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

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Military Museum Museum
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. Add Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana to your Rio de Janeiro travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Rio de Janeiro itinerary maker.
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TripAdvisor
  • Low-rank officers from this fort rebelled against the Federal Government in 1922; the last 17 (joined by 1 civilian) decided to take the street and engage in open fire. The two surviving lieutenants (...  more »
  • Had high expectations of this Fort but sadly let down by its display etc. It all looks very tired and unloved. The best thing I could say about this location are the two restaurants adjacent to it whi...  more »
  • Nice spot to escape from the noises and crowds of the Copa. Take a lunch or a drink at the terras with a view at the Copa beach  more »
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  • Little but has such a great material in terms of exposition! The quality of the human dolls is amazing! It's an extra attraction if you are inside the fort!
  • great museum lots of historic guns big and smaller ones so much to see here.
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  • Is charged a fee of $6.00 per person for the visitation. Ideal for taking pictures and learn a little about the history of the region.
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  • Very interesting Museum, part of brazilian history. The price of the ticket is already included at the entrance of the Copacabana Fort and is very affordable. Worth the ride!
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