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Forte Duque de Caxias

Praca Almirante Julio de Noronha, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22010-020, Brazil
+55 21 3223-5076
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Praca Almirante Julio de Noronha, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22010-020, Brazil
Leme
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"leme beach"
in 9 reviews
"military base"
in 5 reviews
"historical place"
in 2 reviews
"military school"
in 2 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 4 reviews
"sugarloaf mountain"
in 8 reviews
"small monkeys"
in 3 reviews
"sugar loaf"
in 10 reviews
"christ the redeemer"
in 6 reviews
"interesting history"
in 2 reviews
"marmosets"
in 9 reviews
"path"
in 8 reviews
"mico"
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"nature"
in 5 reviews
"hike"
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"colombo"
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"rio"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a free day and made the walk up the trail to the fort. It is an active base and has a weird path to the top, but is free on Tuesdays. Long walk, but overlooks Copacabana and is not very crowded (maybe 6...More

Thank 17JajaB
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the hike up even though it was soaring hot in the afternoon. Hidden gem, not many tourists around but worth a visit. Full view of Copacabana beach.

Thank Mavis T
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

We spent our last morning of our holiday at the Fort. We saw that there was a cafe from the beach, so decided on a late morning snack. If we'd discovered this place on our first day we'd have gone their for late breakfast everyday....More

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Reviewed December 10, 2017

We enjoyed our day visit. Very nice and historical place, plenty to see and learn. Friendly and very informative staff.

Thank Jean G
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Reviewed November 4, 2017

I really enjoyed the whole experience of visiting this fort, which is located on the hill at the Northern end of Copacabana/Leme beach. Entry is through the military school, where a very small entry fee is payable directly to the guards. As the military control...More

Thank Nick M
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Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

It's a nice 20 minure walk up the hill and you get great views. I went soon after opening and had it to myself for 10 minutes. In many ways I preferred it to Sugarloaf with its crowds. Small cafe at the top. Only 4...More

Thank John_Conakry
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Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

We walked from Leme to Forte Duque de Caxias, took around 1 hour. Very interesting history even though the language . Had a drink and snack at the Cafe. A very leisurely way to spend the morning . Entrance fee is BR 8 per person.

Thank Yardley L
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Reviewed August 2, 2017

It's worth coming up here for the view. Great view of Sugarloaf on one side and Copacabana on the other. The hike up is on a stone road, no trouble there. There were hundreds of marmosets on top, protect your food. They're savage, but cute....More

Thank Nate W
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Reviewed June 21, 2017

Worth the 4 REALS we paid. The hike was amazing, we went early morning to avoid the mid-day heat. Saw many of the monkeys along the path. The view from the top is amazing, one side Copacabana the other Sugarloaf Mountain. Definitely a hidden gem!

Thank Traveler_DD11
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Reviewed June 15, 2017

It is an easy 20-30min walk up a cobbled road at the northern end of Leme beach. You pay R4 at the entrance and walk through an active army base before getting on to the road. It is very shady with all the trees, and...More

Thank Bob P
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