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Maracana Estadio Jornalista Mario Filho

Rua Professor Eurico Rabelo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Ranked #20 of 469 attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Specialty Museums
Description: world's biggest Soccer stadium
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you love sports, specially soccer, is a MUST SEE! See where Zico, Pelé and Ronaldo usually play! Unfortunately, they changed the stadium so much, that the history behind the place itself is starting to dissapear. You should visit it before it dissapears for complete!

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Thanks to our local guide, a Fluminese fan, we were encouraged to visit. Although a follower of the oval rather than round ball, this was a tremendous experience and no doubt on my next visit to Rio I'll get to watch a game there, which I'm sure will be an incredible experience knowing the passion the Cariocas have for the... More

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Lima, Peru
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I finally got to go on a tour of this amazing stadium on my 3rd visit to Rio and it was incredible to see it in person. There are tour guides available, but ended up renting audio guides and that's how we toured the place. The staff was very nice and would always point you in the right direction. There... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This was surely the highlight of our family trip to Rio. We caught a local soccer game and know for a fact that nobody lives and breathes soccer like the brazilians. If we ever went to Rio for only 1 day, there better be a soccer game at Maracana!

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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88 reviews 88 reviews
46 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Opened in 1950, this football stadium is a shrine for football lovers. The stadium is huge with a seating capacity of almost 80 thousand people. Unfortunately, we were unable to book a stadium tour when we got there and visitors were not allowed in without a tour. However, walking around the stadium and peeking in was a great experience in... More

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

A really good two hour tour (30 BRL/£7.50) with an informative, interactive and funny guide. Its best to check what time to go as there are english tours roughly every other hour. Or you can walk around yourself using an audioguide (same price). The stadium looks really nice since its renovation. The tour allows you to visit the stands, VIP... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I went to a Flamengo game here and the stadium is beautiful and there were a ton of employees outside available to help. You know who they are because they were wearing red baseball hats. Some of them speak English too, which is nice. I had assigned seats, but it seemed like you can sit anywhere in a close section,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We visited the Maracana with our private tour guide ( Marcio Guedes) in the morning when it was relatively quiet. We were a group of 6 about half of which were serious football enthusiasts. However I would recommend this tour for anyone especially now in the run up to the world cup. Plenty of great photo opportunities and will certainly... More

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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Kind of disappointed that I was not able to get some tickets for the WC in Rio. This stadium is so nice. I have seen some games here before the renovation, but it looks absolutely great. The cost of going to a game now a days is extremely expensive compared to what it was in the past. I wish they... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The stadium has undergone a major renovation as the city and the country prepare for the world soccer championships. Took in a game between Flamengo and Botafogo, two of the local teams. Sunday evening game, very pleasant. The stadium has a capacity for 80,000 but very comfortable. There are accessable concession stand with alcohol free beverages, hot dogs and other... More

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