Rua Professor Eurico Rabelo, portão 18,
Rio de Janeiro

The Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro is a recommended tourist attraction, not only for football fans but for any traveller. It is a temple for football lovers and today it is the eighth largest stadium in the world.

The official name of the stadium is Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho but it is more commonly known as Maracanã. It was opened in 1950 to host the World Cup.

Even if you do not have the opportunity to watch a football match during your visit to the city, you should take advantage of the guided tours of the stadium. This includes stepping on the football field, seeing the Hall of Fame and the football museum.

Many famous football idols such as Eusébio and Ronaldo have set foot on this pitch, and it has also been used for concerts by Frank Sinatra and Queen, not to mention the Pan-American Games in 2007.

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