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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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Such an amazing place. This is located at the Copacabana beach. This is another sunset place in Rio. There's a coffee house called Confeitaria Colombo, you MUST check it out. So... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Such an amazing place. This is located at the Copacabana beach. This is another sunset place in Rio. There's a coffee house called Confeitaria Colombo, you MUST check it out. So romantic, so amazing. There are sometimes shows in this place, check it out if you can see it. Although is only in Portuguese.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I visited the Forte de Copacabana and the Museu do Exército on a Sunday morning as it opened. There was a queue at the entrance as the place is also home to a branch of a well known colonial cafeteria - people seemed very excited to get a table there. Entrance costs R$6 for an adult (bring change, if possible... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It was a kept secret of my trip. I asked many people in Rio where to go and what to see and nobody told me to go to this place. I was walking by it and decided to go in with my wife and was greatly impressed. The fort has an amazing view to the Copacabana Beach, it is very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I agree with what many people say about the museum itself. It isn't that spectacular, especially if you don't read Portuguese. But plan to walk the grounds and stop to have lunch and a drink at the restaurant on the base. It has great views and should be considered a nice place to relax for a few hours. Not much... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The view is amazing and you can enjoy a very lovely afternoon drinking coffe and eating fine bakery food. I love going there just to sit and enjoy the view. There is a fee to enter but it's very cheap.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I wished some of the information was in English since we unfortunately do not read Portuguese. The fort has an interesting exebition - but the best part is the view - amazing. And the bakery is good too!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Located at the end of Copacabana Beach, the eponymously named fort was a rainy-day activity that I ventured upon after traversing the entire length of the shore. It is one of over a dozen 20th Century installations dotting the harbor around Rio de Janeiro and actually still functions as a military base. The entrance is fairly easy to spot and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The fort feels less like a war tool and more like a cool villa with the ocean as your backyard (!) Nice sights everywhere, but certainly not a visit worth more than the time to have a coffee and rest your feet.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Good well maintained fort with amazing views. only con i felt was every description of the place inside the fort was in portuguese. So we being english speaking cudnt get a thing.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Not a very interesting visit. The fort itself has a mixed type of content, the fort itself and stuff from past ages. It is not nicely displayed and the very few stuff to see. Would recommend it.

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