Great place to relax A pkace to appreciate the wonderful view. A must see in Niteroi. Along with other fortresses neaerby.
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This is a 'must see' for a fortification enthusiast. Excellent location for securing Guanabara bay and Rio de Janeiro. Very well maintained although some of the guns are rusting and could use restoration. Fabulous views over the channel especially at sunset.
The fort is quite interesting but it can be visited only in a guided tour that cost money, comes at scheduled times (approximately once every hour) and it is only in Portuguese! Therefore is not suitable for those who do not speak this language. Try...More
Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress is located on the promontory at the harbor entrance to Rio de Janeiro. It was built in the 16th centaury and is a classic medieval fortress. The area is still an active military instillation so one has to be vetted...More
Great excursion for a sunny week end as we did. We left Rio to join Niteroi by taxi and before enjoying the Mac we wanted to visit this Military site that founded in 1612 is still in use. The visit allows to discover a part...More
I pass near to the fortress several times, but in a merchant vessel, entering or leaving the Guanabara Bay. The view is wonderful. Friends who have visited the fortress indicate the ride. I intend to visit him through the land soon.
The fort is very old , built by the Portuguese to guard the entrance of the bay of Guanabara. A soldier takes you through as a guide.
Lats time I visited the forte my wonderful mom was still among us and she loved the time we spent there! Great for history lovers and also nature lovers as it does give a different perspective of Rio de Janeiro. Make sur you visit the...More