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Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress (Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra) Tours and Activities

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This historic structure served as Guanabara Bay’s main coastal defense site during Brazil’s colonial period. Today, some 3,500 travelers make their way through the walls of Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra every month, making it one of Rio’s top attractions.

Visitors will learn how the fort was renamed in 1612 and can see an impressive collection of military artifacts and memorabilia that include massive bronze bullets, battery canons and other weapons of war. A tour of the grounds includes an up-close look at the Chapel of Santa Barbara, watchtowers, dungeon cells (including the site where hangings took place), lighthouse and the famous sundial, which dates back to 1820.

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Tue-Sun: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jardim Imbuí, Niterói, Brazil
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3 Hour Sailing Experience in Rio

3 Hour Sailing Experience in Rio

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See two iconic Rio de Janeiro landmarks from the water—Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf—while sailing aboard a 40-foot (12-meter) yacht. Sail in Guanabara Bay or the open sea while you relax with a welcome drink and snacks. Enjoy stunning views and discover the magic of sailing from the captain who illuminates Rio’s history. This 3-hour boat tour has a max capacity of 10 for a small-group experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00

Rio From the Sea: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Optional Barbecue Lunch

Rio From the Sea: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Optional Barbecue Lunch

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Sail on Guanabara Bay for half a day, viewing the Rio's picturesque city skyline and Sugarloaf Mountain from the water. On this cruise from Rio, glide through the bay's tranquil waters, passing islands and historic forts. Upgrade your experience to enjoy a local all-you-can-eat barbecue lunch at a restaurant in Rio. Round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels is included.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.10
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Party Boat - Gather Your Friends and Come Celebrate

Party Boat - Gather Your Friends and Come Celebrate

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This is the perfect opportunity for you to get out of traditional celebrations and celebrate your birthday in style, on the high seas with your best friends and family! Do not miss this opportunity! We also do bachelor parties, corporate events, barbecue on board ...
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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One Day in Niteroi: The Hidden Gem Across Rio de Janeiro

One Day in Niteroi: The Hidden Gem Across Rio de Janeiro

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Visit the best of Niterói in a single day: Niemeyer Pathway, Contemporary Art Museum (MAC), Guanabara Bay Beaches, Santa Cruz Fort and finish with a panoramic view from the Parque da Cidade (City Park). Transportation and lunch included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.88
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Niterói Private City Tour - Full Day - The art, History and Nature´s city

Niterói Private City Tour - Full Day - The art, History and Nature´s city

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Niterói is one of the most beautiful tours that can be done during your visit to Rio de Janeiro. The view of the city park, the visit to the museum and all the history involved in the fortress of Santa Cruz are simply marvelous and enchanting.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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6-hour boat ride with lunch stop

6-hour boat ride with lunch stop

Private Tour. It is a unique opportunity to unite the best of 2 worlds. The one of Nature, taking advantage of all the splendor of the coast of the Marvelous City, with its mountains and beautiful beaches the incredible gastronomic stop to enjoy the Fruits of the Sea.
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  • 6 hours
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The Architecture of Niemeyer - The Niemeyer Path in Niteroi

The Architecture of Niemeyer - The Niemeyer Path in Niteroi

Niterói do have the most stunning view of Rio de Janeiro city's outline since from there it is possible to see the well-known combination of sea and mountains that enchants the tourists and the locals. Yet the view is not the only reason to visit the former capital of Rio de Janeiro. From Nature to architecture and history, Niterói's attractions are mandatory for those who want to go beyond the beaten tracks of Rio de Janeiro tourism circuit and have a delightful experience. Pay a visit to the space-age Museum of Contemporany Art, designed by the renowned Oscar Niemeyer, then cross the coast to visit the fantastic Santa Cruz da Barra fortress and at last but not least, visit the City Park and get spectacular views of Rio's post cards.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$131.53
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Niteroi City Tour & Niemeyer route

Niteroi City Tour & Niemeyer route

Explore Niteroi and learn about its most famous architect, Oscar Niemeyer, on this tour from Rio. With a guide in the lead, you'll follow a carefully-curated itinerary designed to show you the best of his work. Listen to in-depth commentary and enjoy personalized attention on this small-group tour, limited to just 14 people or fewer.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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Guanabara Bay Boat Tour

Guanabara Bay Boat Tour

We will board the ship, to depart at 09.30 AM, giving us the possibility to get to know the city of Rio de Janeiro from a completely different perspective: from the sea to land. On 01st January of 1502, a group of Portuguese explorers led by Gaspar de Lemos discovered the Guanabara Bay. Based on the volume of water, Guanabara Bay is the largest in the world, and includes several islands, such as Governor's Island and the Cobras Island. The ship will sail the coast of Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi, revealing the beauty of the beaches of Flamengo, Botafogo and Urca, the Pao de Acucar, the Fort of São João, Fort Lage, the Fortress of Santa Cruz, Adão and Eva, Jurujuba, Icaraí, Charitas, and São Francisco beaches, Stone Itapuca, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Mocanguê Island, the Rio-Niteroi Bridge, Enxadas Island, Cais do Porto, the Museum of Modern Art and Monument to the fallen on World War II.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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What are Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress (Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra) hours of operation?
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Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress (Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra) hours of operation: Tue-Sun: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress (Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress (Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress (Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress (Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra) costs USD 40.00. Guided Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress (Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra) tours start around USD 40.00 per person.
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