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Forte Duque de Caxias

Praca Almirante Julio de Noronha, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22010-020, Brazil
+55 21 3223-5076
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  • Average4%
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“leme beach” (9 reviews)
“military base” (5 reviews)
“lovely walk” (3 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Praca Almirante Julio de Noronha, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22010-020, Brazil
+55 21 3223-5076
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

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

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

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

It's a nice 20 minure walk up the hill and you get great views. I went soon after opening and had it to myself for 10 minutes. In many ways I preferred it to Sugarloaf with its crowds. Small cafe at the top. Only 4...More

Thank John_Conakry
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We walked from Leme to Forte Duque de Caxias, took around 1 hour. Very interesting history even though the language . Had a drink and snack at the Cafe. A very leisurely way to spend the morning . Entrance fee is BR 8 per person.

Thank Yardley L
Reviewed 2 August 2017

It's worth coming up here for the view. Great view of Sugarloaf on one side and Copacabana on the other. The hike up is on a stone road, no trouble there. There were hundreds of marmosets on top, protect your food. They're savage, but cute....More

Thank Nate W
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Worth the 4 REALS we paid. The hike was amazing, we went early morning to avoid the mid-day heat. Saw many of the monkeys along the path. The view from the top is amazing, one side Copacabana the other Sugarloaf Mountain. Definitely a hidden gem!

Thank Traveler_DD11
Reviewed 16 June 2017

It is an easy 20-30min walk up a cobbled road at the northern end of Leme beach. You pay R4 at the entrance and walk through an active army base before getting on to the road. It is very shady with all the trees, and...More

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 14 June 2017

It's a long walk up Forte Duque de Caxias, also known as Forte de Leme, is easy and offers you a nice view over Copacabana and the comunities "favelas" you also have the nice view from Sugar Loaf. Here you see the Sagui "little monkeys"...More

Thank Jessica1963
Reviewed 8 May 2017

At the end of Leme Beach, you will find a military area, this is the entrance for the trail that will take you to the fort. It costs R$4,00 and its a safe area, great for those who likes nature and great views. You will...More

1  Thank brjader
Reviewed 2 May 2017

A interesting historical place, with gears of the beginnig of XX century. Excelent place for brunch at Colombo.

Thank Amaury M
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