Let’s learn the history of Fort Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro.
History of Fort Copacabana
As we have seen on our Dica about the history of Copacabana beach, the fort was built where it used to be a chapel for Nossa Senhora. The chapel was then demolished and the Fort Copacabana was built. The army started to build it in 1908 in order to protect the beach and the entrance to the port of Rio de Janeiro. The construction was finished in 1914.
On the 5th of July 1922, the fort was the center point of the Revolta dos 18, a military rebellion that had the goal of ending the Old Republic. Under the command of the Captain Euclides Hermes da Fonseca, 300 officers and civilians resisted bombing at the fort and marched along the beach towards Fort Leme. Unfortunately only 18 of them made it to the end, while many others decided to abandon the movement.
Nowadays, the fort is open for the public and it’s open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the Army Historical museum is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Click on the links below to see more related Dicas
History of Copacabana Beach
History of Rio de Janeiro
Imperial Museum of Brazil
Selarón Steps in Rio de Janeiro
Uruguaiana Market in Rio de Janeiro
Oscar Niemeyer Museum in Niterói