Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro

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An unexpected side of the famous Copacabana Beach, Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana is a military base housing the Museum of Army History. The massive fort was built in 1914, on the eve of World War I, and formed an important part of Rio’s military defenses against a possible attack. Many of the fort’s original features are still intact, including the Krupp cannons designed to fire shells 23 km (14 mi) out to sea. Explore the on-site museum’s several floors of exhibits, narrating Brazil’s military history starting with the early days of the Portuguese colony. End your visit with a stop at the fort’s café, which overlooks the beach and serves pastries, sandwiches, and cakes. See Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana and all Rio de Janeiro has to offer by arranging your trip with our Rio de Janeiro online trip planner .
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  • I was thinking that it was something that I wasn't going to like but to our surprise it has galleries of time that are worthy of seeing. Recommended ride.
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  • Very nice, well maintained, normal military are permanently required cleanliness, there is also his military museum, the entrance is at 6reals to see if you like the military places
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  • The museum itself and the historical attractions are nothing too much. Has little appeal and the story is not told well. Already the environment and the climate are very charming. Great for a coffee to start the day, or in the evening. The entrance is very cheap. What is expensive are options in forte.as still, it's worth the ride.
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  • I came on a Wednesday and the entrance was free for some reason.. otherwise it's a 6 reals. The museum is all Brazilian military stuff and no English transcript so it's not all that interesting to be honest but the views are nice and the you can just set on the cafeteria and enjoy the views
  • Beautiful view of Copacabana and Ipanema. The place has an interesting museum of you like to learn about history or to see the inner technical part of the cannons. But you can't get to the Hart of them, say the loading part. You can walk over the cannons and get a beautiful view of Rio
  • It was a very beautiful place, with a nice view of the sea and a couple good places to have coffee and eat breakfast or brunch. Inside the fort there's a museum. I recommend using bug spray as there are plenty fo mosquitos there. Arriving early is also a good idea, specially if you want to eat at the cafes. They are usually really crowded with a huge waiting line, however, you can ask for a table and receive a message on your cellphone when it's your turn, so you can go and walk around while you wait.
  • Great place to check out. The military museum is unique and offers amazing views of Copacabana beach. The Colombo Cafe inside the fort has delicious pastries and a relaxing atmosphere.
  • A must visit to end your walk on the Copacabana beach.... Go during the sunset time when the views are at the best you can see the lights switching on in the high rises opposite Copacabana. The display of the ancient mutiny is good too. Grab a beer and sit in one of those tables provided facing the beach and high rises with a favela on the background.
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