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Trem da Vale - Ouro Preto e Mariana

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Address: Square JK, Station Railway, Center, Mariana, MG | Praça Cesário Alvim - Estação Ferroviária, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
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+55 31 3557-3844
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Fri - Sun 10:00 - 04:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The railway section connecting Ouro Preto to Mariana enchants visitors of...

The railway section connecting Ouro Preto to Mariana enchants visitors of Brazil and the world with its 18 km of history, culture, and natural beauties. On one side, the first village and capital of Minas - Mariana. On the other, a city that is a world heritage and attracts tourists from all over the world - Ouro Preto.

The trip of approximately one hour is incredible through the almost unblemished beauties of the old gold route, the vegetation that varies between Mata Atlantica (Atlantic Forest) and Cerrado (tropical savanna) and, of course, through the baroque architecture of more than 300 years of history.

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Excellent, but very expensive and take all afternoon if you go and came back. If you can go and came back by cat is better! Greats views!

Reviewed 3 October 2016
David A
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The coolest thing to do in Ouro Preto and Marianna. Ask for the panoramic option, seat on the right side of the train.

Thank annapsi2003
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent, but very expensive and take all afternoon if you go and came back. If you can go and came back by cat is better! Greats views!

Thank David A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

So, i was really excited about the ideia of going by train from Ouro Preto to Mariana, and it was a really nice experience! My only advice is that if you wanna get the best view go on the right hand side of the train. I took the panoramic wagon and don't regret it, but i bought a one-way ticket... More 

7 Thank Laís V
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2014

The ride is somewhat on the expensive side (40 Rs one way and 56Rs round trip, half price for students and seniors). However, it is comfortable and the views are astonishing. You can film most of the 1 hour ride, it is that beautiful. Engineering/construction of the railroad is also very impressive. If you just want to get to Mariana,... More 

4 Thank Alexander K
Stuttgart, Germany
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2013

The train costs at least 40 Rs and takes an hour to get to MAriana. It is not a steam train, it is a usual train. It goes very slow and has a few attractiosn a long the way (nice sights, waterfalls etc.) It is ok, but from the local bus you have laos nice views, and it is much... More 

3 Thank Stefpet
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2013

I was hesitant about taking this train, because it is so expensive. However, they do have a student rate, so if you are a student or senior citizen (and perhaps young child--I don´t know since I don´t have children) you will get a half price discount. It´s still much cheaper to take the city bus but the train is more... More 

2 Thank lucero65
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2013

It was a nice ride through the mountains however the train did not have a steam locomotive when I took it. Mariana was a nice place to spend a few hours.

Thank meandros
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316 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2013

As of time of writing, the Trem da Vale is operating with a diesel while the steam engine is being shopped in Mariana. No reliable word on when the Skoda steamer will be back on the 18 km run from Ouro Preto to Mariana. Nevertheless, it's a great trip and should not be missed if you have an affinity for... More 

1 Thank ajaceman
Itabira, MG
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2012

Although not dramatic the scenery is very nostalgic and I felt like going back in time. The train moves slowly which gives it a romantic feel. Kids love not only the tour itself but also the train station in Mariana where there is a fabulous playground entirely made with iron parts. You can buy the ticket directly at the station,... More 

2 Thank Fbvilela
Oakham, United Kingdom
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294 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2012

The train wends its way through thegorges on the way to Mariana. Scenery is nice but the engineering feat that allowedthis railway to be laid is amazing.

1 Thank quin88

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