Santos Dumont (formerly known as Palmira) is a municipality in southern Minas Gerais state, Brazil. The population (2006) is estimated to be 49,137 and the total area of the municipality is 639.1 km2 (246.8 sq mi). It lies at an elevation of 839 m (2,753 ft) just off the main interstate highway, BR040, between the urban centers of Barbacena (north) and Juiz de Fora (south). It is 240 km (150 mi) from the state capital, Belo Horizonte, and 220 km (140 mi) from Rio de Janeiro. It became a city in 1889. Wikipedia
A place in Brazil, Santos Dumont is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. After your splendid visit to Santos Dumont, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Petropolis. Take a short trip from Santos Dumont and set some time aside to explore the Petropolis. Dotted with places like Cervejaria Bohemia, Imperial Museum, Museu Casa De Santos Dumont; it will definitely be a good idea. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.
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