Leme Fort is atop the Leme Hill, one of the ancient fortresses of Rio de Janeiro. Today this historic site is open from Tuesday to Sunday. As is located in an area of great natural beauty, surrounded by dense forest and greenery, the ascent to the fort is also a hiking and eco-tour. Leme is the name given to the part of the Copacabana Beach and also the neighborhood, which is located in the eastern part of the beach, that is, in one of its ends. If you look at the sea, the Leme will be on your left at the end of the beach. The spot is open to visitors from Tuesday to Sunday only 9:30am to 4pm. It offers guided tours for groups over 15 people with prior appointment.
The hiking from the foot of the hill to the top where is the Fort is made on foot and on site there are no means of transport to climb the hill. In fact, due to local also be an environmental preservation area, it is not a proper place for motorized transport. For healthy people and in good condition, it is a quiet walk at a normal pace, but steep. The walk is made up the Leme Hill, which is an almost untouched mountain and forest reserve. On top of Leme Hill is the old military fortress with beautiful views. When it reaches the top, you can visit the fortress dependencies, and you will have a beautiful view of various parts of Rio, including the entrance of Guanabara Bay, Sugar Loaf, Copacabana Beach, oceanic islands, Tijuca Forest , Corcovado and Gavea Stone. For those interested in ancient history and military technology, there is another reason to do this walk, which is to visit the fortress and the guns of the Fort of Leme