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Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana

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Neighborhood: 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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Excellent views of copacabana beach and the bay

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Chelmsford, 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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Lisbon, Portugal
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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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Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

It's a Great location for a lunch and after that it's an interesting walk through the fort. You also have a great view over Copacabana beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

another excellent place to know a bit of the history of brazil, there you can visit the army museum and eat at confeitaria colombo.

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Manor, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This location has a perfect view point of both Copacabana & Ipanema. The main path has a shop and a restaurant (Confeiteria Colombo), where you can eat at one of their various outdoor tables and enjoy the view. The stroll down the main path ends at some stairs that you can climb and see out into the ocean. My husband... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Pay R$ 6 (half if over 60, student, etc). Enjoy the view, visit the extremely interesting military museum, see the massive cannons embedded in concrete that defended the entrance to Guanabara Bay. One of several military installations around the coastline that are premium assignments. Do have something at the Confeitaria Colombo and soak the place.

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