Fort Copacabana

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Fort Copacabana is a fortress at the southern end of the Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The fort contains a military base and a museum (Museu Histórico do Exército). The fort was built as coastal defence, it was built between the years of 1908 and 1914. The fort has two armoured cupolas. It is still used by the military today but parts of the fort are open to the public during the day such as the army museum.

Getting there

The fortress is situated at the southern end of the Copacabana Beach. The 551, 552, 553 and 554 buses all stop close by.

Opening Times and Admission

The fort is open for people to visit six days of the week, Tuesday to Sunday 10am-6pm with Monday being a weekly day of closure. Admission is set at 6$.

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  • Praça Coronel Eugênio Franco, 1 Posto 6 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil
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  • +55 21 2521-1032

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