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. 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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  • This is a small military museum located inside the military base Fort Copacabana. There is a small entrance fee to the fort which includes the museum. We noticed many people just wanted to see the...  more »
  • I was looking for confeitaria colombo. I didn’t know it was inside the fort. You pay only 6 reais to enter. Inside there are two restaurants. Good views from everywhere and a couple of historical...  more »
  • 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!
  • Wonderful historical forte

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