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Itaguaí is a municipality of Baixada Fluminense, in Grande Rio, Rio de Janeiro state.


Map of Itaguaí

Itaguaí is a coastal, peripheral municipality of the metropolitan area of Rio de Janeiro. It is located in the region bathed by the Sepetiba Bay, and is the last municipality on the coast of the metropolis to the west. Itaguaí is crossed by the BR-101 highway, vector through which the urban expansion of the metropolitan agglomeration of Rio de Janeiro reached this municipality, having ended in its first district, where the city center in located.

The Port of Itaguaí, in Ilha da Madeira, and the Industrial District of Itaguaí, between Itaguaí and Santa Cruz (neighborhood in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro), are two of the most important landmarks of the municipality's infrastructure.

Get in[edit]

Sepetiba Bay and Coroa Grande shoreline
Neighborhood of Ilha da Madeira, bathed by the Sepetiba Bay

Visitors generally arrive the metropolitan agglomeration of Rio de Janeiro through the airports Galeão - Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG IATA). and Santos Dumont Airport (SDU IATA)., and the bus station Rodoviária Novo Rio., all in the capital. Those visitors who enter the Grande Rio area through the Central Zone of Rio can use some urban public transport lines available in downtown to go to the municipality of Itaguaí. From the Central Zone of Rio de Janeiro, urban bus and van lines depart to Itaguaí. Buses to Itaguaí depart from Terminal Américo Fontenelle, in the region of Central do Brasil, in the downtown area of Rio de Janeiro. The vans also depart from the Central do Brasil area.

The main road access to Itaguaí for those coming from downtown Rio is the BR-101 highway (Rio-Santos highway).

Get around[edit]


Antiga estação ferroviária de Itaguaí (Old Itaguaí train station)
  • Coroa Grande. Neighborhood located along the BR-101 (Rio-Santos) highway, bathed by the Sepetiba Bay.
  • Ilha da Madeira. Another neighborhood on the shoreline of the Sepetiba Bay, where the Port of Itaguaí is located.
  • 1 Ilha do Martins. Island in the Sepetiba Bay. Ilha do Martins (Q22040874) on Wikidata
  • Serra de Coroa Grande (Coroa Grande Mountain Range) - A sector of Serra da Mazomba (Mazomba Mountain Range) located along the sea coast.
  • Orla de Coroa Grande (Coroa Grande shoreline) - Located along the neighborhoods of Vila Geny and Coroa Grande.
  • Vila da Ilha da Madeira (Ilha da Madeira village) - A small settlement in Ilha da Madeira.
  • Praia da Igreja (Igreja beach) - A short strip of sand in Ilha da Madeira.
  • Capela São Benedito (São Benedito Chapel) - Chapel in Coroa Grande.
  • Antiga estação ferroviária de Itaguaí (Old Itaguaí train station) - Old train station in the Itaguaí city center.
  • Ruínas da estação ferroviária de Coroa Grande (Ruins of Coroa Grande train station) - Located close to the Sepetiba Bay shoreline.
  • 2 Porto de Itaguaí (Port of Itaguaí). One of the main ports of the state of Rio de Janeiro, located in Ilha da Madeira. Port of itaguaí (Q10351920) on Wikidata
  • Distrito Industrial de Itaguaí (Industrial District of Itaguaí) - An industrial district next to the Rio de Janeiro's municipal boundary.
  • 3 Companhia Siderúrgica do Atlântico (Ternium Brasil). A large steel complex close to Santa Cruz, a neighborhood of the municipality of Rio de Janeiro, and the Sepetiba Bay. Ternium Brasil (Q9830683) on Wikidata
  • Manguezal da Ilha da Madeira (Ilha da Madeira mangrove swamp) - A big swampy area in Ilha da Madeira.
  • Rio Itimirim (Itimirim river) - River in Itimirim, the last neighborhood of Itaguaí to the west, near Coroa Grande.
  • Rio Itingussu (Itingussu river) - In the region of Itingussu, the westernmost part of the neighborhood of Itimirim.


  • Jonosake Ranch (Sítio Jonosake).
  • "Taxi boats" to several islands in the Sepetiba Bay, such as Ilha do Martins and Ilha de Itacuruçá.



  • Restaurante Visual - Rua João Cruz Neto, 652 - Ilha da Madeira (on the shoreline of the Sepetiba Bay).



  • Pousada La Belle - Rua Clementino Almeida Câmara, 60 - Parque Independência (in front of the Itaguaí bus station).
  • Hotel Timoneiro - Rua Miguel Corrêa, 09 - Ilha da Madeira.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Itaguaí
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