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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  • The Fort is a beautiful place and cheap to get to know each other. The Strong allies beauty and history, you can learn a little about the history of the Fort, the Museum was well built and the view from there is beautiful. Admission is 6.00 and there's half price too. There's a café and Confectionery Colombo, thus it is possible to have lunch or a snack.
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  • Good to know the Museum, in addition to the possibility of knowing more about the history of our country, we have delicious coffees next to Copacabana beach. Very nice spending a morning there. But the weekends it gets pretty crowded, nice coming soon.
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  • I was delighted with the place. My daughter went there, went upstairs, joked and admire the sea. It is all very beautiful, Nice. Take coats, as windy. We can't eat in because there was a line waiting for a table and we didn't want to wait, because we have a 1a7m that wouldn't be still waiting for the queue, but everything was perfect. The location is beautiful for photos.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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