Museu Histórico do Exército e Forte de Copacabana

Museu Histórico do Exército e Forte de Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro

Museu Histórico do Exército e Forte de Copacabana

Museu Histórico do Exército e Forte de Copacabana
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Neighbourhood: Copacabana
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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PrestonGuild
United Kingdom53,704 contributions
Museu Historico do Exercito
Oct. 2019
This is a small military museum located inside the military base Fort Copacabana.

There is a small entrance fee to the fort which includes the museum. We noticed many people just wanted to see the views, go to the cafes including a branch of the Confeitaria Colombo. They seemed to just skip the museum.

It is an interesting diversion going through the military history of Brazil since the arrival of the Portuguese.
Written 23 September 2020
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Jos L
Avelgem, Belgium234 contributions
If only you need a great view on copacabana
Jan. 2020 • Solo
I was looking for confeitaria colombo. I didn’t know it was inside the fort. You pay only 6 reais to enter. Inside there are two restaurants. Good views from everywhere and a couple of historical expositions. Unfortunately everything is in Portuguese only.
I would recommend. It is cheap, nice view and the actual fort is impressive.
Written 26 January 2020
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daisy742014
London, UK442 contributions
Museu Histórico do Exército & Forte de Copacabana : Rio's landmark
Nov. 2019
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 bay is stunning especially on a sunny day.
The museums is small, only 2 floors, however is very well assembled and kept, includes good exposition of materials and pieces of the Brazilian Army. All together brings up scenarios of important moments of the Brazilian history .Shame all the displays commentary is written in Portuguese, though with a bit of effort and previous knowledge of history it's possible to understand. Lifts were not in use during my visit.
Inside the fort there is also a small cafe Colombo where you can enjoy an afternoon coffee/tea or a quick bite.
Definitely the visit is interesting and worth especially during a rainy day in Rio.
Written 21 November 2019
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Thomas J
Solroed Strand, Denmark24 contributions
A nice way to spend some hours learning about the history
Sep. 2019 • Family
The fort is cheap and has an amazing view the city and the beaches. It interesting to see how they live in the fort and how big the cannons were. The things are in Portuguese but it isn’t to it. Just go around and see everything. It’s worth a visit.
Written 29 October 2019
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Peter H
Mississauga, Canada326 contributions
History with a panoramic view
Aug. 2019 • Family
Copacabana Fort caters to the tourist who’s in search of a great view of Rio along with learning about Brazilian history. Entrance is quite inexpensive and one can easily spend couple of hours learning about the military history of Brazil and then take great panoramic pictures of Copacabana Beach overseeing the Sugar Loaf in the background.
Written 28 August 2019
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JBtravel66
Key Largo, FL526 contributions
Great view from the bay
Aug. 2019 • Friends
Great view from Copacabana beach and bay
Good to walk trough and enjoy view.
Grab a snack at Colombo confectioners wonderful pastries.
You need a ticket to get in about $5 reais
Written 11 August 2019
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clementvillemont
Trois-Rivieres, Canada27 contributions
Great place to enjoy the sunset
Jun. 2019 • Friends
Beautifull place to rest, have a drink, enjoy the view on copacabana. Drinks are pricey tough and the best table get taken fast
Written 12 June 2019
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Ros T
Devizes, UK399 contributions
Good views
Feb. 2019 • Couples
You can get good views back to the beach and Sugar Loaf mountain from here and there are plenty of benches to rest on as well as a number of nice looking cafes. The museum itself is made up of several areas but as there was no English information, we didn't spend too long looking at it.
Written 17 February 2019
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MarcoTRibeiro
Rio de Janeiro, RJ102 contributions
one of my favorite place to go
Jan. 2019 • Family
You can not believe that you can find here. Security place, excelente restaurants. You can lunch of dinner seeing on of most beautiful postcard of Copacabana beach. The Confeitaria Colombo is one most traditional restaurante and offer delicious plates.
Written 15 February 2019
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rama1
Melbourne, Australia974 contributions
An interesting spot. Worth the visit
Feb. 2019 • Couples
Dirt cheep entry fee, 6 real only.

Start with the English subtitled video for an excellent overview.

No English signage on the displays but you can get the gist easily enough.

The battery tour is very interesting.
Written 9 February 2019
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