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Santos Dumont

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Santos Dumont

Santos Dumont is a city in the Zona da Mata region of Minas Gerais.


Santos Dumont is the birthplace of aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont and is named in his honour. Prior to the renaming the city was known as Palmira. The Cabangu museum, located 16 km (9.9 mi) from the centre of the city (21°25′32″S 43°40′27″W) is dedicated to his memory. It is located in the house where he was born and has personal objects, photos and an aviation museum.

Get in[edit]

  • Herminia Pedro Chavez Bus Station (Rodoviária Hermínia Pedro Chavez).

Get around[edit]


Museu de Cabangu
Represa da Ponte Preta, em Santos Dumont
  • Igreja Matriz de São Miguel e Almas, Praça Cesário Alvim - Centro.
  • Cabangu Museum (Museu de Cabangu) (16 Km do Centro da cidade). House where Alberto Santos Dumont was born.
  • Ponte Preta Reservoir (Represa da Ponte Preta).
  • Igreja de Nosso Senhor dos Passos, Praça Bias Fortes.
  • Praça Bagatelle, BR-040 (Próximo ao hótel 14-Bis).
  • Paulo de Paula Cultural Center (Centro Cultural Paulo de Paula), Praça da Estação - Centro.
  • Antenor Ayres Viana Municipal Library, Rua Prefeito José Maria Pitella, 132 - Centro. (Biblioteca Municipal Antenor Ayres Viana).



  • Galeria Paulo Couri, R Antonio Ladeira.
  • Shopping Campos Henriques, Avenida Presidente Getúlio Vargas, 377 - Centro, +55 32 3251-6755.


  • Restaurante Fogão de Lenha, R. Sérgio Neves, 63, +55 32 3251-4433.
  • Super Mais Espaço Gourmet, Rua Afonso Pena, 607.




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