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“Go for a Match!”
Review of Maracana

Maracana
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Maracanã Stadium Entrance Ticket with Free Guided Tour Option
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$63.00*
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Maracana Stadium Tour: Behind-the-Scenes Access
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: World's biggest soccer stadium
Reviewed February 17, 2014

My husband & I went to a match on a whim yesterday since our flight didn't leave until 11pm -- what a perfect way to end our vacation! Brazilians are very passionate about football and the roars in the stadium were like being at a playoff game for any sport in the states! They have guides at the stadium who speak English -- they have tags on them that say (I speak English) and can help you when it comes time to buying a ticket! The prices are/were 80 reales, 120 and 250 (we got the 250 since the tickets included an all you can eat buffet with a/c and we didn't know if there would be much selection outside of the stadium food wise and we got there early). The match started at 4pm and we were allowed in at 1:30 and started eating and mingling right away! Usually we would have gone with the cheap seats - but we were hungry and had a 10 hr flight that night! We had a great time! FYI -- the 80 reales tickets you have to pay in cash -- the other two levels you can pay with a credit card.

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Reviewed February 13, 2014

This is now a complete new stadium after three years shut for the renovation. There are guided visits inside and usually very busy!! One can visit all the facilities inside,including the pitch, But the best would be watching a match!! The seats are all new, also for obese and handicapped people.The inclination is very good , allowing the spectators to have a wider view of the match

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Reviewed February 3, 2014

stunning stadium. not a bad seat in the house.Very lucky to go to cup game here. Fans were amazing & very freindly.

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Reviewed January 4, 2014

It's a place where the football or soccer lovers attraction but watch out for demonstrations as this is the place for world cup 2014 too. Check out when there is a game! :)

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Reviewed December 25, 2013

Took a tour recently (Christmas week). We got there about midday on Sunday and tours for the rest of the day had already been filled up, so we bought tickets for Tuesday. I had the opportunity to scalp my tickets outside the stadium on Tuesday, so tours had sold out Tuesday too. Given that it was Christmas week, I can't say if this is typical of any other week or not, but it might prevent disappointment to be prepared to make two trips, one to buy tickets and one for the tour. I don't know if tickets are available online.

The ticket sales booth and entrance to the tour are located at Gate A. We were unable to communicate this to the taxi driver who spoke only Portuguese, so if you are traveling by taxi bear in mind to plan your approach (learn how to say it in Portuguese, or be prepared for a 10-15 minute walk around half the circumference).

Tours start on the hour, and we were told that the 3pm tour was designated as an English tour (as opposed to Spanish and Portuguese tours). It turned out to be a trilingual tour, which was slightly irritating because the majority of Spanish- and Portuguese-speakers in the group began conversing at normal volumes once the tour guide started on his English translation. Especially in the enclosed rooms, it was difficult to hear the tour guide when this happened. Also, there were times when the tour guide mixed languages within sentences, which was not a problem comprehension-wise, but meant that you had to pay attention regardless of the language he was currently speaking.

Even though I know nothing about Brazilian soccer, it was interesting to get to see the inside of the stadium, especially with the outside of it being so dull. The jerseys in the locker room were a great photo opportunity. It was exciting to know that the 2014 World Cup final would be taking place there and there is a small souvenir shop at the end of the tour. The tour takes you through all the different levels from the VIP areas to the field.

Thank Nitpicker011
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