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Sao Januario Stadium

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Address: Gal Almerio de Moura, 131 | Sao Cristóvao, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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08:00 - 19:00
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A great experience. Went With a tour group cost about £35 collected at hotel and left back there. Match ticket ( basic) included. Very very safe and it was a local Derby Vasco... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 April 2016
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vasco games at Sao Januario are the best for atmosphere currently in Rio. Easily accessibly by metro to Triagem and the main stand has the most baeutiful facade of any sports arena.

Thank Ginger_Zidane
Halifax, Canada
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Sao Januário is a must-see experience for football lovers worldwide. The stadium is older, and located within a favela, but the sizeable security and police presence should dissuade any concerns you may have. Washrooms are easily accessible, but alcohol (illegal in most Brazilian stadiums) is only available in the delegate's (VIP) area located across the pitch from the visitor section.... More 

Thank MarkKPeters
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

A great experience. Went With a tour group cost about £35 collected at hotel and left back there. Match ticket ( basic) included. Very very safe and it was a local Derby Vasco v Botafogo. Could move around the ground no problem. Alcohol freely available inside the ground no abuses. Police on the ground made you feel secure. Don't miss... More 

Thank BangorBarney
Rio de Janeiro
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Despite is located in a bad neighborhood this is a must-see point when visiting Rio de Janeiro. It's not only a Football (soccer) Stadium from the begging of the last century, it's a place charged of history!!!!! All the brazilian work legislation was annouced here. The honor tribune is great!!! If you don't know, others football clubs tried to make... More 

Thank Mfsbaiao
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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165 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

The stadium is the home of Vasco, Rio's 2nd largest football team (the 1st id Flamengo) and founded by Portuguese descendants. But the stadium itself is ugly, unwelcoming and not suitable for tourists. Thus, the neighborhood is far from the touristic zone fo the city, difficult to arrive and find, and quite dangerous. To visit a football stadium, choose Maracanã.

Thank Diogo V
Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

There's a big room with trophies, and all the fans can take photos. There's a restaurant, the food is good. But it's too hot inside the room. The sidewalk outside it's terrible, it's broken. And there's a store to buy everything of the club.

Thank mvq2014
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2014 via mobile

It's simple, this is one of the great classic temples of soccer. Spain's, Italy and Argentina's National Teams said so. All negative reviews have a reason: the're writen by soccer adversaries of Vasco da Gama, simply because they don't have a stadium of they're own. Pure jellousy. São Januário is great, classic, the best place to be if you want... More 

Thank Vitor R
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2014

Sao Januario and an historic place, this wonderful stadium belongs to Club De Regatas Vasco Da Gama. This club was one of the first to use black players and disadvantaged people, cauldron known among fans is situated in north Rio. This stadium was built in 10 months with money from fans. Vasco and the only club with carioca own stadium... More 

Thank R0by1979
Rio das Ostras, RJ
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

The only Carioca soccer team with a stadium. A place to have fun with family and friends. The history of Vasco da Gama are rich and glorious. There are good restaurants around and in the stadium, nice soccer's funs shopping. A must to go in Rio.

Thank CFormiga
Rio de Janeiro
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76 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013

The only soccer club in Rio that has its own stadium, big enough for a first division soccer match. The look from outside is not the best but inside it is nice and neat!!! It holds around 20.000 but it will be renovated and enlarged for the olympics

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