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Museu Forte Defensor Perpetuo de Paraty

Morro do Forte, s/no. | Centro Historico, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Ranked #51 of 93 Attractions in Paraty
Type: Military Museums
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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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..

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Sao Paulo, SP
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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!

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Rio Claro, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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774 reviews 774 reviews
304 attraction reviews
1,528 helpful votes 1,528 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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