Brazil Destinations, Campo Grande

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Campo Grande is a municipality in the Midwest region of Brazil and the state capital of Mato Grosso
do Sul. Campo Grande was founded by miners who came to take advantage of native grazing fields
and crystalline waters of the region.
Planned and wooded, the Mato Grosso do Sul capital is a mix of cultures. The indigenous tribes of
the region influenced the production of the beautiful crafts, filled with ceramic and wood parts,
besides the colorful tapestries. The neighboring country, Paraguay, has influenced Campo Grande
with the gastronomy. One of the examples are the chipa ­ a kind of compact mass of cheese bread ­
and the Paraguayan soup, which is actually a salt pie. To drink, the most popular option is the tereré,
a kind of iced tea. The Japanese immigrants also brought their influences to the regional cuisine. The
Japanese immigrants came from across the world in the early 20th.
The varied table, however, is not the only attraction of Campo Grande. The city offers pleasant
activities like the Nacoes Indigenas Park (Park of Indigenous Nations), the meeting point of the locals
to enjoy the sunset. The area is home to jogging trails and skate tracks, lawns, courts, lake, stage,
arena theater and restaurant, as well as exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum. One of the
attractions of the city tour is the visit to the Memorial of Indigenous Peoples, where there is a
community of Terena Indians and art crafts shop. The program lasts just over two hours and goes
through more than 40 attractions among squares, streets and historic buildings.
The novelty of the city is the return of the Pantanal Train, after 18 years, back to do one of the most
beautiful trips in the country. The train departs from Campo Grande on Saturday towards the city of
Miranda. Windows, looks out at typical landscapes ­ cerrado, herds of cattle, blue macaws … The
return trip takes place on Sundays. The train track is 220 km long and makes a stop in Aquidauana

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