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Address: Rua Marques de Sapucai, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: +55(21)2976-7310
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2016 Carnival

Just got back from the Sunday night / Monday morning Samba School parades at the Sambodromo. Fabulous stadium with excellent organisation. Parades are like nothing else on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
EmmaMontenegro
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First time here ... Absolutely Amazing .. I paid 500 rais to get a seat on the sector 2 and was fantastic . If you come to Rio u should go to Sambodromo trust me.

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Thank GioMace
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Carnaval at the Sambadrome is ridiculous. It is such an incredible event that i don't mind paying upwards between $1000 to $2000 per ticket to get some of the beat seats in the house. I have now been here twice, and it is worth every penny as it is one of the few events around the world that will burn... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful atmosphere, magic impacts, good organization, going to the sambodromo during Carnival and watching the parade of samba schools is an extraordinary experience one must have at least once in a lifetime.

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Thank luizfac
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went last night, ordered our tickets 6 months ago, it was quite an adventure. Had 2 grandsons (8 & 12) with us, they were bored with the long wait before the first Samba group ( got there at 1930 and the first parade started at 2100). The music, singing and shouting was at max volume. The floats were huge,colorful and... More 

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Newport Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just got back from the Sunday night / Monday morning Samba School parades at the Sambodromo. Fabulous stadium with excellent organisation. Parades are like nothing else on earth - go for the experience, even if samba isn't really your thing. The amount of work that goes into preparing the costumes and floats is unbelievable. Quite a spectacle. Prices for admission... More 

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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I could have never imagined it was going to be like that...its an amazing thing, lasts long hours and they are completely worth it. We went to sector 9 and its perfect to get there by metro...pick the second (and last date) and mingle with the locals! its really incredible! you'll only believe it if you see it Went there... More 

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Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Carnival is in February each year, but what we didnt know is over the weekends during the last few weeks of December, and all of January the various Samba schools is Rio are given a chance to practice at the Sambodromo. They obviously are not in full costume, but they do make a massive effort and there are thousands of... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

We just drove by the sambodromo during the guided tour. It is not really worth a visit, unless there is some event taking place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

While in Rio our tour took us to the Sambodromo. It is a worthwhile stop off as it gives you an insite to the great and wonderful Rio Carnaval that takes place in Feb every year. There is a curio shop and a place where you can try on some costumes. Take some pictures and have fun.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We drove by the Sambodromo as part of our tour, but its still not the same without the people and the festivities. Its cool to see and imagine you are there but you cant stop there and even if you did there would be nothing to do. At least I can say I saw it.

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