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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  • August 12, 2017
    Very beautiful place, has several view to Copacabana, Sugar Loaf, place protected by the Army (military area), to climb recommend going because it makes tennis a climb to get to the top a bit tiring, more worth it for the view on the way has little monkeys, the Fort has two long-range binoculars, the place has a cafeteria which offers coconut water R$: 06 .00 reias , snacks etc. .., close to the entry has a bike station (bike).
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  • August 10, 2017
    Leading students to get to know the city and your History, the fortress of Helm's leading role. Well cleaned, maintained and attractive to visitors from everywhere, the Fort has staff who guide and explains about the site and your role in the Story.
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  • August 9, 2017
    On the edge of the Rudder, the Fort of Duque de Caxias in the toast with a fantastic view of the beginning of the South and the sea/ocean, closing Kyoto arc with the Copacabana Fort which lies at the other end of this beach. The ascent is average, with a lot of animals, primates and birds, and at the end of the course the facilities report the story's importance of this military installation. closed Mondays and your free ticket on Tuesdays.
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  • October 16, 2016
    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.
  • October 13, 2016
    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).
  • July 9, 2016
    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.
  • November 21, 2015
    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.
  • July 2, 2015
    Well worth the walk. Very helpful crew.

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