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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  • It is a good place to walk and take beautiful photographs to get a really unforgettable beautiful view to the top
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  • Great option for a hike and know the history of the Fort and your importance. Tip wear sneakers or something comfortable to walk, if possible take a bottle of water. 25-minute walk away. The view is sensational, breathtaking!! A yummy place! Opened a deli that sells coconut cookies and snacks.
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  • The ascent to the top of the Hill is pretty cool. It's an easy walk of about 20 minutes. The view from the top is fantastic! It's good to bring water and a hat in summer.
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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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