Founded by the farmers and cattle raisers of Minas Gerais in search of good pasture and plenty of water, Campo Grande soon gained its economic vocation. However, people from Minas Gerais were not the only people to influence the local culture. The city has a peculiar mix by being home to the second largest community of indigenous Brazilians and Japanese immigrants who arrived in the early 20th century, and also due to its borders with Bolivia and Paraguay.
The result of this mixture appears, for example, in the cuisine. In places such as the Feira Central (Central Market), you can enjoy delicious dishes and drinks such as tereré (Herbal iced tea usually served in a trinket made of ox horn), sopa Paraguaia (a savoury corn based, cheese and onion pie), sobá (noodle soup, omelette and cheiro verde – scallion and parsley seasoning) and locro (a pumpkin-based soup, with beans and corn). Take the opportunity to go to the Antonio Valente Municipal Market, where you will find many distinct flavors and beautiful handicrafts.
In Campo Grande, the indigenous culture is very strong. The handicraft, for example, presents beautiful pieces of pottery, bows and arrows, fans, lacework and embroidery, berrantes (ox horn instruments used in cattle farming) and dolls. At the Casa do Artesão (Artisan House), part of historical and cultural heritage of Mato Grosso do Sul state, you really can can find it all.
In Campo Grande, you will have the chance to visit a village in the urban space. This is being the Memorial da Cultura Indígena (Memorial of Indigenous Culture), a shop full of indigenous products, t is also where over 100 indigenous families live. The Parque das Nações Indígenas (Indigenous Nations Park) is also a space that valorizes this community and houses the Monumento ao Índio (Monument to the Indigenous), the Museu de Arte Contemporânea (Museum of Contemporary Art) and the Museu das Culturas Dom Bosco (Dom Bosco Museum of Cultures).
You can also visit the Church of São Francisco de Assis, whose stained glass tell the story of San Francisco, among many other tourist pots found along the city tour bus route.
The red tinged sand of the Cidade Morena is a beautiful site, and when you are there, how the city got this affectionate name will certainly be revealed!
Campo Grande airport receives direct national flights from large Brazilian cities and has international flight connections.
Some of the closest international airports to can be found in airport, most notable Guarulhos airport, which receives direct international flights from 54 cities abroad.
Campo Grande Bus Station has intercity and interstate routes.
AV. Gury Marques, 1,215, Campo Grande (MS)
+55 (67) 3314-4448
Você pode conhecer 42 pontos turísticos de Campo Grande em um ônibus especial. O trajeto de 48 km é feito em aproximadamente 2h30. Você deve agendar o horário de saída pelo telefone +55 (67) 3321-0800
The most comfortable way of getting around town is by taxi. Calculate the fare and check the companies which provide this type of service.
The area code (DDD) for Campo Grande is 67.
Tourism House: + 55 67 3314 4560
Emergency (Samu): 192
From May to September, the winter season, the temperature usually decreases coming close to zero degrees. During this period, the weather is dry. In the remaining period of the year, the weather is hot and humid. Check the date of your trip and take appropriate clothing for the season.
To enter Brazil, vaccination against any type of illness is not mandatory. However, vaccination against yellow fever (a disease transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes) is recommended before your trip. If you have never taken the vaccine, you need to take it up to 10 days before the trip (this time period is not necessary if you have already been vaccinated).
During the winter (May to September) the relative humidity decreases a lot. It is necessary to be careful in order to keep your body, skin and nose hydrated.