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  Casa de Santos Dumont
by besbel

This 3-floor house used to be the summer residence in Petrópolis of Alberto Santos Dumont, the father of the aviation in Brazil. Now it holds the museum devoted to his life and career, where you can find not only portraits and personal letters from him, but also the astronimic observatory he had in the top floor. If you are crazy about the history of aviation, you cannot miss this place.
The museum is open Wednesday-Sunday, from 9:30-5.30 pm The cost of the entrance was around 5 reais (US$1.70)

Address: Rua do Encanto, 22
Directions: Next to the Catholic University of Petrópolis
Phone: (5524) 2247-3158

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 19, 2003
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