- Established: January 1 1727
- Nickname: Cidade Verde (Green City)
- Region State: Mato Grosso
- Population: 551,098
- Temperature Average: around 15-31 °C
- Stadium: Arena Pantanal
Cuiabá World Cup Poster
The Cuiabá World Cup poster is one of the most busiest posters. To start with the football, in the middle there is no random black spot, but it’s the map of Cuiabá. The leg that kicks the football contains many colours, representing the multiple cultures of the city and visitors. In the background you see colourful vegetation which refer to the Pantanal, one of the world’s largest tropical wetland areas. Then we have the white/black bird which is the Jabiru bird. The Jabiru bird (also called tuiuiu) is a common creature in the Pantanal area.
Matches To Be Played: 4
Cuiabá: 4 Things You Have to See
FIFA Fan Fest
FIFA’s Fan Fests include huge screens where fans can watch the World Cup matches together. The Fan Fest in Cuiabá can be found in Parque de Exposições.
Historic buildings can be found in this centre like the Saint Benedict Church, the Chapel of Our Lord of the Stations of the Cross, the Palace of Instruction, the old War Arsenal and much more. Many streets in this area kept their architectural characteristics.
The Pantanal is the world’s largest wetland. The wetland is 115 km away from Cuiabá. The Pantanal is breathtaking, and rarely you will see anything like this.You see free wild animals, such as alligators, pumas, monkeys, reptiles and birds in an impressive environment and colours.
Chapada dos Guimarães
Another breathtaking landscape is the Chapada dos Guimarães. The landscape consists off huge red and orange walls, giant rocks, caves, waterfalls and natural crystal clean pools. This National Park is inscribed in the World Heritage List and is perfect for adventure sports.
Did You Know Cuiabá:
- Is the capital city of state Mato Grosso
- Is known as the ‘Southern gate to the Amazon’
- Is the smallest 2014 World Cup Brazil host city
- Has the highest temperatures (more than 40°C) of all host cities
- Is isolated and far from the big cities
- Is located in the most central part of the continent
- Lies along the Cuiabá River, a tributary of the Paraguay River
- Serves as an access way to Brazil’s 3 main biomes: the Cerrado, the Pantanal and the Amazon