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Maracanã Stadium

Soccer at Maracana Stadium

Courtesy of Rio CVB

This is a must-see for soccer loyalists.

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Maracanã Stadium

Rua Profesor Eurico Rabelo, Maracanã


Hours:  Game times vary. Check the website for more information.

Price:  Prices vary by event.

Type:  Monuments & Historic Sites, Sports

Built for the fourth World Cup and slated for the 2014 World Cup final, this is a must-see for soccer loyalists. Each game attracts 80,000 spirited Brazilians who file into the stadium ready to sing, dance and cheer on their team. All the big names of world soccer—Pelé, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Carlos Alberto, Cafu, Roberto Carlos, Zico, et al—have played here. It hosted the dramatic 1950 World Cup final where Uruguay stole the world championship from hosts Brazil in one of the most incredible matches in soccer history. Popularly known as the Maracanã, this arena is one of the largest stadiums in the world. Besides soccer matches, the stadium also holds music concerts and has hosted performances by Tina Turner and Paul McCartney, among others. Guided tours of the stadium are available and include a visit to the changing rooms, views of the pitch from the stands and the chance to stand in the bronzed footprints of Pelé.
Maracanã Stadium
Rua Profesor Eurico Rabelo, Maracanã
Rio de Janeiro

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