Museu Da Estrada De Ferro Madeira-Mamore, Porto Velho

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The city of Porto Velho was founded around 1907, during the construction of the Madeira-Mamore railroad, and Museu Da Estrada De Ferro Madeira-Mamore commemorates this important time in regional history. The museum offers a look at the rubber boom of the first half of the 20th century, when the city’s expansion and prosperity was directly connected to the building of this important railway system. The museum is situated inside the old train station, and there are still several trains (no longer operational) on the track in front of the building. Visit the site for a valuable lesson in regional history, and a chance to take pictures of historical railway buildings and old wagons. Add Museu Da Estrada De Ferro Madeira-Mamore and other attractions to your Porto Velho trip itinerary using our Porto Velho road trip planning app .
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  • Museum that had the history of the construction of the Madeira Mamoré railroad, known as the Devil's Highway, because your construction claimed the lives of many workers victims of malaria and drudgery. Unfortunately the site has gone in the last flood in Porto Velho and was never recovered much of the collection was lost.
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  • It is sad to see another public assets be dilapidated and abandoned by leaders who don't give a damn about the history and cultural memory of your people. I went there and I must say I was horrified by both neglect and abandonment.
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  • The visit is worth it just for the historical value of the Madeira-Mamoré Railway (and to take some good pictures). However, the site is abandoned and the Museum closed. Sad.
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Where to stay in Porto Velho

As a destination with few tourists, Porto Velho does not feature an overabundance of accommodation options, though you'll find enough of a range to fit most budgets. Avenida 7 de Septiembre has quite a few economy hotels and hostels, where rock-bottom prices sometimes come with dubious quality and cleanliness. Most of the city's more upscale establishments, which range from family-run guesthouses to midsize hotel blocks, lie near one of the town's main thoroughfares, Avenida Governador Jorge Teixeira. Few options exist farther outside town, and you'll likely want access to a car in order to get around efficiently as public transport in the area can be unreliable.
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