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Address: Rua das Velas, 100 - Shopping Pequena Finlandia, Penedo, Itatiaia, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: (24) 3351-2002
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It's Not Amazing But It Is Cool and Worth a Visit

Look, if I was a kid, I would have thought this was awesome just for the mere thought of it. It is super cool, reindeer and all. It looks like his real house on the outside... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 February 2015
Camila M
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Northport, New York, United States
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

I enjoyed seeing the interior of Santa's house, especially the mailbox filled with letters from around the world.

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Loule, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Never expected in the middle of Brazil to find a Finnish village. A great experience. The whole village is something that if you are in the area should do

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Northport, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

Look, if I was a kid, I would have thought this was awesome just for the mere thought of it. It is super cool, reindeer and all. It looks like his real house on the outside would, at least how I imagined it. Inside I didn't get to see...it was closed! Does it ever open? It's a mystery! But we... More 

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Thank Camila M
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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74 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

Just a couple of stores, not too many options. The stores sell more or less the same items. The restaurant at the corner, in the entrance of the mall has a terrible service. We waited for minutes and minutes to receive some attention, and decided to leave and try another one.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2014

Although overpriced for what it is, is a unique experience for kids in that part of Brazil, who would otherwise have no place to see Santa in his village. Very cute house, the area is nicely decorated, clean and Santa was friendly.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

Nice stores and good prices. I liked just about everything, including restaurants (not mre than three).

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Thank lcesar
Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Cute Finland style houses. If all you want to do is look at the houses you don't need much time, as that area is not so big, but you might want to spend some time in the shops and get some souvenirs here

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

Really nice Santa. The house is small and simple but my 3yo was alowed everywhere to take pictures which made him feel really special! He loved it!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

Ok, you are in Penedo now or will be visiting the town or one of its neighboring towns (Resende, Volta Redonda) or if you are driving from Rio to São Paulo or the other way around. Penedo is 170km away from Rio. The whole region was colonized by Finns, so be sure you are going to find a lot of... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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70 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

We expected more infrastructure, but it's OK for kids.

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