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São Paulo Major Tourist Attractions Private Tour: 8-Hour (Santos City Pick-up)
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São Paulo Major Tourist Attractions Private Tour: 8-Hour (Santos City Pick-up)

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Explore Sao Paolo with a dedicated guide on this comprehensive, full-day tour from Santos. All private round-trip transportation is provided, which means there's no need to rent a car; you can just enjoy the scenery on the way there and back. Your guide will lead your private party through a carefully-curated itinerary designed to ensure you don't miss a thing.
$162.80 per adult
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AGED NOMAD wrote a review Jan 2020
Hermanus, South Africa613 contributions182 helpful votes
This museum is housed in a quite impressive building, in the past apparently part of the port fortification defences, and contains a large number of interesting exhibits, including the skeleton of a whale. As we discovered in many museums in Brazil, one downside is that descriptions are all written only in Portugese, a distinct disadvantage for any tourist that is not familiar with that language.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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niels v wrote a review Jul 2019
Santos, SP909 contributions220 helpful votes
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The fishing museum stands almost on top of the first fort built in Santos, fort Augusto in 1714. Later it became a maritime mariner college, a natural museum and now a fishing museum. It used to be free but that changed R$ 5.00 for a ticket, R$ 2,50 for students and free for under the age of 6 and over the age of 60. All information in the museum is in Portuguese. There is a small corner on the ground floor where small kids can sit and draw. At the end of the tour through the museum there is an activity centre for the bit larger kids mimicking a sailing vessel with ladders, ropes ect. , loads of fun. First floor houses a huge skeleton of a whale. Approx. 25m and used to weigh app. 70 ton. Further nice collection of shells and an enormous collection of bottles housing the sand of all the Brazilian beaches. Sharks, fishes etc. All very educational. Nice place for a rainy day to.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Thais M, Gerente at Fishing Museum
Responded Jul 29, 2019
Thank you for your visit! Glad you liked the Museu de Pesca! Come back soon!
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RHAHJ wrote a review Feb 2019
Nijmegen, The Netherlands1,976 contributions289 helpful votes
The museo da Pesca is located in a nice large building. Looks colonial to me. Contents are comparable to the nearby museo do mar. With stuffed fish, fish fossils. Highlight is the huge manta ray at the entrance. In addition, there are displays of shells, rocks from all over the world, sand from Brazilian beaches, petrol, and some displays of fishing equipment. They seem to have some spare space that they filled up to look like parts of a ship.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from Thais M, Gerente at Fishing Museum
Responded Jul 29, 2019
Thank you for your visit! Glad you liked the Museu de Pesca! Come back soon!
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André N wrote a review Jan 2017
Santos, SP1,621 contributions2,377 helpful votes
Good for buying fresh fish, there is a market next to the museum with fresh fish, near the balsa to the city of guaruja.
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Date of experience: December 2016
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Monien89 wrote a review Nov 2015
Sydney, Australia114 contributions47 helpful votes
I discovered many different marine species at this museum. This included new species that were found by the local fishermen only at the shores of Santos who had donated the discoveries to educate the public about marine creatures. Most of the sea creatures on display were exclusive to South America. Information about the sea creatures from the Amazon and etc. The museum not only included marine life, it also had collections of sand and sea shells from all around Brazil and parts of South America. This was quite interesting to see the comparisons of the North and South, where there were differences in colour and thickness. The museum also had a huge display of the whale hovering on one of the ceilings, it was a amazing. Worth recommending to visit and educate yourselves!
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Date of experience: January 2015
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