Porto Velho celebrated its 2nd year as a city in October, 2014, after its people struggled 100 years to build it. The city emerged from the premises of Madeira-Mamor railway. Thanks to the many economic cycles (exploitation of rubber, cassiterite and gold), the municipality was consolidated, and welcoming immigrants to make up its population.
The history of Rondondia would be difficult to explain without mentioning the railroad. These worked with steam locomotives, which needed water; for this reason, there are various water deposits running all along the old railway line. In the municipalities of Porto Velho and Guajara-Mirim, you can still find some of the old locomotives, although they stopped working decades ago. Access is completely free.
The Madeira River is more than 6,000 kilometers in length, and is one of the main tributaries of the Amazon river, besides being one of the 20 longest rivers in the world, and one of the 10 mightiest. There is a stretch of the river that passes through the capital of Rondonia, and at this point we can enjoy the view of the city of Porto Velho, to appreciate the intense flow of this river, its spaciousness, and it almost always has a dark brown tone from the amount of sediments transported.
Are you searching for inspiration for things to do in Porto Velho? Well, on Minube you can browse all the monuments, Porto Velho attractions, and stuff to do in Porto Vleho all in one place. You can start your exploration of things to see in Porto Velho with the International Presepio da Igreja de Sao Tiago Museum, or Mirantes, places to visit in Porto Velho from which you can capture great photographs of the stunning city.
To continue your route of attractions in Porto Velho, go to the Cultural Market, Estrada De Ferro Madeira Mamore, or the Ivan Marrocos House of Culture, all of which have great historical value. There are also many museums to see in Porto Velho like the Museu Internacional do Presepio, International Presepio da Igreja de Sao Tiago Museum, Rondonia State Geological Museum, and the Museum of the State of Rondonia, among many others. If you are passionate about art and you like museums, you could devote a whole day to the different museums.
On Minube you'll find loads of other ideas for what to do in Porto Velho proposed by travelers who have already been there and wish to share their experiences. We recommend you take a look to through the suggested Porto Velho activities before traveling to the city. Book today and get ready to immerse yourself in this Brazilian city and all of its charm.