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Museu Casa de Santos Dumont

Rua do Encanto, 22 _ Centro | Próximo ao Relógio das Flores, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25685-081, Brazil
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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“his life” (9 reviews)
“small house” (6 reviews)
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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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"his life"
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"the wright brothers"
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"wrist watch"
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"hot shower"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 September 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.

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Reviewed 31 August 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

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Santos Dumont was an interesting character, and his house cum museum reflects that. Worth a visit if already in Petropolis.

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Santos Dumont is credited with raising interest in aviation with his inventive airships. This summer residence was designed with many features that were considered unusual for the times. He was of small stature and the home was designed for a short individual. Very creative use...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2017

Oriinal house from the Father of Aviation and great inventor, I reccomend tour guide to explain some of his other inventions such as the wrist watch, the hot shower and the right foot first stairs

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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Very interesting museum, telling the life of the father of aviation (and a fabulous inventor). It's awsome to know all of his steps before finally building the 14 Bis. He was really a genius.

Thank Frederico A
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

The house where Santos Dumont actually lived for large periods of his life, is proof of his ingenuity and ahead-of-his-time way of life. A must visit place if you are in Petrópolis.

Thank MariseCaetano
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

A small house where the father of aviation lived and killed himself, a few objects in the house shows already what a genious he was, such as the stairway, the wrist watch and the hot shower

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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Not many people will know that Santos Dumont was the first person to fly. So you people from the USA can't say it was the Wright Brothers! Great little summer house with artefacts and history about this famous Brasilian. If in Petropolis you must go...More

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