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Museu Casa de Santos Dumont

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This museum, in the former summer residence of Alberto Santos Dumont, father of Brazilian aviation, is devoted to his life and career.
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Rua do Encanto, 22 _ Centro | Próximo ao Relógio das Flores, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25685-081, Brazil
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+55 21 3030-7200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is the small house of Santos Dumont. It has some interesting items but nothing that would be mind-blowing. If you're interested in the history of aviation, you will enjoy this place otherwise it is just another museum.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank The_Traveling_Expat
Reviewed June 1, 2019

Wether you are interested by aviation or not , don't forget to make a stop at this real mc coy house ...!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank francois b
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We spent an amazing day because of our outstanding tour leader Flávio! We want to see Casa Stefan Zweig and Flávio had studied this spot and was able to give us a thorough review of this and all other places!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

The "museum" is the tiny house of Santos Dumont. Along with few curiosities the visit won't last 40 minutes. Should have more interesting things to see.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Elias H
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Historical place which was the real residence of Santos Dummond but with little informative valour for history buffs.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank roderickt915
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

This place is at the top of a hill and the steps are toggled, because Dumont was notoriously superstitious and needed everybody to climb left foot first. The house is tiny and has no kitchen, since the famous aviation pioneer had all his meals delivered...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

Santos Dumont’s house exhibits a little bit of the inventive character of the father of aviation. This charming little place can’t be missed.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ludmilajf
Reviewed March 23, 2018

This multi-story home is delightful in architecture. The brief summary of his life points and a few legacy items are interesting. The location lacks parking. It is worth the small fee and the short time required

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Californiaview
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

This summer home of one of the early inventors of airplanes (Wright brother era) was fun to see. He designed it, but it is just two small rooms. There was information about his life and inventions.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Natalie B
Reviewed August 30, 2017

Check out the creative, funny and beautiful house of the most memorable Brazilian inventor, Alberto Santos Dumont, who flows over Paris in 1906, being - for many - the real father of aviation. His house have 3 levels, a room where you can see videos...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank phgoncalves
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