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Fishing Museum, Santos

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Housed in an interesting historic building overlooking the Fortaleza de Barra is Fishing Museum. Home to a huge whale skeleton and the simulation of a large boat, this museum is perfect for the kids. There are other exhibits as well such as bottles filled with sand from beaches around the world and a plethora of other fish, turtles, and seabirds all stuffed or embalmed. Pack your own snacks since there is no cafeteria on site or you can have a meal at one of the nearby restaurants. Using our custom trip planner, Santos attractions like Fishing Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Look to the west of Avenida Dr. Washington Luiz for the greatest choice in accommodations, with the main cluster of popular places located here. Choose from chain hotels both simple and luxurious, as well as characterful, family-run pousadas tucked away on residential and commercial side streets. Move farther from the coast to find backpacker-friendly hostels and apartment rentals, ideal for those wishing to keep costs down or stay for longer periods of time.
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  • Good for buying fresh fish, there is a market next to the museum with fresh fish, near the balsa to the city of guaruja.  more »
  • I discovered many different marine species at this museum. This included new species that were found by the local fishermen only at the shores of Santos who had donated the discoveries to educate the ...  more »
  • A beautiful building, facing the sea and a lot of things to be seen, of samples of the sand from the beaches of Brazil the a ossuary of a whale with over 25 metres, at a symbolic price. Worth the visit.
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