The city of Itajubá stands in the southeastern Brazilian State of Minas Gerais. It's almost midway between the major metropolitan areas of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, and about 13 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors who hire a car in Itajubá will soon find that the city stands at the junction of important regional main roads. On the banks of the River Sapucai and is surrounded by the Serra da Mantiqueira range of mountains. The mountains rise to over 9,ft at some points and are popular with Brazilian outdoor adventure seekers. Touring the area you'll find pretty old villages and market towns in the foothills, like Wenceslau Braz and Maria da Fe.
The university city of Itajubá is a mix of culture and industry - there's a large weapons factory but it is also known for its choirs. If you hire a car here it's easy to tour the sights of the city. The highlights include the Museum of Brazilian army history with emphasis on Itajubá's own arms-making role. There's also the Theodomiro Santiago Museum, which in contrast focuses on local history with a slant towards the university. Perhaps the best of the bunch for a visitor is the Municipal Museum. This looks at the history and heritage of the town itself.
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0900-1800, Sa 0800-1200, Su Closed
Address: Avenida Presidente Tancredo de Almeida Neves, 890
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.