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Forte Duque de Caxias

Praca Almirante Julio de Noronha, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22010-020, Brazil (Leme)
+55(21)3223-5076
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Ranked #36 of 338 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Type: Military Bases/ Facilities, Cultural
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Type: Military Bases/ Facilities, Cultural

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New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The place is a bit hidden and there are no signs indicating the entrance at the very end of Copacabana Beach. After walking uphill for about 20 minutes you’ll discover that the fort offers a great view of Copacabana Beach, Corcovado Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain as well. Along the way it is possible to see little funny monkeys on the... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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17 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

this is a place you would not normally go to but I HIGHLY recommend the trip.. you go to the end of Copacabana at the opposite end of bay where the Copacabana fort is... There is an entrance at the military base... once paying the entrance fee you hike for about 30 minutes to the top and are awarded with... More 

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Elkton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Went to other attractions with tour group - Redeemer, Sugar Loaf, etc. Walked this trail ourselves, AMAZING! Wildlife galore on the way up for me (monkeys, butterflies, lizards etc.), military history at the top for my husband, along with fantastic views of Copacabana beach and the harbor for both of us. Highly recommended if you have an hour in Rio... More 

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Australia
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Not many people know about this fort built in the nineteenth century. Its at the Leme end of the beach. It will give you excellent views down towards Arpoador. During the world cup you'll pass by thcolourful bear statues at the very far end of Leme just before the entrance to the fort, stop for a coconut water at the... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Outstand view of Copacabana, and a nice branch of famous Confeitaria Colombo cafe. From couples to family. Entrance fee just R$ 6,00 (less than US$ 3).

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Recife, PE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Located in the APA da Pedra do Leme, the duque de Caxias fortress have a beatiful view of the Baia de Guanabara.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a nice short trial from Copacabana through a military base to the hill-top through a rain-forest, which is full of small monkeys, which are also everywhere in the top fort. The fort itself is quiet and interesting with its cannons and small exposition. The views from the top are amazing. I absolutely recommend to visit it. Some days... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The real reason to visit Forte Duque De Caxias is to walk through the rainforest on Morro de Leme to a excellent view of Rio. We saw humming birds, eagles and marmosets on our walk. The view at the top was excellent and the fort was an interesting addition too.

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

A really nice place to find shade, remember the color green and the quietness of nature. Always parking at the bottom and monkeys at the top. Look for gigantic blue butterflies, listen for church bells on Sunday and bring a snack.

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Surrey, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Fantastic views. Well worth the R$4 and 800m cobbled stone climb. This place is totally under-rated by tour books. Definitely a must. 3rd highest view point after Cristo Redentor and Sugarloaf. AKA Forte de Leme. Beach and playground just outside.

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