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Museu Forte Defensor Perpetuo de Paraty

Morro do Forte, s/no. | Centro Historico, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
24 3371-8328
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Pretty walk, pretty fort and gorgeous views.

I really love this place. The walk up is a wide dirt path through lush greens and bamboo. The fort... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
HeddyInBrazil
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Only some ruins

We were a bit disappointed that this was not a real fort anymore. There was only a lookout on the... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2016
François V
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Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good38%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
5 Jun 2017
“Pretty walk, pretty fort and gorgeous views.”
18 Dec 2016
“Only some ruins”
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Morro do Forte, s/no. | Centro Historico, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Historic City Center
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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

I really love this place. The walk up is a wide dirt path through lush greens and bamboo. The fort museum is open again, it is small and quaint but interesting.lots of cannons outside and the grass and grounds are well cared for , pretty...More

Thank HeddyInBrazil
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We were a bit disappointed that this was not a real fort anymore. There was only a lookout on the sea and the museum was closed.

Thank François V
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Low-key with lovely views of the bay and islands, especially in late-afternoon light. Funny English signs about oyster danger! Man-eating? But actually the risk is of cutting yourself, so be careful when you walk down to the promontory below the fort.

Thank 48traveler65
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

This old defence fort and observation point provides panoramic views of Paraty and surrounds. It has well-kept grounds and gardens, offering visitors some quiet and solitude. Inside the building are some historic displays as well as local crafts. It's a 20 minute walk from the...More

Thank Darragh O
Reviewed 9 June 2013

Would only really suggest going if you have time on your hands. We did so we walked the short distance from the historic area. Its a nice walk, the views are good and at the right time of day you can spot many different birds....More

1  Thank Pandyand
Reviewed 7 June 2013

A pleasant walk from the town center. About half an hour. Lovely views from the top which look out over the bay and the town. Very safe as there were 3 policemen stationed at various points on the windy path up to the fort. We...More

Thank DJW65
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Don't waste much time in the museum, nothing was in any sort of order and there was no helpful explanations of any of the materials shown in the tiny museum. The view is is definitely worth it, so go for the view and not the...More

Thank LizzyHS
Reviewed 13 May 2013

Building is nothing special, but the location is nice. There are nicer sights in the area, so this can be easily skipped without losing much. Bring insect repellant!

Thank Mk_B0RG
Reviewed 26 September 2012

Don't expect to see a great museum. Brazil has no investments on it and the employees are often on strike (true!). You must have your own thoughts and knowledge about it to embrace the location beauty. One must understand that this had once been the...More

2  Thank Afonso C
Reviewed 28 November 2011

Paraty is trying to be recognized as UNESCO world heritage site, so its authorities should care about the conditions of its historical sites, such as this beautiful Fort. Amazing views from its top as well.

3  Thank GUSDALI
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