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. For Forte Duque de Caxias and beyond, use our Rio de Janeiro online sightseeing planner to get the most from your Rio de Janeiro vacation.
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  • The strong Duke of Caxias, better known as the Fort of Leme, has an incredible vantage point. To get there make a steep hike you better and much worthwhile. Recommended
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  • Top with a small walking trail that makes it worth any sacrifice to the end, because if you watch the boys greet us along the way, super place and preserved with toilets so much at the beginning as upstairs, has a view as beautiful as that of the P super sugar will recommend and pay a symbolic value if not mistaken $5.00 R by adults as children and the elderly don't pay and still have a car to take them if children or the elderly cannot do the trail
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  • We spent our last morning of our holiday at the Fort. We saw that there was a cafe from the beach, so decided on a late morning snack. If we'd discovered this place on our first day we'd have gone the...  more »
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  • Safest hike I've done so far in Rio! Since you must check in at the military gate it is very secure. This would also be a great short hike for anyone who doesn't have a lot of hiking experience or children. You will find little monkeys along the way and a spectacular view with crashing ocean sounds at the top!
  • Great little hike just off of Leme beach. Only a few reals to get in. It is unfortunate that the site closes early, since sunsets would certainly be glorious. Hawaiians are perhaps not the best footwear for the inclined cobblestone paths, but it doesn’t seem to bother most visitors. There is a small gallery about the history of the place. You will probably have the chance to observe some local wildlife.
  • Great view with a little bit of walk you can enjoy the fantastic view of Copacabana beach...
  • A MUST VISIT spot if you are in Rio. Surrounded by the untouched environment, this military base gives you the Birdseye view to the beaches of Copacabana, Leme and more.
  • 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.
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