Museu Casa de Santos Dumont

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Museu Casa de Santos Dumont

Museu Casa de Santos Dumont
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Wesley C
Tucson, AZ6,764 contributions
Father of Brazil Aviation
Oct 2019
Summer home of Santos Dumont -- the Father of Brazil Aviation and the namesake of Rio's domestic airport. Although extremely wealthy, Dumont lived modestly in this small house he designed himself. Built in 1918. Be sure to notice the unique wooden ladder/staircase to the second floor. Also note that there is no kitchen -- all of his food was delivered from the hotel across the street. Besides his role in aviation, Santos Dumont also invented the wristwatch and was a founder of the Iguassu National Park. Very interesting and worth a visit.
Written March 29, 2020
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wfaria
20 contributions
Nice visit
Mar 2020 • Couples
Nice museum to learn a bit about Santos Dumont and a bit of the aeronautical history. The full ticket costs 8 reals.
Written March 14, 2020
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The_Traveling_Expat
Chicago, IL340 contributions
Interesting
Sep 2019
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.
Written September 4, 2019
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francois b
Toulouse, France30 contributions
this place is a must !
Mar 2019 • Couples
Wether you are interested by aviation or not , don't forget to make a stop at this real mc coy house ...!
Written June 1, 2019
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Safari04222425856
2 contributions
Flávio did an outstanding job for all of the major sites & Casa Stefan Zweig
Nov 2018 • Solo
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!
Written November 7, 2018
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Elias H
Sao Paulo, SP621 contributions
Disappointing
Dec 2017 • Couples
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.
Written October 14, 2018
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Roderick T
14 contributions
Beautiful place but that's that
Jul 2018 • Couples
Historical place which was the real residence of Santos Dummond but with little informative valour for history buffs.
Written August 12, 2018
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Mary T
Buenos Aires, Argentina2,653 contributions
Left foot first
May 2018 • Friends
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 from a hotel across the street. There is a room for kids to color drawings related to the history of aviation. Worth a visit!
Written May 20, 2018
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ludmilajf
Juiz de Fora, MG26 contributions
Must go
Apr 2018 • Couples
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.
Written May 3, 2018
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Californiaview
California225 contributions
Short visit for a very interesting man
Mar 2018 • Couples
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
Written March 23, 2018
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