San Matheus Fort, Cabo Frio

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#1 of 8 in Museums in Cabo Frio
Military Museum · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
Built into a rocky outcropping off the coast, this military installation once used for defense now gives visitors an ideal spot for ocean views. San Matheus Fort defended the settlers near this chunk of coast from threats on the water. Today, it is a landmark that attracts passersby from all over the world. You won't find a museum or guided tour, but the breeze on your face and the sea slamming into the rocks below make this a good location to take in the beauty of the country's coastline. Plan a trip to Cabo Frio easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Go there right from the beach. When high season the beach is packed and so is this place, so if you are to get a selfie, get in line!  more »
  • Great place for taking pictures. Close to it there is an area on the beach with no waves and shallow water. Great place for kids. I suggest that the readers do not stay here at night with cameras or.....  more »

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