Recent Searches
Clear
Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress (Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra)
Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress (Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra)

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

star-5
152 Reviews

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.

Learn more
Tue-Sun: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Niterói, Brazil
When are you traveling?
Select Dates
Popular
Search experiences that may have limited interaction with crowds.
Search experiences with increased health and safety practices.
Search tours and activities you can do from home.

You are viewing Virtual Experiences in Rio de Janeiro. See more Virtual Experiences around the globe. 🌎

Price
$0
$500+
Duration
Time of Day
RatingClear
Specials

13 results

Sort by:Featured

3 Hour Sailing Experience in Rio

3 Hour Sailing Experience in Rio

star-5
68
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.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$34.00
From
$34.00
Taking safety measures

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

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

star-4
77
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.
More
  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$40.21
Price varies by group size
From
$40.21
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

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.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$38.00
From
$38.00
Taking safety measures

Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Barbecue Lunch and Christ Redeemer with Selaron Steps and Sugar Loaf

Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Barbecue Lunch and Christ Redeemer with Selaron Steps and Sugar Loaf

star-4
6
Combine the highlights of Rio de Janeiro on a single 12-hour tour, including a cruise on Guanabara Bay, visits to the Selaron Steps, Christ the Redeemer, and Sugar Loaf mountain at sunset. Barbecue lunch and pickup from hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana included.
More
  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$115.14
From
$115.14
Taking safety measures

Rio de Janeiro in Two Days: City Sightseeing, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer

Rio de Janeiro in Two Days: City Sightseeing, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer

Experience the best of Rio — views from Sugar Loaf Mountain, a visit to Christ the Redeemer statue and an authentic Brazilian barbecue lunch — during this two-day sightseeing excursion. The tour includes dedicated airport pickup and one overnight stay in the South Zone in a 3-, 4-, or 5-star hotel. Spend the day sightseeing with an informative guide in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle.
More
  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
From
$237.60
From
$237.60
Taking safety measures

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.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$70.00
From
$70.00
Taking safety measures

Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Barbecue Lunch, Christ the Redeemer and Selaron Steps by Van

Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Barbecue Lunch, Christ the Redeemer and Selaron Steps by Van

Combine a cruise on Guanabara Bay with visits to the Selaron Steps and the Christ the Redeemer statue during this 10-hour super saver tour in Rio. Traditional Brazilian barbecue lunch and round-trip transportation from hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, and Copacabana included.
More
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$89.56
From
$89.56
Taking safety measures

Private customized Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Private customized Tour of Rio de Janeiro

star-5
28
Enjoy Rio de Janeiro with the expertise of a local Tour guide. Do a Tour with the best ranked private tour company in Brazil, our guides are the best! This tour optimizes your precious time and money. Flexibility is the best word to describe this tour, you can customize the itinerary. You will visit the places you want, on the way that you wish, making your tours dynamic, comfortable and with your identity. You can also choose the pick-up place and time. We recommend starting early to avoid crowds. Forget the limitations of a group tour and the time wasted in lines and places that you are not interested in. It is a very comprehensive tour where you can see the most famous attractions and the places off the beaten path.
More
  • 4 hours 8 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$80.00
Price varies by group size
From
$80.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Full Day Tour in Niteroi from Rio de Janeiro

Full Day Tour in Niteroi from Rio de Janeiro

Avoid renting a car and get outside of Rio de Janeiro during this Niteroi private tour. A perfect first-timer’s introduction to the city, Niterói Contemporary Art Museum and Fortress of Santa Cruz da Barra admission tickets are included. A guide shows you around the city and fills you in on its history and culture. Rio de Janeiro hotel pickup and drop-off are provided for a seamless trip.
More
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$202.71
From
$202.71

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

star-5
3
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.
More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$178.45
From
$178.45

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

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

star-5
5
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.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$84.99
From
$84.99
Taking safety measures

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.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$120.67
Price varies by group size
From
$120.67
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private Tour Niterói with Art Museum, St. Cruz Fortress and Parque da Cidade

Private Tour Niterói with Art Museum, St. Cruz Fortress and Parque da Cidade

Crossing the bridge in the direction of Niteroi we have a beautiful view of Rio de Janeiro. And on this guided private tour Niteroi , we will get to know the beauty spots to be found inside ‘Smile City’. First We begin the City Tour Niterói with a visit to the space-age Museu de Arte Contemporânea. Designed by the renowned Oscar Niemeyer, has made it the main tourist attraction in Niteroi. Crossing the coast after, we will visit the fantastic Santa Cruz da Barra fort. This French-built fort is located at the entrance to Guanabara Bay. The place played an important role in history that you discover during our private tour to Niterói. Finally From there, its time for the “Grand Finale” where we go in the direction of Parque da Cidade. The attraction has one of the most beautiful views of Rio.
More
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$70.00
From
$70.00

Filters

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress (Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra) hours of operation?
A:
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.
Q:
Should I book Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress (Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra) tickets in advance?
A:
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. See all 13 Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress (Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra) tickets and tours on Viator.
Q:
How much does it cost to visit Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress (Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra) 2021?
A:
Currently, an entrance ticket to Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress (Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra) costs USD 34.00. Guided Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress (Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra) tours start around USD 34.00 per person. See all 13 Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress (Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra) tickets and tours on Viator.
Q:
What's the best way to experience Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress (Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra)?