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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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Must see during a Rio trip

I have been here alone during the Carnivale and great to visit the place and imagine the event - we also saw preparations for a weekend event that was going to take place

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I have been here alone during the Carnivale and great to visit the place and imagine the event - we also saw preparations for a weekend event that was going to take place

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Our tour bus stopped for a few minutes by the side of the Sambodromo, and the tour guide went to great length to explain how the Carnival parade takes place. It must be a very exciting time for her and others in Rio.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We took a day trip exploring the highlights of Rio and was whizzed past here. It looked completely barren and grey during the day unlike a few nights before when colour, music and dancing was central to the experience. Well worth seeing Carnaval but wouldn't make an effort to see this place otherwise.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

A must do - visit the Sambodromo in Rio where the Carnivale takes place - a grandstand fringed theatre that is about 600 metres long. Obviously far more colour in February when it is on, but visit anytime, dress up in the Carnivale outfits and pretend you are there! A great experience.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I was not there during the carnaval time. I passed by the building and didn't find it interesting and far away from interesting sites.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

First the positives....insert incredible/ly in front of the following...colorful, vibrant, friendly, spectacular, amazing, mind blowing. DON'T buy the cheapest tickets, ie back of Section 12, make sure you get a seat, not the bleachers, try not to use the bathrooms, bit hard because the parade can go all night! Then there are the transport/ transfers, we took the subway and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I bought the tickets two weeks in advance with the help of the hotel I was staying at, the JW Marriott. We bought tickets for the Frisas or front box seats in sector 6A. In my opinion these are the best seats, even better than the VIP, because you have closest spot to the parade. At this location you are... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

It is such a shame that this is one of the most spectacular parades in the world with stunning colors and happiness, but terribly disorganized and structured. The parade is gorgeous and full of creativity, beautiful cars loaded with happy Brazilians dressed with fancy designed costumes, dancing and showing our culture, but...soooooo sad surroundings! I am Brazilian and I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

If you ever get the chance to go to Carnival in Rio De Janeiro, go!!!! This year we Christened it Rio de Janei- five -0 as i celebrated my 50th birthday at carnival itself which was fantastic and it was only the first day of the event! I would recommend going to one of the later events in the carnival... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We had great fun at the Carnaval parade. Getting to the Sambodromo (especially the even side of the stadium) was quite an event in itself. We paid for shuttle transportation; but between the heavy rain (on Sunday) and the minimal street access (it looks like only the small shuttle buses can make it through the tight streets to get to... More 

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Address: Rua Marques de Sapucai, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: +55(21)2976-7310
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro

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