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“Dangerous”
Review of Santa Teresa Tram

Santa Teresa Tram
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$35.50*
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Food Tour in Santa Teresa
Ranked #77 of 720 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Dangerous”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

This tram is not well mantained and last year there was a very nasty acident and peopla died because of the lack of responsabilities of the local governor

Visited May 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“UNSAFE, do not go.”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

We were recommended to this area by locals and the hotel concierge--it was to be a nice, safe, old suburb of Rio. It was, I guess, until we were held up at gunpoint in the middle of the afternoon during rush hour!!!! We didn't find out until later that the favelas that surround Santa Teresa are very close and often spill into this suburb. Do not go--and the tram is not even working and is not likely to be fixed anytime soon. All the guidebooks are out-of-date, this tram is not in existence and Sta. Teresa is not worth going to.

Visited November 2012
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Brighton
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Service is closed”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

Another good reason why Lonely Planet, Rough Guides etc. are surely past their sell by date, as they cannot keep up with changes like this. Why should you spend £12 on a guidebook if you still need to check Trip Advisor?

Visited December 2012
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A streetcar named death”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

This year (or was it in 2011?) another (I said another) accident happened, this time killing six people. Before that, the occasional tourist would fall off the tram, and sometimes crack their head on the ground.

The accident that killed six people and (finally) shut down the service was purely due to lack of maintenance, which in turn was due to lack of investment, which in turn was due to... a long record of governments investing in the wrong things (leisure instead of health, safety, transport, for example).

I was raised in Rio. I've lived in Rio for more than 20 years. How many times have I been to Santa Tereza? A handfull of times, or less.

I can't understand why people come here and go visit places where there's a great chance of them getting mugged, or whatever.

Visited October 2011
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Rio de Janeiro
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Santa Teresa is great to visit and the tram is essential”
Reviewed July 27, 2012

Santa Teresa was the first real suburb of Rio and once had farms. there are many mansions there, a vibrant nice life, plentiful arts and scenery. Take the tram to complete the experience.

Visited June 2012
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