Forte Duque de Caxias

sights / Military

Lonely Planet review

More commonly known as Forte do Leme, this military base is now open to the public, and visitors can walk to the top of Morro de Leme (Leme mountain) along a steep 800m trail that passes through Atlantic rainforest. At the top stands an 18th-century fort affording magnificent views of Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf mountain) and the Cagarras Islands.