Forte Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro

Categories: Tourist Spots, Military Facilities
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4.7/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web
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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  • The beauty of the tour starts before you reach the Fort. Rises by 800 meters road, surrounded by rainforest and marmosets and several viewpoints along the way. Arriving at the Fort, the view is amazing: can all the edge of Copacabana, Christ the Redeemer Statue, Pedra da Gávea and the Sugar Loaf for a privileged angle. The Fort is well preserved and you can meet the ammunition rooms, Casemates and the powerful cannons. Beautiful ride and not to be missed!
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  • nice place with a privileged view. has Museum and telescope. might have to take people with disabilities arro since the climb is made by a lead and didn't trail.
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  • Great option for those who like to walk around without spending a lot, considering that the value of the entry is R$ 4.00.
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  • 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.
  • Lugar muy bonito.
  • Muito bonito e com bastante conteúdo histórico.
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