The Serra Verde Express is Brazil's most famous railway and connects the town of Curitiba with the coastal harbour of Paranaguá, travelling through the Serra do Mar mountains. It was constructed between 1880 and 1885 by Belgian engineers and European immigrants and is a masterpiece of railway design. The tracks descend almost 1,000 metres en route, traversing a landscape of high cliffs, plunging waterfalls and dense Atlantic rainforest to reach sea level, making for a spectacular journey. There are two types of train on the route - regular and the more expensive tourist train.
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