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Santa Teresa Tram

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Rua Lelio Gama 2, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20031-080, Brazil
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Reviewed March 30, 2016

It was a nice trip on the tram and it was free because they're testing it at the moment as it had been closed for years. It goes through an interesting part of Rio and it was a nice place to walk back down from...More

1  Thank lukesarah1984
Reviewed March 11, 2016

It's very hard to get from downtown Rio to the bondinho stop, not because it's hidden but because there's nothing to point you in the right direction (you have to get to Lélio Gama street) Then, you only find out that it's only open until...More

2  Thank Camilo R
Reviewed February 21, 2016

Fun free short ride runs every 20 min 11:00-16:00. Que was less at 11 ~approx 30min. Hade some trouble finding it as we did not know that the signs would say Estação dos Bondes. Tram station is hidden behind taller buildings at the green area...More

5  Thank tripguide-se
Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

We had three of our four kids with us 9 years old, 3 years old and 1. The line was long but the tram is adorable and fun and takes you past some tourist spots and obviously over the arches. The kids and we loved...More

2  Thank Heddyxoxo
Reviewed January 28, 2016

I was really looking forward to riding the tram, alas it has very limited schedule. I missed the last ride by 5 minutes. 5pm also it does not seem tp run on Sundays? They should just charge a little something and extend the times.

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Reviewed January 26, 2016

This was the last trolley in Rio. At one time, there were lots of trolleys. But this left from across the street from the Cathedral and took you to the bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood. At one time, it took you all the way to the...More

Thank Arturo V
Reviewed January 17, 2016

Some people died on this tram a few years back. But it all seems cool now. The tram is a very pretty yellow; it brings you along the aqueduct (naise) and right into Santa Teresa. Bear in mind there will be a really long wait....More

1  Thank BabyChurro
Reviewed December 10, 2015

The yellow tram starts near the Sao Sebastiao metropolitan Cathedral at the Carioca station (little bit difficult to find, but ask). The ride is free, but expect a lot of tourists so you'll have to wait one or two trams. One can take around 40...More

3  Thank B1714D
Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

I had a nice time on the tram and it was free the day we visited. The end of the line does drop you off in an "interesting" neighborhood. But it seems safe enough. At the end of the line we walked a few minutes...More

4  Thank barbuhomme
Reviewed September 1, 2015

This has been a historical place as the Tram no longer in operation and the surrounding area has not been maintain properly. It would have a nice place to visit to see the view from the mountain but an eye sore with buildings not maintain...More

2  Thank joanadventure
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October 10, 2017|
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Response from 16jamesdoc | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it runs about every 20 minutes. The station is quite near Largo do Carioca and is a bit hard to find---you may have to ask. The final stop is Largo da Guimaraes and although there are stops along the route, it's... More
June 5, 2015|
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