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Forte Duque de Caxias

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Praca Almirante Julio de Noronha, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22010-020, Brazil
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Reviewed February 15, 2019

Beautiful place to go, beside of Copacabana. You must walk to the top, you don't have another option that can bring you there. you will find many amical small munkeys during the walking. It is not expensive at all, but the accept only cash

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MarcoTRibeiro
Reviewed January 29, 2019

The slog up the hill is not for the faint-hearted on 30 degrees plus heat, but it's worth it for the views, and also for the fort itself and the interesting history.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BrushM
Reviewed January 2, 2019

the best view of Copacabana is defenitly here, you will Need to walk up a hill before arrive but once you there you will enjoy an amazing view of Rio. Really worth to go

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AliceHM2019
Reviewed December 30, 2018

This fortress was the best place that we had a breakfast in Rio, the cafes are great and the view of Copacabana beach is great. its a good place to walk around and even check the historical part

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank michelesmith300
Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

The fort has some really nice vantage points when you get up to the top. But if you have trouble walking ,the walking on the brick path are not for you. It probably takes a good 25 minutes to walk up to the top. Once...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ge0teach84
Reviewed December 11, 2018

At the end of Leme beach in Rio de Janeiro is this little gem. Located with the military base grounds the fort is a leisurely walk through the forest (inhabited by many cute little Mico monkeys). When we were there the fort was very quiet...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sharontravel2015
Reviewed November 19, 2018

Forte Duque de Caxias atop the beautiful Morro de Leme is perhaps the most underrated attraction in Rio. While everyone runs to Pao de Acucar and Cristo Redentor, the fort receives very few visitors. The views here are magnificent and the trail up to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Trekker2020
Reviewed November 13, 2018

This is a good place to go to get views of Copocabana and Ipanima beaches as it take out to the edge of the rocks which overlooks both beaches, there are cafe where you can sit eat/drink and see the views across the bay

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Halina M
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Walking through the forest on a cobbled road felt miles away from the congestion and noise of Rio, yet on reaching the fort at the top, the views of Copacabana, the Sugar Loaf and Corcovado were spectacular. The fort has a fascinating history and is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Sue P
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Forte Duque de Caxias demand a bit of your hard work to climb up (there are no vehicles), but once you get there, it rewards you with incomparable views of the Copacabana Beach. The entrance is a bit hard to find, as you have to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank DincerP
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