Forte do Vigia
Built between 1776 and 1779 by order of the viceroy, Marquis Lavradio, Forte do Vigia fires crossed the Fort Copacabana, and ended his line of defense with a stone gate still today at Ladeira do Leme.
The Alferes Joaquim José da Silva Xavier, Tiradentes, served there in 1789 as a member of Company Dragon Mine, who then manned the fort. Renovated by Captain Augusto Tasso Fragoso in 1895, now has the name of Forte do Leme, from 1918, eight giant Krupp howitzers (280 mm), of German origin. In 1935 he received the name of Duque de Caxias by decree of Getulio Vargas. Off the fortification in 1965, received the Center for the Study of Army Staff.
Open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays.
Map of Forte do VigiaAddress: Fonte Duque de Caxias Leme, Rio de Janeiro
Activities near to Forte do Vigia
|Fora Beach (beach) -
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Address: Morro do Leme, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Distance: 0.35km from the Forte do Vigia
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Distance: 0.86km from the Forte do Vigia
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Address: Praça do Lido Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Distance: 1.22km from the Forte do Vigia
Restaurants near to Forte do Vigia
|Marius Degustare is a Steak House restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Forte do Vigia and can be found at Av. Atlântica, 290|
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|La Fiorentina is a Pizzeria restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Forte do Vigia and can be found at Av. Atlântica, 458|
|Sky Terrace Bar & Grill is a Appetizers restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Forte do Vigia and can be found at Rua Gustavo Sampaio, 320|
|Da Brambini is a Italian restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Forte do Vigia and can be found at Av. Atlântica, 514|
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