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Sambodromo da Marques de Sapucai

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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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Terrible structure and surrounds for the high price but spectacular parade!

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I visited the Sambadrome on Carnival Sunday to watch the main parade. My tickets were in the Sector 9 grandstand (concrete bleachers) which I was pleasantly surprised with. This was one of the cheaper-midrange sectors, but the block is right opposite the judges (sector 8) so the floats always paused right where we were sat, and we could see the... More 

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Prangins, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We saw the parade on sunday 15 feb. 2015. We were in sector 7 front seats. We payed quiet a lot for this but i would do it again. Do not use transfert as tegular taxi charge less. (75reales from copa.) Sector 7 is good but i belive 6 is even better as right in front of jury(double check). If... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We spend £100+ each on tickets for the worst sector which is sector 12 you can't see a thing from this sector. It didn't help that it was heavily raining which meat our transfer was over 50 minutes late so with traffic we didn't arrive until 10.10pm there were no seats and nowhere to stand expect the walk way where... More 

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Pacific Pines, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We visited this place in January and already saw an army of workers getting ready for Carnival celebrations. There is a little museum and a shop where for 7 Reais (a couple of dollars) we hired costumes for that special photo.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

If you go during Carnival ,whatever you think it will be ,its 10 times better,Must do!! take part in the parades buy a costume in advance .this way you get to experience the whole deal,there is so much energy that you cannot help be caught up in itWe.went back two nights later just to watch so we saw both sides... More 

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Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I wouldn't have made a special effort to come. If not during carnaval, this place is pretty desert. not reccomend.

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Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We were taken here as part of a sight seeing tour. I wouldn't have made a special effort to come. Yes, it's nice seeing where the main event takes place, but it's a pretty desolate affair when it's empty.

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