Part of the Sylvester Stallone film The Expendables was shot in the central part of the city. The pier that is exploded in the film is the pier that the main ferry to Ilha Grande uses as its base of operation.
Many large bulk carriers enter the port of Mangaratiba, fetching heavy loads of iron ore bound for especially European ports. As such, the port of Mangaratiba is one of the largest in Brazil.
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