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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  • It's only R input $4, for a walk on a path paved by lovely cobblestone shading and Woody, where you have different views of the entrance of Guanabara Bay and the sugar loaf. Along the way and arriving in the nest of cannons that sits on top of the Hill, you will find small monkeys, marmosets that travel in packs. Are cute, but don't feed them: in fact, they do not belong to the ecosystem of Rio de Janeiro. They were brought from the Northeast by human action-and now, the organs of preservation are realizing a patient work to return them to your natural habitat, because the river they compete for food, sounds and even to other apes. At the top, now also works a providential cafeteria that sells coconut water to compensate for the effort of the climb. Drink and enjoy the view from a different angle of Copacabana, the Cagarras Island, Santa Cruz Fort in Niteroi and Urca. The place is great to use that feature of panoramic photos in 180 degrees of smartphones.
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  • Duque de Caxias Fort is at the helm (1 post). The entry is Admiral Júlio de Noronha square, at the end of Avenida Atlantica. The tickets to go up the trail and meet the strong cost R $4.00 (whole). The trail is all paved with cobblestones. There are some steep parts, more a big deal! Can rise peacefully. It takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes to get to the top. The path is wooded, which makes the walk more fresh. There are also some concrete banks, if you want to take a quick stop to rest. As we are in a military area, it seems pretty safe, too. Along the way, you'll find 15 sculptures of the Via Sacra. The path will reveal beautiful views to the sea and found butterflies, miquinhos, birds, ... Lush nature on all sides. Upstairs, the view of the river is even more beautiful!!! Show!!! There is a modest bar, if you want to drink coconut water, soda or water. Have salted, too. The Museum of Duque de Caxias is not big things. Not even! But the tour, generally speaking, is very worthwhile. Opening hours: 09:30--not open on 16:30 > Mondays.
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  • Breathtaking view, contact with nature and fair price. Super recommend this trail for the whole family
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  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Well worth the walk. Very helpful crew.

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