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Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana

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Reviewed February 17, 2019

You can get good views back to the beach and Sugar Loaf mountain from here and there are plenty of benches to rest on as well as a number of nice looking cafes. The museum itself is made up of several areas but as there...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ros T
Reviewed February 15, 2019

You can not believe that you can find here. Security place, excelente restaurants. You can lunch of dinner seeing on of most beautiful postcard of Copacabana beach. The Confeitaria Colombo is one most traditional restaurante and offer delicious plates.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MarcoTRibeiro
Reviewed February 9, 2019

Dirt cheep entry fee, 6 real only. Start with the English subtitled video for an excellent overview. No English signage on the displays but you can get the gist easily enough. The battery tour is very interesting.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rama1
Reviewed January 23, 2019

This is an extremely interesting historical site. The bunker was built with German pre-First War technology. Take some time to check the energy stored by gravity, used to operate the complex, and to observe the serial human calculators used to point the cannons.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Raul S
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

We found it interesting despite no English descriptions. Tours only in Portuguese. If I would do it again, I would plan to enjoy a meal at one of the eating places on the grounds, does not require you to view the fort. Good views of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Truegrid
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

We decided to go out for breakfast and were recommended the restaurants in the fort. We were not disappointed at all. Plenty of choice, although they got busy quickly. The fort itself is interesting, although all of the history in noted in Portuguese only. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank westyw2014
Reviewed November 29, 2018

Our first day in Rio we decided to walk the entire Leme/Copacabana beach sections (about 8 miles…bring your comfy shoes). At the far end of Copacabana beach is the fort. An old installation designed to protect the oceanfront part of Rio, it is still a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Curtis S
Reviewed October 20, 2018

On end point of Copacabana beach is this place with great view on all beach few restaurants and few old cannons that were intended to prevent attacks from sea on Rio.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael L
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Most people wander to the fort to view the Copoacabana beach. On a Tuesday access to the fort we were told was free. The museum has some interesting exhibits that gets the interested visitors going off to Google to find more information on the history...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nastame
Reviewed July 5, 2018

This is an interesting military fort on a headland between Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, where you can wander or sit and eat and get great views of Copacabana Beach. Going underground and seeing all the areas and rooms there was very interesting. There is also...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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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
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