One of Rios most important icons, the Maracan stadium will host all major soccer matches during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.Discover the heart of Brazils sport culture by diving headfirst into the famous Macaraa!
Maracan has already been the scenery of the most important Brazilian soccer classic and earned historical moments of the international soccer. Monumental facts, like the thousandth goal of king Pel, in 1969, also happened in the grass of the soccer Brazilian temple.
Inaugurated in July 16th , in 1950, has already received the World cup games of that year and some matches of the World championship 2014. Also hosted the Confederations cup of 2013, opening and closing ceremonies of the pan American games of 2007 and the Olympic and Paralympic Games, in 2016, Besides the sport competitions, Maracan has already been a stage for important events, like Madonna, Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Tina Turner shows and camp mass, of the Pope Joo Paulo II, in 1980 and 1997.
Maracan had a big reform and had the total capacity to 78,838 supporters. The new Maracan has been modernized and today fills international security items, logistic and sustainability. The use of solar energy and rainwater collection, reused in the 292 bathrooms and 4 dressing rooms, are important measures of economy and responsibility. More 360 security cameras keep the surveillance permanent of the stadium, that received two new ramps of access, besides the traditional Bellini and UERJ, beyond 12 escalators and more elevators, today, the total number is 17 of it.
You will have the opportunity to experience the craze that is soccer in Rio de Janeiro where you will discover the sport through this tour in the Macaraa which will have you thrown into the heart of the soccer culture in Rio de Janeiro. Your guide will take you to the Macaraa where you will immerse yourself into the soccer culture of Brazil.
The Maracan Tour takes the audience behind the scenes of the most famous stadium in the world. Visitors are aware of the permanent exhibition that brings together important pieces of Brazilian football history, such as Garrinchas uniform at the 1962 World Cup, as well as the footmarks of idols such as Roberto Dinamite and Pel. The press room and the iconic lawn are also part of the tour, which can be accompanied by bilingual guides or individually made. The tour features news such as pieces provided by Zico that promise to be a success among fans and enthusiasts of Flamengo, including the 1981 world champion track and the shirt used by Galinho in the 1979 team triumph.
* On game days the last tour will leave 3 hours before the gates open.