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Casa de Santos Dumont

  • Rua do Encantado 22 Map It
  • Petrópolis
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Known as "Encantado" or "enchanted," this diminutive cottage wouldn't look out of place in a fairy-tale wood. Santos Dumont, one of the world's first aviators, built the house in 1918 to a scale in keeping with his own tiny size. The eccentric genius's inventions fill the house, including a heated shower he developed before most homes even had running water. The home doesn't have a kitchen because Dumont ordered his food from a nearby hotel—the first documented restaurant delivery service in Brazil.

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Rua do Encantado 22, Petrópolis, 25685–081, Brazil

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Sight Details:

  • R$5
  • Tues.–Sun. 9:30–5

Published 06/18/2015


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