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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 .
Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana Reviews
A localização é privilegiada e uma das mais bonitas do Rio. Encontra-se entre o final da praia de Copacabana e o inicio da praia de Ipanema, o Arpoador. Passeio muito agradável e seguro . O forte de C... more »The location is privileged and one of the most beautiful in Rio. It lies between the end of Copacabana Beach and the beginning of Ipanema Beach, Arpoador. Very nice and safe ride. The fort of Copacabana of the army remains active and within the attraction there is the Excercito museum for those who like military history. There is also a subsidiary of Confeitaria Colombo where you can have a snack or a coffee enjoying the beautiful view of Copacabana beach and the Sugar loaf in the late afternoon. It is very worthwhile this tour and easy access without the need of Guia Turistico.
O lugar é lindo, a vista então nem se fala! O museu é muito legal, para a criançada uma beleza! Eles adoraram! Vale muito s pena s visita! Bem conservado! more »The place is beautiful, the view is not even spoken! The museum is very cool, for the children a beauty! They loved it! Worth a lot s penalty s visit! Well maintained!
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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