Insider's Guide to Rio de Janeiro

Major attractions, tips and our top things to see and do.

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  • Address: Rua Professor Eurico Rabelo
  • Hours: Museum open daily 9am - 5pm, except on game days
  • Admission: Museum: R$3
The gigantic Maracanã Stadium was built to open the 1950 World Cup and holds the record for the largest attendance at a World Cup Final thanks to the 199,854 paying spectators who crammed into the stadium.

If you’re after the intense Brazilian football experience complete with the drums, flares, and chanting, then get to a game; Rio's four main football teams all play here. Otherwise, the sports museum inside the stadium offers a calmer experience with photographs, cups and Pele's famous No. 10 jersey (enter at Gate 18).

Its official name is Mário Filho Stadium, but the arena is called Maracanã after the small river that runs alongside it. In the 1990s, the site was modified to become an all-seated stadium and now holds under 100,000 people.

Practical Info

The metro will take you to Estacio Maracanã where it is only a short walk to the stadium. At night a taxi might be a safer option.

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Small-Group Maracanã Stadium Tour: Behind-the-Scenes Access

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Imagine Pele’s 1,000th goal where it actually happened — at Maracanã Stadium. During this 4-hour small-group tour of the iconic soccer temple, revel ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $61.99

Maracana Stadium Tour: Behind-the-Scenes Access

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Whether you call the sport soccer or futebol, make your pilgrimage to Maracanã Stadium, hallowed ground for the game. On this 3.5-hour guided tour, ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $41.99

Rio de Janeiro Soccer Match

If you love football, you won't want to miss the chance to see a soccer match in Rio de Janeiro! Come watch one of Brazil's passions and watch the best teams ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $104.99

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