Fort Copacabana (Portuguese: Forte de Copacabana, IPA: [ˈfɔʁtʃi dʒi ˌkɔpɐkɐˈbɐ̃na]) is a military base at the south end of the beach that defines the district of Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. The base is open to the public and contains the Museu Histórico do Exército (Army Historical Museum) and a coastal defense fort that is the actual Fort Copacabana.
The fort is built on a headland that originally contained a small chapel holding a replica of the Virgen de Copacabana, the patron saint of Bolivia. In 1908 the Brazilian army started to build a modern coastal defense fort on the headland to protect both the beach of Copacabana and the entrance to the harbour of Rio de Janeiro. The fort, completed in 1914, consists of two armoured cupolas, one holding a pair of 305 mm (12 in) Krupp cannons, and the other a pair of 190 mm (7+1⁄2 in) Krupp cannons.
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Abdalrahman Diab | Feb 28, 2018
I came on a Wednesday and the entrance was free for some reason.. otherwise it's a 6 reals. The museum is all Brazilian military stuff and no English transcript so it's not all that interesting to be honest but the views are nice and the you can just set on the cafeteria and enjoy the views
Mariano Real | Jan 23, 2018
Beautiful view of Copacabana and Ipanema. The place has an interesting museum of you like to learn about history or to see the inner technical part of the cannons. But you can't get to the Hart of them, say the loading part. You can walk over the cannons and get a beautiful view of Rio
Lau At | Jan 31, 2018
It was a very beautiful place, with a nice view of the sea and a couple good places to have coffee and eat breakfast or brunch. Inside the fort there's a museum. I recommend using bug spray as there are plenty fo mosquitos there. Arriving early is also a good idea, specially if you want to eat at the cafes. They are usually really crowded with a huge waiting line, however, you can ask for a table and receive a message on your cellphone when it's your turn, so you can go and walk around while you wait.
Vinay | Dec 29, 2017
A must visit to end your walk on the Copacabana beach.... Go during the sunset time when the views are at the best you can see the lights switching on in the high rises opposite Copacabana. The display of the ancient mutiny is good too. Grab a beer and sit in one of those tables provided facing the beach and high rises with a favela on the background.
Ben Pfannl | Jan 9, 2018
Great place to check out. The military museum is unique and offers amazing views of Copacabana beach. The Colombo Cafe inside the fort has delicious pastries and a relaxing atmosphere.
Science Khan | Apr 23, 2018
Amazing place, needs little improvements. Actually there's something going on which will enhance its attraction. Must visit and have a cup of coffee here if you're at Rio
Sérgio Lisboa Machado | May 5, 2018
Historical place that has a military museum with some aspects of Brasilian Army evolution. It also has a nice view and two coffe's shop to have a quik bite. They are the 13 do Forte and Confeitaria Colombo. Personally, I prefer 13 do Forte but both are very good.
Hazem Jumaa | Jun 16, 2018
It's very beautiful place to visit. I got to know many information about the Brazilian history plus the stunning view to Copacabana
Alawol Ahamed | Jul 2, 2018
One of the most attractive and must go places in Rio. Not far away from famous Copacabana beach and Ipanema Beach. We have visited the site during 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games and loved every part of the Fort. It is not free to enter to the Fort however discounted price is available for senior citizens and students. A must go place in Rio.
James Brenner | Aug 3, 2018
Beautiful. Historic. Dignified. Impressive. And the dining room and outdoor cafe alone are worth the visit. Go. Just go. You will love it.
Fabio Goes | Aug 14, 2018
A nice, safe place for you to to take in the view and grab a bite in a café. You can also visit the fortress and the inside of the cannon domes if your interests lean towards history or engineering.
David Ugas | Aug 7, 2018
They are now charging to get into the fort which has helped to improve the facilities inside, it is a very nice place to visit with a couple of restaurants.
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