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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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At the lower end of Copacabana Beach. Has a couple of exhibitions that explains the Forts reason. You can walk on top of the Bunker and see the Guns (great view along the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

At the lower end of Copacabana Beach. Has a couple of exhibitions that explains the Forts reason. You can walk on top of the Bunker and see the Guns (great view along the Copacabana Beach for pics) und enter the Fort itself to see the the mechanisms and quarters. There is asl a restaurant within the Fort offering a great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This place was amazing, well worth the 6R entry fee, I would have paid more. Lots to see, a must for any fan of military history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A nice place for a drink at the end of the day, to look at Copacabana beach. This is a military area: it is safe and calm.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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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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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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