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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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$147.00*
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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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A good way to loose a few hours...

We visited the fort mainly for the tea shop, but we whiled away a few hours just looking around. It's a really interesting place with lots of twist and turns and obviously the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the fort mainly for the tea shop, but we whiled away a few hours just looking around. It's a really interesting place with lots of twist and turns and obviously the majority of it is underground. There's some pretty cool engineering around too, with some of the largest spanners I've ever seen!! Great fun all around, and quite... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really love this place. The Forte of Copacabana is really beautiful, and tells us a beautiful story of this city. It stands between the beaches os Ipanema and Copacabana! It's a fantastic spot for those who love to photograph.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Forte de Copacabana was built on the promontory at the southern end of Copa Beach the offers magnificent views back over the entire sweep of Praia de Copacabana. The fort was built in 1914 as a defensive site to protect the city and a museum now offers a history of the site, but signage only in Portuguese limited our understanding.... More 

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Thank KLE2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is beautiful, very good to relax and drink a coffee while you enjoy the sea view. I love it! As I live in Copacabana, I've been there several times and don't get tired of it. If you're arround and want to see that perfect summer's sunset, that's the place. The coffee shop in there is not the best,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

GUn Galleries well preserved and interesting. Turrets good places to take thE sun. Great places to eat but May have too wait.

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Thank MoraginRio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 August 18, 2016 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 August 1, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 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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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.