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Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana

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Address: Praca Coronel Eugenio Franco, 1 | Posto 6, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22070-020, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 21 2287 3781
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Private Tour: Sugar Loaf with Copacabana Fort and Arpoador
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Sightseeing Boat Ride in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro including Transport

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See Copacabana Beach from the oceanside

You do not have to go sailing to see Copacabana Beach from the Ocean - you can do it in the comfort of the Fort of Copacabana. Here you will find a military museum, an art... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You do not have to go sailing to see Copacabana Beach from the Ocean - you can do it in the comfort of the Fort of Copacabana. Here you will find a military museum, an art gallery, music performed at sun-set (check program before going) and the almost original seventeen century cannons. A wonderful cafe where sometimes there is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting nice place to visit although at the time no English writing so missed a lot of information. Still had a nice day between the 2 Rio beaches interesting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can get some of Rio's feeling going to Forte de Copacabana. Amazing view, part of our history, ocean nearby, and to finish you visit (or to start) is mandatory to have breakfest at Confeitaria Colombo enjoying all the above. The breakfest part is just my opinion, however highly recommended and don't get updet about the queue, it is totally... More 

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Thank Carla d
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive fortress and 30cm canon made by Krupp. Nice outdoor eating under trees with Nice view of the copacabana and wave riders. Long lines. Minimal entrance fee. Cash only. Shoes required.

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Thank Joachim S
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good place for see and learn war history of Brasil. But almost NO info on english 😞 but good weiw from there ☺

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The place is nice and easy to walk around. You can relax overlooking the Copacabana beach. The history museum has no signage in English or any other language other than Portuguese.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Only 6 reias to enter and it's worth it to sit at one of the cafes overlooking Copacabana beach. There's a history museum with minimal signage in English (or any language other than Portuguese) but still managed to learn some things about Brazil in WWII that I didn't know before.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

There are great views of Copacabana to had from the fort and the museum is quite interesting. Its a shame there is not signage in multiple languages. My favourite bit was going inside the bunker and viewing the guns and shells up close

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Must visit....easy to walk around and amazing view of Copacabana and Sugar Loaf.Also to have a stop at Colombo cafe

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Located on Copacabana beach and across street from my hotel. Beautiful views of ocean and Sugarloaf mountain. Forte has two cafes in which you can have lunch by the sea and watch surfers. Has a museum and gift shop. Museum is small but continues on three floors and has an elevator. You can get a headset to walk through on... More 

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Staying in Copacabana

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Copacabana
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.