Sambódromo da Marquês de Sapucaí

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Sambódromo da Marquês de Sapucaí

Sambódromo da Marquês de Sapucaí
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Address
Neighbourhood: Zona Central (Central Region)
How to get there
  • Praça Onze • 5 min walk
  • Central • 10 min walk
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada7,534 contributions
Carnaval - WOW!
Feb 2020
Attending Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is a once in a lifetime experience for sure. We booked box seats in the Sambodromo through Holland America. We only saw 3 Samba parades on the Friday night but the experience. It's difficult to tell in words or to show in a photograph the experience of being with 90,000 of your new close friends all joined in celebration. It's the spectacle, yes, but also the music, the dance, the whole environment. WOW!
The day after Carnival ends, the planning starts for the next year. Each school comes up with a theme, original songs are written and the show is choreographed floats designed and built, etc. All is done in great secrecy. The costumes are not distributed until two weeks before the competition.
Written 8 May 2020
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Boldfish
Apex, NC305 contributions
Once in a lifetime
Mar 2020 • Couples
This was a once in a lifetime show. The samba schools are awesome and each is about seventy minutes long. We had no problems with violence or aggression.
Written 10 March 2020
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Matt
Kelowna, Canada528 contributions
Carnaval!
Feb 2020 • Friends
No trip to Rio is complete without attending Carnaval! We booked a private section through Camarote. It included food, drinks, live music and excellent viewing of the parade.

It was an amazing time. We stayed until 5am but I believe it continued until 6am. This is an experience I will never forget.
Written 27 February 2020
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SIBARITA0305
Santiago, Chile622 contributions
Famous place of Rio Carnival
Jan 2020 • Couples
Our tour took us to this famous place where the Squadras do Samba make their dancing parade during Carnaval do Río. We could imagine the excitement here during Carnaval.
Written 2 January 2020
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anke_kleefeld
Nuernberg159 contributions
Interesting
Oct 2019
During a guided tour I visited the sambódromo. It wasn't carnival - thank good I hate it - so the tribune was deserted. A long road with tribunes for spectators on both sides made with concrete. I think the dance of the samba schools there must be very impressive though. At the sambódromo you can see original costumes that you can rent for some minutes. And you can see a samba dancer in costume there, too. With or without carnival, the sambódromo is worth a visit.
Written 22 December 2019
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia24,853 contributions
A Fairly Drab Place Without The Carnival
Nov 2019
The Sambodrome is 700 meters of stands and seats designed for the Carnival and used for other entainment and frnkly outside of these times it is fairly drab and not very interesting.Apparently is was also designed to inluide numerous class rooms below the seating.
Written 17 November 2019
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Alex G
Lightwater, UK53 contributions
Interesting for a brief visit when the carnival is not on
Sep 2019 • Family
You've seen it in TV, now stand in the parade area to get a feel for it. You can even pay a few Reals to dress up in samba outfits for photos. Our kids loved it!
Written 2 September 2019
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Alesch2014
Jundiai, SP83 contributions
You can visit, but you will not get the feeling of the parade
Jan 2019
We went in the tour " a day in Rio"... well, you can take a photo with a mulata ( paying some reais) and get souvenirs. The place is full of small vans of tourists, so you do not see much. Difficult to make the correspondence with the exhibition we see in TV. For us was ok as it was part of a larger tour
Written 7 August 2019
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Ann B
Kyrenia N.Cyprus314 contributions
Best 10Brs bit of fun ever!
Jun 2019 • Friends
Having been driven past here by our driver on our first day in Rio we were surprised when our professional guide Nenad took us here on the second day. Oh wow when he turned in and indicated the little shop where we could 'hire' original costumes from this years carnival to put on and prance around in - just great . Not exactly elegant like the carnival dancers but the best bit of fun for all of 2GBP ever!
Written 8 July 2019
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Shirley A
1 contribution
Sambódromo Paradise Carioca
Dec 2018 • Solo
The Sambadrome of the Marquês de Sapucaí, also known as Sambódromo of Rio de Janeiro and officially named the catwalk Professor Darcy Ribeiro is located at Avenida Marquês de Sapucaí, in the central part of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The predominant climate in the region is tropical altitude with a few warm, rainy summers and cold and dry winters. The Sambódromo was inaugurated in 1984, the scene of the most popular Brazilian festival, the parade of samba schools in Rio of January. January, which is held annually during the carnival holiday.
Incredible and gigantic place with capacity for 75,518 spectators. I had a chance to meet him in the summer of 2018, along with my mother and my aunt. We went to the rehearsal of samba schools and had the privilege of attending the rehearsals of Mangueira, which is my favorite samba school. There you can watch what is open to the public and can see up close the famous people who participate, but in the parades, during the carnival, it is necessary to buy tickets, because the parade is restricted. Although it is a wonderful place and with safety, you should be aware that there are many people in the place, and on the outside some take advantage to commit robberies.
I recommend everyone to visit the Sambódromo, if you want to enjoy Rio's samba and the local people, they are very receptive, not to mention the exuberant beauty that the place has.
Written 25 May 2019
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