Santa Cruz Fortress

Important Information

From Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm, with departures every 30 minutes. Group visits should be scheduled via email:

Address: Estrada Eurico Gaspar Dutra, s/nº – Jurujuba Tel.: 2710-2354

Half Price: R$3.00 (students bearing student cards, War Navy officers and immediate family members, the Brazilian Air Force, the Military Police and Firefighters.)

Exempted: Children up to the age of 12, seniors (60+), Army officers and their immediate family members; People with special needs; Public school students and teachers (upon submission of a letter from the Principal to FSCB – Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress) and former World War II Combatants (FEB – Brazilian Expeditionary Force – Veterans and Peace Force Battalion).

The Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress is a unique historical site in Brazil, with a fundamental stone dating from 1555. Its walls were built with stones cut and set by hand, with an area of over 700 square meters.




It has a collection comprising 45 cannons from the 18th and 19th centuries, plus a chapel dating from 1612, with an 18th century image of Saint Barbara. The Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress is next to the entrance of Guanabara Bay, through which all ships arrive in the port of Rio de Janeiro. With a privileged view of the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Niterói, it is a place to admire the natural beauties of our region.