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Coffee Museum

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Address: Rua XV de Novembro, 95, Santos, State of Sao Paulo 11.010-151, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 13 3213-1750
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Inaugurated in 1998, the Coffee Museum is one of the main touristic...

Inaugurated in 1998, the Coffee Museum is one of the main touristic attractions of the City of Santos and has as main purpose to preserve and make known the history of coffee in Brazil and in the world. By means of objects, documents and audiovisual media, the Institution shows the public how the evolution of coffee culture and the political, economic and cultural development of the country are closely connected since the second half of the XVIII century and up to our days.

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Was really a lovely place to visit. Even though there was no guide available, it had English information reachable. I really enjoyed the style of the exposure and would definitely... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was really a lovely place to visit. Even though there was no guide available, it had English information reachable. I really enjoyed the style of the exposure and would definitely recommend to friends and family. Ps: unfortunately I couldn't go in a day to taste different coffees but I still got the chance to drink one at the coffee bar... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I found this museum dull. Not a great deal of information or interest and not many English translations. Perhaps worth a visit if in Santos but definitely not worth a journey.

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Chios, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Coffe museus is fantastic. You can see how was the trade in the previous and begining of this century. Very romantic place. Do not miss to drink a coffee inside the museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The museu mia locares um a beautiful late 18th Ventura doentinho Santos. You can hobby tourist bus or by yourself. The street is remodeled to look old style with iron cast light poles. There are beautiful paintings covering the whole wall by a famous painter from 1900s. You can enjoy best Brazilian coffees, different drinks based on coffee as well,... More 

Thank Reinaldo N
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is a great place to visit, the building is quite old with fantastic detail. This was where they use to sell the coffee and decide on the price, it is very interesting and you can get a really good cup of coffee in the cafe. It's very cheap to get in as well and they let you take photos.

Thank J C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Im not a coffee drinker, but love the smell of the coffee though.And I had a sip because it was a complimentary gift for purchasing coffees for my family and friends. The museum looks big from the outside but inside, they didnt exhibit many stuff.

Thank Fatenjasmee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Built in 1922, this imposing building once announced daily the prices of coffee as a commodity. Brazil was the main producer so it made sense there to have the prices decided here, but after the 1929 crash, more and more New York and other financial centers took over that role. One can still see the place where the exchange discussions... More 

Thank sjpo
Campinas, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Very well organized and comparable to good international museums. Tells the history of coffee plantations and commerce since the first years in Brazil. Explains the development of the port and of the city. The building itself is worth the visit!

Thank Fabiola B
Santos, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Brazil it's not great to keep their history well preserved, but this place is a great exception! Most try the coffee shop by the entrance, and spend some time enjoying the views of the craftsman work on the rooftop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Really well done museum on the history of coffee in Brazil and the world with English translations in each of the rooms for all of the items on display. We had hoped to get an English guide but because of some larger tour groups we were unable to so we walked from room to room and used the placards and... More 

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