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Leme Hill and Fort

Leme Hill and Fort

The word "leme" means rudder in Portuguese. According to some sources, the name comes from the fact that Leme stone resembles the rudder of a ship, when looking from above.

Leme Fort was built in 1776 and it's aim was to monitor foreign ships in Guanabara Bay. In 1965 it transformed into educational institution of Brazilian army Centro de Estudos de Pessoal e Forte Duque de Caxias, dedicated to study and research the area of human behavior. In 2010 the fort was opened to the public.

Leme hill safety

The hill and fort areas are under military supervision, so they are very safe. 

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