The views are great but there is always a guide with you that doesn't give you enough time to enjoy the beauty of the Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Guanabara Bay.
The Fortress of Santa Cruz is located on the other side of the entrance of Guanabara Bay, in opposition to the Sugar Loaf, and Urca and Leme neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro City. Fortress has a wonderful view of Rio de Janeiro and the beaches of Niteroi (Icaraí and Boa Viagem). The Fortress has service guided tour that tells the... More
Good place to imagine the Brazilian History which happened in this waters. You have a different perspective of the city of Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi. Nice place to visit.
Just got back from a visit to the fort this afternoon. The views were, as everyone else wrote, were stunning. And the history of the site is not lost on me. But a few things to be aware of before you go. (I'll admit I didn't read all of the reviews here very carefully so I prob missed a few... More
It is difficult to say how beautiful are the views from Fortaleza de Santa Cruz. You can see the entrance of the bay and part of Rio de Janeiro. The history of the construction is very interesting too.
forte militar que da de frente para pao de acucar. otimo lugar para uma visita historica e para passar a tarde, namorar e almocar. vale a visita. belas fotos... well worth the visit... theres a restaurant inside it... great view of rio and the sugar loaf also...
Santa Cruz da Barra is one of the oldest still-in-service military garrisons in the world. And it shows. You will see young servicemen jogging in fatigues while you admire the XVIIth century walls. I'm not particularly fond of military bases, but I do love history, and this attraction has plenty of it. Really worth the detour, and don't forget to... More
For those who like history, the place is a must. The first fortress built in Rio de Janeiro in the 16th century and has a different view of the city of Rio de Janeiro and Sugar Loaf
If you are visiting NIteroi, it should be nice to complement the visit of NIemeyer´s Musuem of Contemporary Art with a visit to this old military fort. The fort is located at the entrance of Guanabara Bay. The other point of entrance is Pao de Acucar (Sugar Loaf) in Rio. You will be suprised to know how close they are... More
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