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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
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+55 21 2287 3781
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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US$147.00*
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Private Tour: Sugar Loaf with Copacabana Fort and Arpoador
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US$85.00*
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Sightseeing Boat Ride in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro including Transport

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If you are nearby, it's worth a visit!

If you are on the Copacabana, this is a great place to visit, not only for some Brazilian history and that of the fort itself, but for views of the beach. There is short, well... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are on the Copacabana, this is a great place to visit, not only for some Brazilian history and that of the fort itself, but for views of the beach. There is short, well presented introductory video with English sub-titles and cards are available in English in the museum galleries to describe the exhibits. There are gift shops and... More 

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Kotor, Montenegro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exelent, we spend al afternoon there . Big group and all happy. we shall for sure come back again. The weather was little hot.

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice military museum in historic fort built in the beginning of 20th century. Installation of cannons look like original and historic. Possible to get the good impression of fort and Brazil military and state history in this fort and museum located there. No dislikes.

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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Both Museum and cafe's open at 10, you pay to enter the fort, military guards and barracks, if you walk toward the point and the 16" gun battery the second restaurant is a little cheaper but does not have as many patio tables as the first does. Order the all inclusive European breakfast for one, it's too much, share it... More 

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Magden, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Just between Copacabana and Ipanema beach the fort shows the defense bunkers incl artillery batteries in a museum but even if you are not very interested there are some very nice coffeeshops over the rocky beach where you can enjoy a refreshing drink and a great view over the Copacabana beach and the Sugarloaf at the other end? Easy to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Great place to walk and have a wonderful view of Copacabana and Ipanema/Leblon beaches, with an opportunity to visit the old fort with the 16" and 12" Krupp heavy coastal artillery cannons and a military museum with lots of WW1 and WW2 rifles, machine guns and uniforms on top of Brazilian Empire /19th centuryuniforms and weapons. Maintained by the Brazilian... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

The position is really good to have a relaxing break in the Shadow at Colombo confeitera or some other bar, with amazing view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Historical fort betweem copacabana and ipanema with great view. Interesting museum and small restaurants for lunch and dinner.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

It is an amazing place to visit. I live in Rio de Janeiro and I can assure the best views of Rio de Janeiro are from there and from the others (Fortaleza de São João, Forte Duque de Caxias and Fortaleza de Santa Cruz - Google to find the address).

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

The fort was mostly blocked off. I felt like it was just there to say it's there and get people to spend money at the two cafes with views. Skip it. Pure tourist trap with very little other than a cafe with a huge waitlist to offer.

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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 draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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