Bonde de Santa Teresa (Santa Teresa Tram)

Type: Attractions, Family Friendly, Great Views, Local Picks, Romantic, Sightseeing, Uniquely Here

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Along with the Christ Statue and the beaches, one of the most emblematic images of Rio de Janeiro is the bright yellow bonde - or tram - rattling over the Lapa Aqueduct and through the cobbled streets...  Read More


  • Romantic Things to Do: "Registered Santa Teresa locals can ride the bonde for free, but for everyone else there's a flat fee of R$20 (roughly $5) for a return trip."
  • Sightseeing: "The best place for first-timers to jump off the bonde is at Largo do Guimarães - Santa Teresa's main square. The tram rattles along for an additional stretch, but this is the heart of the action in the neighborhood."
  • Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: The views are breathtaking, and riding the bonde is a unforgettable way to experience Santa Teresa.
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: Riding the Santa Teresa tram is an unforgettable experience, and an energy-saving way to climb the street cobbled streets.

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