Copacabana Fort

Copacabana Fort (HMH8Q)

Location: Rio de Janeiro, RJ 23219 Rio de Janeiro
Country: Brazil
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S 22° 59.2', W 43° 11.262'

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Army History Museum

Together with the Arpoador Rock and Cape, the Fort is part of an important landscape group located between two highly populated neighbourhoods: Copacabana and Ipanema.

Date: inaugurated in 1914 by President Marechal Hermes da Fonseca.
Last Restoration: in 1987, with the coastal artillery batteries phased out, the fort with its 12-meter thick walls, became the Army History Museum.
Features: at the entrance of the Fort is a grotto with a statuette of Santa Barbara, protecting the soldiers. Of outstanding interest at the Fort are the German-made Krupp cannons in armored shelters, as well as light armament used by the coastal artillery and anti-aircraft batteries. The Fort is on a rocky point offering magnificent views of the beaches and Sugar Loaf.
History: designated as a battleground, the Fort recalls important moments of Brazilian political history, such as the uprising known as the "Movement of the Eighteen" in 1922.
Main pieces from the collection: the Alameda Otavio Correia, where the visit begins, is lined with artillery and infantry pieces from various periods. In addition to the war material, the Fort also has a Collection of books and photographs.
HM NumberHMH8Q
Marker Number01246020_MAR
Placed ByPrefeitura do Rio
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 1:18pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)23K E 685767 N 7456808
Decimal Degrees-22.98666667, -43.18770000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesS 22° 59.2', W 43° 11.262'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds22° 59' 12.00" S, 43° 11' 15.72" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1505-1507 Rua Garota de Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro RJ 23219, BR
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