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Museu Forte Defensor Perpetuo de Paraty

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Address: Morro do Forte, s/no. | Centro Historico, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: 24 3371-8328
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Museu Forte Defensor Paraty

A pleasant walk from the town center. About half an hour. Lovely views from the top which look out over the bay and the town. Very safe as there were 3 policemen stationed at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2013
Vossem, Brabant, Belgium
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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Would only really suggest going if you have time on your hands. We did so we walked the short distance from the historic area. Its a nice walk, the views are good and at the right time of day you can spot many different birds. However, the museum itself isn't that remarkable. There were two small sections to the museum,... More 

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Vossem, Brabant, Belgium
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

A pleasant walk from the town center. About half an hour. Lovely views from the top which look out over the bay and the town. Very safe as there were 3 policemen stationed at various points on the windy path up to the fort. We didn't see in the small museum as it was closed on the day we went..

Thank DJW65
Sao Paulo, SP
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40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Don't waste much time in the museum, nothing was in any sort of order and there was no helpful explanations of any of the materials shown in the tiny museum. The view is is definitely worth it, so go for the view and not the history. Note that it can be very hot, although the path is shaded. The walk... More 

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South Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Building is nothing special, but the location is nice. There are nicer sights in the area, so this can be easily skipped without losing much. Bring insect repellant!

Thank Mk_B0RG
Rio Claro, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Don't expect to see a great museum. Brazil has no investments on it and the employees are often on strike (true!). You must have your own thoughts and knowledge about it to embrace the location beauty. One must understand that this had once been the most important and one of the strongest defences in Brazil to protect all the gold... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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1,204 reviews
384 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,689 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Paraty is trying to be recognized as UNESCO world heritage site, so its authorities should care about the conditions of its historical sites, such as this beautiful Fort. Amazing views from its top as well.


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