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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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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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Not an easy climb for everyone, but you get to enjoy excellent views of Copacabana and Sugarloaf mountain. And on your way you meet plenty of friendly Mico monkeys :)

Thank Uzi09
Reviewed 13 February 2017

You enter through a military compound. It will cost you a small fee to enter- Even though there is a cobble stone path drivable by car, you are not allowed to drive up to the fort. The walk will take you approximately 15 minutes. From...More

Thank Hajfi
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is not a well advertised place to go but in my opinion it beats the sugar loaf mountain. It's easy to get to, no line up, and not too many people in the way while you take panorama picture of the awesome view, from...More

Thank AllensWA
Reviewed 11 December 2016

An easy hike up to the top where you will probably pass by marmosets and military personnel, it offers a lovely view of Copacabana beach and the Sugar Loaf mountain.

Thank scrizzle
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