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

4.6
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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  • Located just at the end of Copacabana beach, the entrance is patrolled and the ticket very cheap (6 reals for adults and students/concessions 3 reals), they accept cash only. The view of the entire ba...  more »
  • A place with lots of history, a beautiful collection, and a great view of the Copacabana Sea. There's a lack of accessibility. The elevator wasn't working and there's a sign saying that ladder is a great exercise. Yes, it's a great exercise, but not everyone can use it....
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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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