Rio de Janeiro is the pride and joy of Brazil and enjoys a coveted spot being the most in-demand tourist destination for local and international travellers. There is plenty to see and do, no matter your interests. You can enjoy the beaches, take a trip to Christ - The Redeemer statue or even get a chance to explore your hobbies. For all you football fanatics, a guided tour around the Maracana Stadium is sure to make your trip worth it!
Owned by the State Government of Rio, the Maracana Stadium also known as Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho is a stadium in Rio that has hosted plenty of football matches. Opened in 1950 for the FIFA World Cup, the Maracana Stadium is the largest one in Brazil, seating nearly 78,838 spectators. Undergoing renovations, the stadium has also hosted the 2016 Olympics and is known all over the country.
There are plenty of tours available for football enthusiasts visiting the city. Private or general guided tours for the duration ranging from 1.5hrs up to nearly 3 hrs. Nicknamed by the locals as a soccer monument, the tour for the stadium begins with a pickup. A history and information about world-known players like Pele, Garrincha and Zico is given and then you are taken into the Maracana museum which is backstage where the dressing rooms, stadium lawns and warming rooms are.
Brazil has an interesting football history filled with popular players. Learning about their life and career through this tour, all while visiting the pitch where famous matches have been played is surely a memory to last for a lifetime! Get your team souvenirs and get supporting your team as you click pictures for the album!
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