Copacabana Beach is one of the most famous in the world and earned the nickname "princess of the sea." The Boardwalk was built in 1906 with black and white stones, brought from Portugal, which gave them the nickname "Portuguese stones".
Copacabana beach stretches from Posto Dois (lifeguard watchtower Two) to Posto Seis (lifeguard watchtower Six). Leme is at Posto Um (lifeguard watchtower One). There are historic forts at both ends of Copacabana beach; Fort Copacabana, built in 1914, is at the south end by Posto Seis and Fort Duque de Caxias, built in 1779, at the north end.