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Fortaleza de Santa Cruz

Fortaleza de Santa Cruz Review

Built in 1555, the impressive Fortaleza de Santa Cruz was the first fort on Guanabara Bay. The cannons are distributed over two levels, but more impressive are the 17th-century sun clock and Santa Barbara Chapel. It takes 15 minutes by taxi to reach the fort from downtown Niterói. The ride costs about R$30. On hot days, it's best to visit the fort during the morning, when it's cooler.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Estrada General Eurico Gaspar Dutra s/n, Jurujuba, Niterói, 24370–375
  • Phone: 021/2710–2354
  • Cost: R$4
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 9–5
  • Location: Niterói
Updated: 06-20-2013

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