Fort Copacabana boasts of its rich history. It was built in 1914 on the promontory of the Lady of Copacabana church. The aim of the Fort Copacabana was to strengthen the defense of Guanabara Bay against attack. It participated in many historical events. Later an Army History museum was made to exhibit the preservation of the Brazilian Army and presenting facts regarding the colonial history. The walls are 12m thick and it is still in its original state. There are many cafes sitting around that area with multicultural menus. There are more than 10,000 visitors per month. For art lovers the Antiques Shopping Centre sits around the corner with stores consisting of relics and galleries exhibiting the work of contemporary artists. For the Olympics in 2016, Fort Copacabana is an iconic setting, since it will be the starting point for the marathon swimming and the cycling race. This location was probably selected because of its promising atmosphere. This area has a crescent shape beach running over 4km. It consists of a promenade made of black and white stones that forms the shape of the waves, which is also a cultural monument. Fort Copacabana has a vibrant panoramic view with a rich history. It is definitely worth a visit!
History and scenery lovers
Fort Copacabana and crescent shaped beaches.
There are two mosques located down Rio de Janeiro Sociedade Beneficente Muçulmana (Society for the Benefit of Muslims) is a mosque and community centre that serves the Muslim community located in Tijuca and Mesquita da Luz.
Halal restaurants in Fort Copacabana are very scarce. Muslims can inquire about Halal Food from the mosques. Brazil is known as a major exporter of Halal meat. Therefore Halal meat will be available. Muslims should also be aware that alcohol is served in their restaurants.