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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Oakland, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located at the very right end of the Copacabana beach, from the fort you have a wide view of the horseshoe shaped beach. Aside the view, you don't have too much to see. The pieces of the army museum are not so interesting. There are two cafes, one of them a branch of the Confeitaria Colombo, which the original unit... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The military fort museum is in Copacabana, and visitors are charged 6 Reals, Seniors and Students pay 3 Reals. In the museum there is a sign for audio headsets in English, and other languages. All the audio headsets are broken so, it was difficult to ntour the museum with no signage at the exhibits in English, and the movie does... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

The museum is all Portuguese and it is very boring. I can't understand the hype really.. The view is ok, but after reading the reviews I thought it would be extraordinary. They have two restaurants there which are quite good and have some really nice beers. I would go there for the breakfast and skip the museum. Also, the movie... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

For a nice view of Copacabana then you should visit the Fort and go all the way to the end. Good place to take pictures from.

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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.