Forte de Copacabana
Colônia dos Pescadores
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Velô Bike Store
One of several shops conveniently located on the cycle path between Ipanema and Copacabana.
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Far removed from the hustle and bustle of Av Atlântica, this cafe has magnificent views of Copacabana Beach. At the outdoor tables you...
Av Atlântica & Rua Francisco Otaviano · interesting places nearby
Forte de Copacabana information
Built in 1914 on the promontory of the old Our Lady of Copacabana chapel, the fort of Copacabana was one of Rio's premier defenses against attack. You can still see its original features, including walls that are up to 12m thick, defended by Krupp cannons. Inside is a museum with several floors of exhibits tracing the early days of the Portuguese colony through to the mid-19th century. The views out across the full length of Copacabana are striking.
There are several cafes with fine vantage points, including Cafe Colombo .