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Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana

Praca Coronel Eugenio Franco n. 1 - Posto 6 | Posto 6, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Copacabana)
+55(21) 2287-3781
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Ranked #29 of 494 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

For a few bucks you will have a nice walk with beautiful views of Copacabana Beach and skyline, and if you climb to where the barrels are, the view is even nicer because you can see Ipanema Beach too.

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Marina, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Here one can learn about BraziIian history from the arrival of the first European sailors to the modern era, all from a military perspective. There is a museum, an exhibition hall, and the fort itself to visit room by room. You can also climb up to the top of the fort for panoramic views of the bay. Not to be... More

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Dubai
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

So I was just walking along the beach of Copacabana and I spotted this area where a lot of people are sitting while looking at the whole strip of Copacabana beach, as I head towards the area, I realized that I was heading to a Military Fort that also happened to be a Museum, I ask the friendly military personnel... More

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Brandon, Canada
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14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

By some of the reviews I read I was expecting a great place. It was nice the only thing is it's not very well labelled. Yes I know It's not an English speaking country but for all of the English everyone around spoke we were surprized at how it was Portuguese only. We must have picked the wrong restaurant because... More

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Florida
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

For those who like to see old canons, old weapons, plus a history museum, in a beautiful European manicured setting, this place was surprisingly great for Copacabana, where little seems to be manicured to this extent. Great for men, women and boys, I think!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Very cheap to enter at $R6. Lovely leafy avenue leading up to the various areas and museum rooms to learn the history of Brazil ending with the giant cannon situated at then end with the tunnels of the arsenal. Fabulous views of Copacabana from all areas. Walking back from the cannons on a cobbled road towards the welcoming restaurant we... More

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New York
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

You can have a great view of Copacabana Beach from the Copacabana Fort. It is near posto #6 of Copacabana beach. The admission is only R $6 and you and view the different cannons and fort structure in there. There are 2 very nice restaurants (Colombo de Forte & Loja Vitacura ) for breakfast,lunch with a great scenic view. The... More

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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Wow, great views of Cobacabana Beach. Interesting museum and fort. Great place to have a meal and enjoy the view. Really nice place.

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