Sambodromo da Marques de Sapucai, Rio de Janeiro

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  • I was there during the carnival final. It is fantastic. The place has a very good energy. And is safe enough for Rio standards.  more »
  • I had one of the best nights of my life in the Sambadrome on the 3rd night of carnival. We were seated in section 10 which is apparently quite close to the judges and so the schools usually perform th...  more »
  • We made it! Went to the Samba Parade in a heart of Rio! Didn't book a tickets in advance, but got very lucky to buy it on the street from locals. Sector 5 The atmosphere is just festive! It's very imp...  more »
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  • One of the best and most authentic experiences of the Brazilian culture. You MUST see the Sambadrome/Samba school performance during Carnival. It's about a six hour event - long, but enchanting. I was surprised to learn it starts around 9pm and goes through the morning until about 4 or 5am. Prepare for a late but well worth it evening. This venue is not easy to get in or out of, so prepare for extra time. We heard its ass-to-ass bleacher seating, so we spent a few hundred dollars for a VIP experience that included suite seating, unlimited food/drink and vendor experiences (we got our hair/make up done). Well worth it.
  • This is one of the world's largest stadiums holding 70000 spectators. During Carnival, it is transformed into a magical intense parade route. Thousands of samba school dancers parade down the middle of this stadium in waves of dancers and spectacular floats during the two nights of Carnival. This is a must on anyones bucket list. To experience Carnival in Rio at the Sambadrome is amazing!
  • This was one of the most spectacular performances I have seen. Get there early because seats fill up fast. We were there from 6:30pm to 6:30am. Non stop Samba dancing for 12 hours. By the end you will be tired, but very pleased
  • We bought some tickets for Monday Carnival. It is a great place to see the parade of the different city schools showing their fantasies. Great atmosphere and much better experience than expected. I recommend to go there during presentations if you have the opportunity.
  • “biggest carnaval in the world” so excited to be here during carnaval, nobody ,no video , no photo can describe how it feels to be in the sambodrome ,you gotta experience it by yourself