Duque de Caxias Fort

Local nameForte Duque de Caxias
LocationLeme, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

If you feel like taking a trip, hike up to this fortress for great views of the city, the sea and the Copacabana Beach. There's even a café where you can get some refreshments.

Built in 1779 as Fort of the Guard, the fort served as part of the defence strategy of the city. Its stone gate is still standing today. Because it is a former military complex, there are exhibits concerning Brazilian army on display.

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Opening hours

Tue - Sun: 9:30 - 4:30


Regular: 4 BRL
Students: 2 BRL

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forte_Duque_de_Caxias

Official Website http://www.cep.eb.mil.br/

Email fdc@cep.ensino.eb.br

Phone +55 21 3223-5076

Address Rua Morro do Leme, Brazil

Coordinates -22°57'47.592" N -43°9'43.762" E

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