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“Quaint, but currently not working”
Review of Santa Teresa Tram

Santa Teresa Tram
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$72.00*
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Private Tour: Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa Tour
Ranked #104 of 711 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed March 9, 2012

A very old and quaint tram, which goes through serpentine streets in a charming neighborhood. When it passes over the large old aqueduct of Arcos da Lapa, if offers a great view of downtown Rio. The tram used to be relatively safe, since it was quite slow, but there was a major derailing in August 2011, and it is currently out of service.

1  Thank Basileu X
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"lapa arches"
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"nice ride"
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"couple of hours"
in 3 reviews
"ticket office"
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"aqueduct"
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"neighborhood"
in 14 reviews
"bonde"
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"centro"
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"dos"
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"cobblestone"
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"tourists"
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"rio"
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"valuables"
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"queue"
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"thieves"
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"paintings"
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Reviewed March 4, 2012

Dont run the tram. Only take photos. There was a serious accident a few months ago.

Thank Oscar_Naomy
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

i always felt it isnt a safe place. now, after the accident, authorities are finally rethinking the service!

Thank cyroroberto
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Reviewed February 18, 2012

The tram is not safe at all. The cars are clearly in very bad conditions. Very bad maintenance is evident. There are strange people among the passengers who seem to be just waiting for an opportunity to rob you! It is a shame, as the tram swings through one more of the countless wonderful places of Rio. Houses of the 19th and mid 20th centuries prevail but unfortunately too many "favelas" took the place of former rain forest spots...

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Reviewed February 15, 2012

You feel like in the 18th Century in the reign of King Pedro II. Beautiful scenery, beautiful mansions coloniai. For safety it is best to take a minimum of belongings. Pay attention to any sudden movements on the tram.

Thank Rodrigo G
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