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Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress

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Address: Estrada General Eurico Gaspar Dutra | Jurujuba, Niteroi, State of Rio de Janeiro 24370-375, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 21 2710 2354
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I pass near to the fortress several times, but in a merchant vessel, entering or leaving the Guanabara Bay. The view is wonderful. Friends who have visited the fortress indicate... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
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Ibate, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I pass near to the fortress several times, but in a merchant vessel, entering or leaving the Guanabara Bay. The view is wonderful. Friends who have visited the fortress indicate the ride. I intend to visit him through the land soon.

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Rio de Janeiro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The fort is very old , built by the Portuguese to guard the entrance of the bay of Guanabara. A soldier takes you through as a guide.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Lats time I visited the forte my wonderful mom was still among us and she loved the time we spent there! Great for history lovers and also nature lovers as it does give a different perspective of Rio de Janeiro. Make sur you visit the fort as well.

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Thank CristianeMachado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Interesting site. The fort is very old and a guard takes you through as a guide. Not much shade though so bring a hat! I took the Niteroi free tour bus that they had during the Olympics; the fort is one of the stops.

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Thank noswim
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

A amazing view and a good place to go, but the tour is made with a guide soldier. You will see an old prisional. 0

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The fort is quite amazing but the tour is made in a guided tour and it is only in Portuguese so we couldn't understand . We tried to just walk and view the fort but we're not allowed so we left. Bit disappointed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The views are amazing, the tour done by the army was excellent (only in Portuguese that a friend translated). The fort has unbelievable views of Rio. We went in the evening and the sunset was brilliant. This is not publicised enough, it cost 10 Reals and was amazing. The drive to the fort is spectacular and goes thru some fishing... More 

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Niteroi, Brazil
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is a fortress from the early 16 century. From here the Portuguese could stop invaders from the sea to get into the Guanabara Bay. The fortress is running by the Brazilian Army and although the guides (soldiers) are nice and know well the history, is difficult for non-Portuguese-speaking tourist to follow. It´s a lovely view.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Beatufil view , easy accses, the guide explain averything, you can see shugar loaf, the closest point from niteroi to rio de janeiro, becase The indiano Arariboia(Niteroi founder) was swim tru the bay Guanabara. take a camera to do photosessions. Sometimes you can seee wedding cerimony there becase, there are one old restaurand wich is tree incide. Very beautiful weeding... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

We went to the fort in a couple of occasions, one the hard way and the second by car. The hard way is to take public transportation and then walk three miles or so, in our case under a scorching sun and 95% + of humidity. A great piece of history can be appreciated from here. The view of Rio... More 

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