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Address: Rua Barao de Melgaco | Centro Norte, Cuiaba, State of Mato Grosso, Brazil

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Worth a passing by

A quick passing will be sufficient for the place. Is the middle of South America, but not the inhabitants now about this. Put the name at google maps and spend 5 min there. Make... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2016
Flávio R
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Reviewed November 10, 2016

A quick passing will be sufficient for the place. Is the middle of South America, but not the inhabitants now about this. Put the name at google maps and spend 5 min there. Make sure to do a 360º at the monument, that will mean that you have surrounded the hole South America in a 'technical sense'. ;)

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Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2016

For a monument with such greatness, it's not worth visiting. They could do better about being in the center of South America.

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Chapada dos Guimaraes, MT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2016

The place is full of symbolism, but there is not much to be seen apart from the obelisk and Cuiabá's municipal legislative headquarters. Besides that, there seems to be an eternal dispute over the actual geodesic center of South America.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2015

The monument is nice enough, but not the real geodesic centre of South America. This one is the one worked out by Rondon in the early 20th century and so needs to be recorded. However, the real centre is 30 km away from Chapada dos Guimaraes. Here there is a concrete block to mark it, rather lacking in anything special,... More 

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Foz do Iguaçu, Parana, Brazil
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2015

I say that because depends of your perspective. The South-American Geodesic Center is just a monument which has an important meaning. Cuiába, the Mato Grosso capital is a historical city surrounded by natural beauties, very nice people, culture, strong agriculture and very nice birds. I got there by chance and started to think about many things related to the historical... More 

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Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil
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Reviewed November 2, 2014

Very interesting. Besides the very tall monument marking the center of South America, there are circle plaques around the monument indicating direction and distance of well known cities in Brazil. It's worth a visit.

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footscray west
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Reviewed August 1, 2014

In the Chapada dos Guimarães park, just outside the small township of Chapada dos Guimarães (about 65 Km from Cuiabá), and providing a scenic viewpoint - great for watching sunset over the lowlands, is located an innoculus and easy to overlook a small cement square marking the geodetic center of South America. Noteably, in the 70's a number of alternative... More 

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Hiratsuka, Japan
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

Before leaving Brazil, I walked around the old town Cuiaba early in the morning with my friends. First place I reached was Geodesic Center of South America. The tower was so impressive. The guy, probably the clerk of this facility, was so kind . He took pictures of us. I realized again that we were at the completely opposite side... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2014

Based on the photos it's hard to tell whether this attraction refers to the obelisk in downtown Cuiabá or the viewpoint 1.5hrs away. In any case, I visited both. The obelisk downtown actually seems more legit as the 'Geodesic Centre of South America' as it has the coordinates and a plaque that actually talks about it being the centre. There... More 

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Cuiaba, MT
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Seeing the magnificent geodesic place is a nice experience, not because you are in the middle point of South America, but because it is a beautiful

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