The area of Niteroi and Itaipu have had people living there for more than 8000 years according to historians.
The small museum, located in the 18th century grounds of Recolhimento de Santa Teresa, have about 1000 pieces and artifacts of the local archeological history.
The museum is very small and only takes a few minutes. But the stone walls and small chapel are picturesque. Also the museum is about 80m from the beach, so you can easily enjoy it on the side.
Open Tuesdays ~ Fridays 10am to 5pm
Open Saturday, Sunday and holidays ~ 1pm to 5pm
There are a few small restaurants along the north end of Itaipu Beach. None of them are very elogant, but rather small family style restaurants, serving the fresh catch of the local fishermen.
Seating will be at plastic tables set in the sand. Umbrellas will come out if the sun is too hot or the clouds look to threaten rain. It is a good place for a lazy weekend seafood lunch!
Only problem may be that you'll have a lot of cats trying to get a taste of your lunch too.
Favorite Dish: The fish is great, but so is the seafood rice. We also had shrimp and calamari. Prices for all of the above were very reasonable.