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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  • October 6, 2017
    Linda vista, best at sunset a branch of confectionery are colombo and also benches to sit and see the Bay
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  • October 5, 2017
    Spend an afternoon strolling on this beautiful place. Beautiful photos, nice place and very safe (rs) and you can't miss the Columbus Bakery delights, preferably on the chairs facing the sea.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Site has a helicopter, a vessel, a submarine and a warship that allow you between. Affordable price.
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  • June 13, 2017
    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!
  • April 6, 2017
    great museum lots of historic guns big and smaller ones so much to see here.
  • November 25, 2016
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  • June 25, 2017
    Museum is located between the beaches and Copacabana and Arpoador. The visit is very interesting. The price of the ticket is cheap. At the entrance is already allowed to observe all Copacabana beach with spotting scopes and binoculars that are on the wall. The Museum is a journey in history, where visitors can observe the details of the Salon of the Republic and colony. The Cabinet of curiosity also reveals extremely interesting objects used during battles, especially the hospital area.
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  • June 15, 2017
    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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