Visit Mato Grosso

Mato Grosso is a Brazilian state situated in the Central-West region of Brazil. It is the 5th largest state in the country, with an area of 903,357 km2. The capital city is Cuiaba, which offers a charming, colonial atmosphere and many cultural attractions for visitors.

The diverse landscape of Mato Grosso features vast grasslands, wetlands and tropical rainforests that are home to exotic wildlife such as jaguars and tapirs. Tourists can explore these natural wonders by visiting popular destinations like Pantanal National Park and Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park where they can enjoy activities like trekking and birdwatching.

Mato Grosso has a unique history dating back to 1682 when Jesuit priests arrived in the region to evangelize indigenous tribes. In 1748, it became one of the first provinces of Brazil under Portuguese rule, eventually gaining its independence from Portugal in 1822 after Napoleon's invasion forced their withdrawal from South America.