Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress, Niteroi

4.8
#1 of 15 in Sightseeing in Niteroi
Military Museum Historic Site
Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress is located in Niteroi. To visit Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress on your trip to Niteroi, use our Niteroi trip itinerary maker.
Create an itinerary including Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress
map

Plans in Niteroi by other users

3 days in Niteroi BY A USER FROM BRAZIL August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Niteroi BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Niteroi BY A USER FROM EL SALVADOR May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Niteroi BY A USER FROM BRAZIL February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in State of Rio de Janeiro BY A USER FROM ISRAEL February, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: February, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Niteroi BY A USER FROM BRAZIL February, relaxing, romantic, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Niteroi BY A USER FROM DENMARK February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Niteroi BY A USER FROM DENMARK February, kids, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in State of Rio de Janeiro BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Rio de Janeiro & Niteroi BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Niteroi & Rio de Janeiro BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 44 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM BRAZIL July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Plan your trip to Niteroi

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Niteroi

You'll find a good selection of accommodations throughout Niteroi, with the most popular hotels located on the peninsula in close proximity to the main museums. Luxury and chain hotels make up most of the selection in this attractive location, with some rooms offering picturesque views across the bay. Head farther from the water to find the city's more economical lodgings, where hostels and pousadas (guesthouses) tucked into small side streets offer good options for budget-conscious travelers.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
1,427 reviews
Google
4.8
  • Great view of Rio. Sometimes very narrow roads to get there. Tell guard you are going to see the view, when asked to stop at entry. No problem.  more »
  • The fort is quite interesting but it can be visited only in a guided tour that cost money, comes at scheduled times (approximately once every hour) and it is only in Portuguese! Therefore is not suita...  more »
  • Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress is located on the promontory at the harbor entrance to Rio de Janeiro. It was built in the 16th centaury and is a classic medieval fortress. The area is still an active mi...  more »
Google
  • Great views of Pao de Azucar and centro of Rio de Janeiro.
  • belo local
  • Very cool
  • History and breathtaking views! Guided tours are super interesting and visual is breathtaking! Worth to check here to see the sunset.
    View original
  • Great historical value. Little remains of the original. There is a great view of the Bay entrance
    View original