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

Categories: Military Museums, Museums
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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. 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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  • The view is unbeatable, but the Museum leaves much to be desired. Does not have as many attractions and the exhibition looks unkempt. Recommend just go to one of the cafes in the surroundings.
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  • One of the most reserved, quiet and attractive I visited in Rio de Janeiro. Both the historic as the outside for coffee with a view to all Copacabana beach.
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  • Excellent historic postcard of Rio de Janeiro! -Admission is free for military personnel and their dependents, others pay R$9,00. -Military can park inside the Fort (limited availability ... get there early); -There are 2 excellent coffee shops inside the Fort (Columbus and coffee confectionery 18 do forte); -Visit in the morning (10:00) or afternoon (3 pm-5 pm); -There are 2 very interesting museums; Take a jacket because the wind is cold in the evening!
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  • Wonderful, romantic place. This was the setting for a rebellion in 1922 involving engineer and adventurer Octavio Correo. This and the long history of the fort is recalled in various exhibits on display. The setting is remarkable, surrounded by the Atlantic with spectacular views of the distinctive Rio coastline. The restaurants along the side of the fort provide an idyllic place to sit with the sound of the sea lapping against the rocks below. Sublime.
  • Nice picturesque location between the famous Copacabana and the Ipanema beaches. Nominal entry. It also houses a well maintained military museum and does have an outlet of Colombo bakery. People do come over here to enjoy a coffee with snacks overlooking the beach and the deep blue Atlantic. Bon Appetie, Bon Chance n Bon Voyage.
  • Inaugurated in 1914, at the promontory of the little church Our Lady of Copacabana, with the aim of strengthening the defense of Guanabara Bay. Occupying a total area of 114,169 m², Fort Copacabana was at that time considered the most modern fortification in South America. In 1996 the Colony-Empire Hall of the museum presents the history of Brazil from the perspective of the military history, presenting the main facts related to the colonial period, beyond the imperial period, covering the independence and the participation of the Brazilian army in the war of the Triple Alliance.
  • A great place to come and have some snacks or breakfast at the coffee shops around here. The view is a great one and you also have a museum of you are interested at the historical side of the place. Great place to visit
  • Incredible view. All Copacabana beach and sugar loafe. Nice coffee
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