Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro

Tour a legendary soccer arena and sit on the Brazilian team bench at Maracanã, once the biggest stadium in the world. Check out the VIP seats, press boxes, workout areas, stands, and locker rooms during a half-day insider's tour guided by a renowned soccer journalist. You'll hear all about Brazil's victories and defeats, and kids can have their free kick game on the field. Call in advance as groups are limited to 13 people. Otherwise, check out the bronze statue of Hilderaldo Bellini outside the stadium, or even better, get a ticket for a local match. Add Maracanã to your Rio de Janeiro travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Rio de Janeiro route maker tool .
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  • I'm not really into football, but I went with my boyfriend to do the guided tour and thanks a lot! The guide speaks three languages, explains right several curiosities, and shows the changing room, toilets and press room. The only annoying thing is that you can't get on the field, just on the edge of one side of the lawn.
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  • One of the biggest experience of my life but only because I have personaly met a legendary ZICO other than that stadium like others... price very high 60 real and to be honest I thought it will be big...  more »
  • Impossible not to see this stadium, there is an air of history and football events. I was expecting better, that is, after the renovation was hoping to find a bit of modernity, instead remained an ancient Stadium, everything in masonry and the fact of not having a fixed team that we play, even a little cold. The tour is cute, they bring you in the field and in the locker room.
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  • After the last reform, it's become a lot more comfortable. Security during concerts and matches is heavily enhanced. Accessibility was improved to the point where seeing attendees in wheelchairs being comfortably treated became common place. Most lines have disappeared now that all sectors support e-ticket (a ticket you buy online and download to your phone, I highly recommend over physical tickets), but not all teams offer them yet. While most security staff won't be able to speak English, the entire place has been adequately "subtitled", so you won't have to. Main drawbacks remain being parking - the stadium is easily accessible via public transportation, which you should prefer -, food/drink prices, and lack of coverage against the rain.
  • It's no longer "o maior do Mundo" (the biggest of the world) but it's still a must for any football lover around the world. Inaugurated days before the 1950's World Cup. The final game of 1950's Cup with over 100,000 spectators is still the record for finals.. The stadium has suffered two remodeling in the last 15 years due to The 2007 Pan-Am Games and 2016 World Cup. The capacity today is 80,000, enough to hold any event. Home of the "seleção canarinho" (how the brazilian national team is known in Brazil). From any place from the field you have a great view of the pitch. The seats are quite comfortable considering European standards. The ticket prices are much more affordable than any European league....
  • Maracana is dead !? NOOOOO Maracana is Party pur !!!! Maracana is the Temple of Football 😍
  • The once illustrious Maracana stadium used to be a symbol of national pride to many of the Brazilian people. It is unfortunate to be seeing the stadium in its current state today. Formerly the biggest stadium in the world, the Maracana was built in 1948 in preparation for the 1950 Soccer World Cup. Since the year 2000, the iconic landmark underwent three pricy renovations. Just months after the conclusion of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, all the work and money seems to be gone in vain. The once colorful chairs that blossomed its interior are missing from its place. To add to that, the once lush soccer field is nothing but brown mud. I, along with many others truly hope that things will change for the good so that the stadium can carry on to fulfill its days of glory.
  • Went to the Vasco V Coritiba game. Surreal experience. Amazing fans!

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