Forte Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro

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For stunning views of Rio and its attractions, visit Forte Duque de Caxias, a fort built to defend Rio, located on the east end of Copacabana Beach and perched atop Leme Hill. Admission to the fort requires a 1km (0.6 mile) walk up a cobblestone street through the restored rainforest. Don't be surprised if you see marmosets, lizards, various birds, and even monkeys along the way. Learn about the military history from the various artifacts and information panels. The best part of Forte Duque de Caxias is the breathtaking view of Copacabana Beach, Guanabara Bay, Sugarloaf Mountain, and the Redeemer Statue in the distance. To visit Forte Duque de Caxias on your holiday in Rio de Janeiro, and find out what else Rio de Janeiro has to offer, use our Rio de Janeiro holiday planner.
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  • Is a different ride. The Fort sits on top of a hill, about a half hour walk, the climb is long but not too steep. The entrance is very cheap, the view from up there is beautiful, with luck is monkeys there. The Museum is simple, but very interesting.
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  • Don't dismiss the breakfast, the Columbus bakery, which is located inside the Fort, but arrive before noon, time for coffee to be served.
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  • Fort Duque de Caxias is unpopular in the screenplays of Rio de Janeiro, but it is amazing and worth a visit. At the end of the Beach. I went on the recommendation of friends and worth visiting. The ticket is well into account in February 2017 was 6.00. Coming you do a walk of about 800 metres, but very steep, it's up hill even. The way great contact with the local flora and fauna. Above a breathtaking view: Christ, Guanabara Bay, Sugar Loaf, Urca, everything is seen from there. Actually the visit surprised me since it's not popular on the river. Own bathroom and iced water. The only downside is that it is not accessible for wheelchair users, seniors and for those who have difficulty in locomotion.
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  • FORTE DUQUE de CAXIAS or FORT LEME is a unique sight seeing point of Rio de Janeiro. Wonderful views from Copacabana-posto 6, Corcovado Mt. with Christ statue, Leme, to Sugar Loaf and Guanabara Bay. First you must go up in a curved street to the top. On the way you meet little monkeys begging for food. They eat out of your hand. Full entrance R 4. Open from Tuesday to Sunday (9:30h - 17:00h).
  • Never misses this place. The food is expensive, but the place holds a good view and a great history. You shouldnt expend more than 2 hours there to see everything. Go in the weekdays, weekeends are too crouded.
  • Spectacular panoramic views are the reward for reaching the fort after a stiff climb. Inside the fort itself there are some small exhibitions and historical displays. Lots of monkeys around on the roof with the gun implacements. A café and a shop would be welcome additions.
  • Excellent point of view of Copacabana beach and entrance of the Guanabara bay. Intresting fortification smaller than the fort of Copacabana. Take your time to grow up there especially if it us a sunny day.
  • Hidden atraction, great view from top.