Forte Duque de Caxias

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Forte Duque de Caxias information

Rio de Janeiro , Brazil
Praça Almirante Júlio de Noronha
+55 3223 5076
adult/child R$4/free
Opening hours
9:30am-4:30pm Tue-Sun
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More commonly known as Forte do Leme, this military base is open to the public. Visitors can walk to the top of Morro do 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.