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Steam train to Sao Joao del Rei

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Address: Praca da Estacao | Estacao Ferroviaria Tiradentes, Tiradentes, State of Minas Gerais 36307-302, Brazil
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+55 32 3355-2789
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Sun 11am and 2pm

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Nice steam train trip, but there's not much to see on the way. At Tiradentes station you can see the locomotive maneuvers on the turntable, which is nice. Locals are very friendly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Very bad experience waiting for our main course more than 90 minutes. A planned highlight turned to disappointment. Won't recommend this place at all.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Nice steam train trip, but there's not much to see on the way. At Tiradentes station you can see the locomotive maneuvers on the turntable, which is nice. Locals are very friendly and happy to interact with the tourists. You should try to avoid the trips with packed trains, though. There were lots of rude people that bought a single... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

The trip from São João Del Rei to Tiradentes (and vice versa) is lovely! The train travels slowly, so you will be able to appreciate the view, which consists of farms, some mountains and, of course, the local fauna and flora. The locals are welcoming and it is common for them to wave at the train passengers, especially kids :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The best way to go from Sao Joao dei Rei to Tiradentes is by Maria Fumaca train. The ride lasts for around 35 minutes and it costs 60 reals for return ticket. We went 20 mins before to train station and it was pretty much crowded but we still managed to buy our tickets (they accept bank cards). The ride... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Fantastic old steam train, lovely ride through the town and countryside to Tiradentes. Do try to buy your tickets early and get to the station a half an hour ahead on busy weekends to get the seats you want.

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State of Sao Paulo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

The SJDR train station is located in Downtown. Accessible to everyone, and the ride on this train is very affordable. It takes less than an hour to get to Tiradentes (only destination) and the views are impressive. The train leaves the station three to four days a week, but during school vacations/ holidays there are departures every day. It is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

I did the enjoyable ride from Tiradentes to Sao Joao del Rei. It is an invitation to return in time where many things used to depend on the rail (less than nowadays, at least in Brazil). The landscape itself are beautiful and attractive, but the highlight is landing on the century-old station in Sao Joao del Rei. It is interesting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

It is worthy it to travel in time and go from São João del Rey to Tiradentes by train. Also because of the view, it is a very typical landscape from Minas Gerais. The tip is to never travel in the first cars. The smoke will leave you covered with ashes. Get one of the last seats and you will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

The steam train from Sao Joao del Rei to Tiradentes is an absolute must, if you are in the area. The carraiges and the locomotives are kept in beautiful condition. My girlfriend and I travelled on it to Tiradentes, and the journey gave you wonderful feel of days gone by. There are alot of interseting things to see and do... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

I tried to buy the tickets, but they were sold out, and would have to wait 1 hour for them to start selling tickets to the next day. But they would sell them just for an hour, and we were told that the line would be huge, plus each round ticket would cost R$56. So we decided to skip the... More 

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