Rio de Janeiro Sights

Maracanã

  • Sports Venue
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Fans have witnessed many historic sports moments at this stadium that hosted the finals of the 1950 and 2014 FIFA World Cups 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 World Cup, the stadium will host key matches during the 2016 Rio Olympics, and big local games are also held here during the seemingly never-ending Brazilian soccer season. 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. Guided and non-guided stadium tours can be booked on the official website.

Sight Information

Address:

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

Phone:

0800- 062–7222

Website: www.maracana.com

Sight Details:

  • Match tickets R$30–R$100, non-guided tours from R$26, guided tours from R$40

Published 06/18/2015

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