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Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana

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Address: Praca Coronel Eugenio Franco n. 1 - Posto 6 | Posto 6, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: +55(21) 2287-3781
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Well worth a visit if you are interested in Military history or just want a good coffee at the restaurants within the Forte confines. The museum houses well laid out displays... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit if you are interested in Military history or just want a good coffee at the restaurants within the Forte confines. The museum houses well laid out displays charting Brasil's military past along with a range of curios including a Metropolitan Police helmet from London! You can still smell the grease and oil required to lubricate the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A great spot to check out when you want to get away from the beach for a while. Explore the fort and then enjoy a bite to eat and a drink or two at the cafes located inside with a stunning view of Copacabana Beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

One of the most enchanting places in the city. Def a must! I wasn't impressed with the breakfast at colombo though!

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Natick, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The fort is at the far end of copacabana. It is a historical museum, (which I personally did not care about) , but what was nice, are the views of copacabana and the cafes. I would suggest going here for breakfast or lunch. Two small great cafes in the fort. It costs R $6 to enter the fort. It's a... More 

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Danbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A very interesting small museum with audio guides available for a small fee. Gives good summary and display of Brasil military history from 16th to 19th century. Definitely worth a visit for that alone but enhanced by its location and views over the bay and beach. At the end of the promontory are very large guns protecting the bay. 2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The place is fantastic. The museum is not the attractio itself, but the fortress is located in a unique place, where the sea is very beautiful. The night view of Copacabana is also an attraction. Thre is a branch of Confeitaria Colombo here, but I am not sure why, they are not as good as the original one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you are a tourist, you going to be in Copacabana off course,so take a walk there and enjoy a view few have enjoyed. You can also have a quick meal there,enjoy a beer and visit the museum, this ,in my opinion, should be part of the mandatory touristic route

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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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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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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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