APA das Pontas de Copacabana e Arpoador

APA das Pontas de Copacabana e Arpoador (HMH70)

Location: Rio de Janeiro, RJ 78701 Rio de Janeiro
Country: Brazil
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S 22° 59.188', W 43° 11.299'

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Environmental Protection Area of Copacabana and Arpoador Promontories

[The text on the right of the marker is in English]:
The Environmental Protection Area (APA) of Copacabana and Arpoador Promontories was created by Municipal Law No. 2.087/94 to protect its rocky coast and native plant life species. The APA has the Copacabana Fort and the "Girl from Ipanema" Park as its limits.

The Copacabana Fort had its construction finished in 1914 with a mission to protect Rio de Janeiro's coast. Today the fort shelters the Historic Army Museum which provides visitors educational and cultural activities. In the past, at the very end of Arpoador Promontory - the Arpoador Rock - fishermen used to harpoon the whales that came to reproduce in this warm waters. The harpoon used by those fishermen gave them the name also has been used to identify the rock (in Portuguese, Arpoador means fisherman who uses a harpoon). The Arpoador Rock is preserved by the Municipal Historic Heritage. Also within the APA limits is a public square called "Girl from Ipanema Park" after the world famous music composed by Vinicius de Moraes and Tom Jobim. In 1995 the Marechal Rondon Cyclelane was opened connecting Ipanema and Copacabana neighborhoods. Together with these attractions, the natural beauty of this area turns it into a main tourist and leisure point.

Visiting Hours
The Historic Army Museum is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

[A diagram of the promontories is at the top of the marker. The left side marker narrative is in Portuguese]:
Esta ?rea de Prote??o Ambiental foi criada atrav daLei Municipal n? 2.087/94, com o objetivo de proteger o cost?o rochosa e sua vegeta??o caracteristica localizada entre as Pontas de Copacabana e Arpoador. E limitado pelo Forte de Copacabana e pelo Parque Garota de Ipanema.

O Forte de Copacabana, inaugurado em 1914 com o objetivo de proteger a barra do Rio de Janeiro, abriga atualmenteo a Museu Hist?rico do Ex?rcito, que oferece ao p?blico educacionais e culturais.

A Pedra do Arpoador, tombada pela Lei n? 1.433/89, deve seu com nome ao arp?o usado por pescadores na pesca de baleias que vinham se reproduzir em suas ?guas. A Pra?a do Arpoador, conhecida eplo nome aroginal de Garota de Ipanema, Homenageia a famosa mica de Vinicius de Morais e Tom Jobim. Em 1995, foi inaugurada a ciclovia Marechal Rondon, liga os bairros de Ipanema e Copacabana. Esta ? uma das v?rias atra??es da APA, que al?m de suas belezas naturais, constitui uma importante ?rea turistica e de lazer para a popula??o.

A visita??o do Museu Hist?rico do Ex?rcito ? de ter?a a domingo das 10:00h 16:00h.

?rea De Prote??o Ambiental
Lei Municipal No. 2.087/94

HM NumberHMH70
Placed ByPrefeitura Rio: Cidade Maravilhosa, Secretaria Municipal De Meio Ambiente
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 12:24pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)23K E 685704 N 7456831
Decimal Degrees-22.98646667, -43.18831667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesS 22° 59.188', W 43° 11.299'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds22° 59' 11.28" S, 43° 11' 17.94" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 603 Praça Coronel Eugênio Franco, Rio de Janeiro RJ 78701, BR
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