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Santa Teresa Tram

santa tereza, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
+55-21-2215-8559
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santa tereza, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We ate lunch in Santa Teresa and then caught the tram to Lapa. The team has only basic safety features but provided an enjoyable trip across the the Lapa Arches (former aqueduct). It seemed to stop randomly for residents. Hold on to your belongings and...More

Thank Colin S
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The trolley car to/from Santa Teresa is back, but in order to provide the free service the residents demanded for themselves, tourists must pay R$20. The new trams are lovely to look at, expensive to ride. Cab drivers are often reluctant to drive to Santa...More

1  Thank PTRio
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The main line is 3.7 miles) long and has run continuously since its opening in 1877 and it is one of the oldest street railway lines in the world. That's cool...! And it is the oldest electric railway in all of Latin America. At the...More

Thank mark v
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Information kiosk staff don't speak English. Tickets office very poorly marked, looks like a confession box, no price info. Poor queue management, it's basically first-come-first-gets-on. This is especially true for the return journey where there is ZERO line management, and no staff anywhere. A simple...More

Thank slapfaan
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Great opportunity to visit the bohemian area of the city on a vintage form of transportation. Service is fairly frequent and fare is reasonable. Go early to avoid lines. Be aware if you board at an intermediate stop for the return trip, odds of getting...More

Thank Lucchese20
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Staying n Santa Teresa, this was an easy choice to get to the historical district where the Museum of Modern Art and Museum of Fine Art are located. The cars seem to have been refurbished and the ride down is free - return is 6...More

1  Thank pfefmeister
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

If you find yourself wandering the small streets and galleries of Santa Teresa after enjoying lunch in Arpazivel or a drink in one of the local bars, look out for the tram to get you down into Centro. As a free trip it's well worth...More

Thank Gordon C
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We took the tram to Santa Teresa, and were not impressed with the neighborhood. The ride was fine, but I wouldn’t again. My problem was that I paid with the credit card and it was given a receipt that says 40 Reales; however, when I...More

2  Thank elcholon1
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

You can see a 360 view of Rio de Janeiro, with some stores and restaurants that are a quite of expensive. Please explore the area in each stop, and find it by yourself.

Thank Joao V
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Make sure you check when it is closed - as it was the first time we went there. Went back on a Tuesday and had plenty of room on the tram - no waiting at all. Fun and free - what more could you want?...More

2  Thank Dave A
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Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born.
With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical
buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living
proof that the old and the new can live together
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all major companies house their offices. However, the
region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like
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Response from Carambolas | Reviewed this property |
Hi, RFender! The Santa Teresa tram is working for testing. It's free (must get there early) during the testing period, and it works on Monday-Saturdays from 11am up to 4pm. Departures from downtown (near Carioca subway... More
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