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

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Military 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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  • Located at the southern end of Copacabana ... now open to the public ... There is the Museo Histórico do Exército ... ... ... Recommended to spend a few hours away from the heat of beaches ...!!!
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  • The walk to the Fort will give you a nice view of Copacabana. It is different to that of the Christ or the sugar loaf. There is a Museum of war and in history of the independence of Brazil in 1889, interesting. There are two cafes to enjoy l view to the interior.
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  • The entry is worthwhile. It is very interesting to see how it worked the Fort and the views from the end of all copacabana and ipanema are beautiful
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  • Very interesting collection account details in the history of Brazil. The building of the permanent exhibition was too hot. Malfunctioning air conditioner. Be sure to visit the fortification, is very curious and exciting.
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  • Small and very interesting. Usually full.
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  • Great Museum, very interesting, worth. visit.
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  • Great Museum, many of the attractions in the history of Brazil.
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