Fort Copacabana

Well worth visiting. Stay for coffee or drinks.



Fort Copacabana is a military base at the south end of the beach that defines the district of Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. The base is open to the public and contains the Museu Histórico do Exército (Museum of the History of the Army) and a coastal defense fort that is the actual Fort Copacabana.

…  At the entrance to the base there is a guard in the uniform that was current when the fort was opened in 1914.

For the 2016 Summer Olympics, the fort is scheduled to host the cycling road race (start and finish), marathon swimming and triathlon events.

The museum is only in Portuguese. Up top on Canon’s Dome was my favourite part.




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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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