Forte de Copacabana

Copacabana Fort is one of the postcards of Rio de Janeiro. In other times, however, it was an important military facility for the defense of the city.

Located in the southern corner of Copacabana beach, close to Ipanema, the Copacabana Fort is a strategic point, both for the army at that time, and for having a beautiful view of the shore, today.

In 1987 the military installation was converted into a Museum that tells the story of the construction of the Copacabana Fort, the reason for the chosen location, in addition to telling us about its participation in various historical moments in Brazil.

Before or after visiting the museum, the visitor can complete one of the most traditional tourist routes in the city by having breakfast at Confeitaria Colombo or Café 18 do Forte.

Copacabana beach, close to Ipanema