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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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Worth for the setting

The museum itself is not such a great deal, but the setting is wonderful. There is also a nice cafe.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Uruguaiana, RS
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This Fort and museum is beautiful. It shows the history of the fort and also all of its machinery. The surroundings, with places for people to hang out and drink enjoying the excellent views, are the best of the Fort. If you are a little claustrophobic, you should not enter the fort where the canons and the engines are.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum itself is not such a great deal, but the setting is wonderful. There is also a nice cafe.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a complete view of Copacabana and know it's history, this is the place. We waited a like an hour for a table outside, can be more, but it's totally worthy!

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to visit, good view to Copacabana Beach and the ocean. They have videos, old artifacts,etc. Historical site.

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very cheap entry.. Lovely place to enjoy a meal or a drink with faboulous views! Really interesting and visual.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

6 reals. Awesome views. Been their during a rainy day. Very calm and peaceful. No crowds. Beverage in a cafe is must. Museums are boring and deserve to be skipped.

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Bern, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a nice place from where you can see both beaches (Copacabana and Ipanema) and there is always any museam or other exposition about interesting things. There is not a lot of things to do, but definitely worth it to visit this place.

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

We stumbled upon the fort, not realizing that you could pay to get in (about $2 each). We didn't visit the museums or exhibits, but walked around the grounds taking in the amazing views. Be sure to walk to the end to experience the absolute BEST views!!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Have a nice view of copacabana beach, and some history about rio/brasil. They could improvie a lot of stuff. There where hardly any english translations found about the history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

If you are in Rio and staying nearby you must got there. You will have a unique view of Copacabana, Ipanema, Leme and the Sugar Loaf. Nice place and very calm

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Copacabana
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.