Tourist Attraction in Cuiabá: Museu do Morro da Caixa d'Água Velha
The Caixa D'Agua hill, 142 years ago, was the only reservoir in the city of Cuiabá. Built in the nineteenth century, under the management of Colonel Jose Maria de Alencastro, President of the Province of Mato Grosso, tanks for storage of submerged water, consists of two galleries, received water directly from the Cuiabá River and distributed by gravity to pour copiously into different parts of the City. It had the capacity to store more than one million liters of water. And at the end of 2007, the site was rediscovered and recovered transformed into a museum and gained a prominent place in the tourist and research itineraries and tours of Mato Grosso. The Caixa D'Agua Velha Museum is a great art exhibition in the eyes of visitors. The internal structure has three spans 13 meters wide, each 45 meters long. The interior, where the aqueduct is located, impresses all visitors. This tank contained 1.2 million liters, enough to guarantee the supply of the 25 thousand inhabitants of Cuiabá. At the top, several spaces were built, like a large wooden bridge that runs along a large ximbuva, which needed special attention.