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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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Worth visiting during carnival!

Outside of carnival this is just a big street with seating ;) If you are in Rio during carnival try to catch one of the parades!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2016
Maracaibo, Venezuela
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While it may be good reconnaissance to know exactly where the Carnival will take place for a future trip, it is otherwise an uninteresting and unattractive concrete structure in the middle of downtown Rio. Especially if your time is limited, don't bother.

Thank Janbirk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

If you think will be crowed and can't move, you are wrong. Its very well organized, has good facilities, different places to eat. Book your ticket and transportation in advance. 15 blocks around here are blocked during the carnival. Only authorized transportation can access.

Thank Javier M
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Caveat: this review is indeed for the carnaval not actually for the sambadrome. Sambadrome is a massive concrete structure. Sort of like a stadium but a strip with seats on the side instead of oval-shaped. I came here during carnaval in one of the two main days(February 8th, 2016). I was in sector 10th. It is pretty easy to get... More 

Thank Frank G
Maracaibo, Venezuela
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Outside of carnival this is just a big street with seating ;) If you are in Rio during carnival try to catch one of the parades!

Thank evyboo
Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

The greatest show on earth!! Booked through carnival bookers.com and the whole process was hassle free. Great updates and information from the company making things very easy. We paid for the return shuttle service which in hindsight was a great move as the area around the samba drome didn't feel too safe. Would not want to be roaming around searching... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

If you happen to go at the time Brazilian carnival is being held I suppose it will be great, but, in other days it is just some grades on a street. The worst thing is that the neighborhood seems quite dangerous and we didn't even stop the car to get down and take a picture.

Thank Bruno I
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

If you are in Rio for Carnival, you must go to the Sambodromo on either the Sunday or Monday night, it is AMAZING.

Thank jazemaster
Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Although I was not there during official carnival period, but during i Congress, they organized for us a small Carnival Parade!! It was ok!! It looks much more impressive on tv!!

Thank Helenipol
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Wow. And that’s not an understatement. Where else can you go to watch nearly 10 hours of insane parade, the most vibrant costumes, hundreds upon thousands of highly costumed people dancing and singing and playing instruments like mad over nearly a kilometre stretch. The parades go over many days, but I chose Monday night which is supposed to the the... More 

Thank Suzi M
Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

I think the place must be pretty dead in other times that is not carnaval, as it is specifically design for it. So the best is going on carnaval times. The Sambodromo is espectacular, an experience more than a place and you will never regret going there to see all the shows and even participate in it, yeah you read... More 

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