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Rio de Janeiro Sights

Maracanã

  • Sports Venue

Updated 07/15/2013

Fodor's Review

Many fans have witnessed many historic sports moments at this stadium that hosted the 1950 World Cup and was the venue where the soccer star Pelé scored his 1,000th goal. Now seating 78,838 fans after a major makeover in anticipation of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the stadium is officially called Estádio Mário Filho, after a famous journalist, but it's best known as Maracanã, the name of the surrounding neighborhood and a nearby river. The smaller 17,000-seat arena in

the same complex has hosted Madonna, Paul McCartney, and Pope John Paul II. Guided stadium tours are available.

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Sight Information

Address:

Rua Professor Eurico Rabelo, Gate 16, Rio de Janeiro, 20550–013, Brazil

Phone:

021-2568–9962; 021-2569–4916

Sight Details:

  • Match tickets R$30–100

Updated 07/15/2013

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