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Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana

Address: Praca Coronel Eugenio Franco n. 1 - Posto 6 | Posto 6, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Copacabana)
Phone Number: +55(21) 2287-3781
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Ranked #29 of 312 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Museums
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Type: Military Museums, Museums

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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The fort exhibits the military history of Brazil. Limited pieces of historic value and interest and limited information in english/spanish/other languages. The area around the fort has a nice view and some very touristic restaurants and cafes.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A very nice and fresh place, at the end of Copacabana beach, very well organized which makes very easy and nice to do the visit along all the galleries. Where you can eat or drink too, which makes it even better

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Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

A turn of the 20th century fort located on a headland between Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. Interesting gun emplacement and museum, which would be improved by some guides in English. Confiterie Columbo branch has some waiters that really do not understand they work in service inustry and they just hate to be bothered by clients, or have any interaction really.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

It's a Great location for a lunch and after that it's an interesting walk through the fort. You also have a great view over Copacabana beach.

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Sao Carlos, SP
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

another excellent place to know a bit of the history of brazil, there you can visit the army museum and eat at confeitaria colombo.

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Manor, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This location has a perfect view point of both Copacabana & Ipanema. The main path has a shop and a restaurant (Confeiteria Colombo), where you can eat at one of their various outdoor tables and enjoy the view. The stroll down the main path ends at some stairs that you can climb and see out into the ocean. My husband... More 

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Coquimbito, Argentina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Pay R$ 6 (half if over 60, student, etc). Enjoy the view, visit the extremely interesting military museum, see the massive cannons embedded in concrete that defended the entrance to Guanabara Bay. One of several military installations around the coastline that are premium assignments. Do have something at the Confeitaria Colombo and soak the place.

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I love going to the Forte de Copacabana, entry fee is only 6reais and you get to enjoy one of the nicest views of Copacabana beach. I suggest eating or having a drink outdoors at the Confeitaria Colombo and walk around the museum, specially the cannon area which has a great view of Copacabana, Pão de Açucar, the ocean and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Fort Copacabana was unique insight into the history of Rio De Janiero. Still an active military installation which was built in 1908. I didn't eat at the café however I understand it is great, but the base offers a unique beach vista great for a photo opportunity.

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Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It has a nice view of the shore. They have one of the most traditional cafés there. It's worth of an afternoon visit.

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