Take a Ride Through History
Travelling through the streets of the historic Santa Teresa neighbourhood since 1877, the Santa Teresa Tram represents a taste of days gone by in Rio that you can still experience today. It’s one of the oldest tram lines in the world, and though it won’t take you very far (the current route is just 1.7km long). Trams run every twenty minutes from 10 am to 4 pm, Monday to Saturday–but don’t expect to get a seat, they’re packed from the first service to the last. However, that’s part of the fun.
Explore Santa Teresa
The tram is the ideal way to see Santa Teresa–which is in itself full of delights for people of every possible taste, and soaked in Brazilian history and culture. The winding streets have wonder and discovery around every corner, so be sure to hop off the tram if something catches your eye–you never know what you’ll find among this central neighbourhood that was once a hub for artists and writers from all over the world.