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Forte Duque de Caxias

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Praca Almirante Julio de Noronha, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22010-020, Brazil
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Reviewed 3 days ago

At the end of Leme beach in Rio de Janeiro is this little gem. Located with the military base grounds the fort is a leisurely walk through the forest (inhabited by many cute little Mico monkeys). When we were there the fort was very quiet...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sharontravel2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Forte Duque de Caxias atop the beautiful Morro de Leme is perhaps the most underrated attraction in Rio. While everyone runs to Pao de Acucar and Cristo Redentor, the fort receives very few visitors. The views here are magnificent and the trail up to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Trekker2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a good place to go to get views of Copocabana and Ipanima beaches as it take out to the edge of the rocks which overlooks both beaches, there are cafe where you can sit eat/drink and see the views across the bay

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Halina M
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Walking through the forest on a cobbled road felt miles away from the congestion and noise of Rio, yet on reaching the fort at the top, the views of Copacabana, the Sugar Loaf and Corcovado were spectacular. The fort has a fascinating history and is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Sue P
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Forte Duque de Caxias demand a bit of your hard work to climb up (there are no vehicles), but once you get there, it rewards you with incomparable views of the Copacabana Beach. The entrance is a bit hard to find, as you have to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank DincerP
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We had a free day and made the walk up the trail to the fort. It is an active base and has a weird path to the top, but is free on Tuesdays. Long walk, but overlooks Copacabana and is not very crowded (maybe 6...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Enjoyed the hike up even though it was soaring hot in the afternoon. Hidden gem, not many tourists around but worth a visit. Full view of Copacabana beach.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank MavisT48
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We spent our last morning of our holiday at the Fort. We saw that there was a cafe from the beach, so decided on a late morning snack. If we'd discovered this place on our first day we'd have gone their for late breakfast everyday....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank LynPppp
Reviewed 11 December 2017

We enjoyed our day visit. Very nice and historical place, plenty to see and learn. Friendly and very informative staff.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jean G
Reviewed 4 November 2017

I really enjoyed the whole experience of visiting this fort, which is located on the hill at the Northern end of Copacabana/Leme beach. Entry is through the military school, where a very small entry fee is payable directly to the guards. As the military control...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Nick M
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