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Sambadrome (Sambadrome Marques de Sapucaí) Tours

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Sambadrome (Sambadrome Marques de Sapucaí)
Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome (Sambadrome Marques de Sapucaí)—also known as Sambodromo or Passarela do Samba Darcy Ribeiro—was designed and built by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in 1984. Established to host the city’s enormous Carnival celebration every year, the stadium features a 2,300-foot (700-meter) runway and seats 90,000 spectators.

The Basics
During Rio Carnival, Brazil's largest Carnival celebration, Samba schools parade through the center of the Sambadrome, with dancers performing their samba parade to impress the crowd with music, dancing, and floats. Seven teams compete each night in a concert that lasts more than 10 hours, and Carnival performance tickets are highly coveted. During the rest of the year, the Sambadrome hosts the occasional music concert. When not in use, the facility hosts Sambadrome tours that also visit a small museum (located on Rua Marques de Sapucai) that showcases its history and exhibits some costumes.

The Sambadrome is a must-see stop on comprehensive Rio de Janeiro tours. A stop at the stadium, along with entrance to the museum, is often combined with visits to other Rio landmarks, such as Copacabana Beach, the Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, and the Rio Botanical Gardens (Jardim Botanico).

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Sambadrome is accessible to the disabled and those in wheelchairs.
  • Age limits for children depend on the event taking place; kids under 5 are not allowed to attend Carnival.
  • The museum is the most interesting part of a visit during the offseason; visitors can also find a souvenir shop for some take-home goodies.

How to Get There
Taking the metro to the Praca Onze stop and then walking along Rue Julio do Carmo is the simplest way to reach the Sambadrome. Most Sambadrome tours provide round-trip transportation from downtown Rio de Janeiro.

When to Get There
Carnival is held every year in the middle of February—this is the best (and most popular) time to see the Sambadrome in action. Leading up to the actual parade days, the samba schools practice their routines during rehearsals that are free and open to the public.

Things to Know About Rio Carnival
Sambadrome Carnival ticket options range from air-conditioned boxes to concrete seating. Carnival events can last up to 12 hours, so attendees can bring a limited amount of food and drink, as well as photo and video devices. Walking freely through the stadium is permitted, although re-entry is not. With a huge police presence and private bodyguards celebrity visitors, Rio de Janeiro Carnival is reputed to be one of the safest events in South America.
Address: Rua Marquês de Sapucaí, Rio de Janiero, Brazil
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Christ the Redeemer and City Tour

Visit the Christ the Redeemer, one of the Wonders of the World, and enjoy a walk through the most important places in the city
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Full City Tour Rio de Janeiro

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We offer excellent service, our guide are very attentive, very tasty lunch and quality transportation, and exclusive service in Barra da Tijuca
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A Day in Rio de Janeiro

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Christ the Redeemer + City Tour

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With one of the most breathtaking landscapes on the planet, the city of Rio de Janeiro is totally worthy of the title of "Wonderful City". With a unique geography, the city is surrounded by natural beauty, which enchants everyone who knows it. The city manages to integrate in perfect harmony its Tijuca forest with its beautiful beaches and lagoons. Its welcoming and life-friendly people provide an even more pleasant experience and make Rio de Janeiro one of the most sought after destinations in the world. The tour includes a visit to the following tourist spots in the city: Tijuca Forest (Christ the Redeemer Trail) Christ the Redeemer Maracanã (External Visit) Sambadrome Metropolitan Cathedral Selarón Staircase Tickets Included: Cristo Redentor Approximate duration: 4 Hours Boarding Time: 7:45 am to 9:30 am Boarding place: South and Central Zone Hotels (consult) Type of transport: Van Frequency: Daily
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Corcovado by train, Sta.Teresa tram, Salerón Staircase, Maracanã and Sambadrome

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Half Day in Rio Christ by Train, Maracanã, Sambadrome, Cathedral & Selarón Steps

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Combine visits to Rio de Janeiro's top landmarks and highlights on a single full-day tour. Stops include the Sambadromo, the Christ the Redeemer Statue, the Tijuca Rainforest, and others. Buffet lunch and round-trip hotel or port transportation included.
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Full Day Rio de Janeiro Tour

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Embark on a comprehensive tour of Rio de Janeiro's top attractions and landmarks in one day. During this 9-hour tour, follow your guide to Christ the Redeemer Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Sambadromo, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and other highlights. All entrance fees, lunch, and round-trip transportation from South Zone hotels are included.
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Private customized Tour of Rio de Janeiro

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Rio's Full Day: Christ, Sugarloaf, Maracana, Selarón & Cathedral (Shared Group)

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A Day in the Wonders of Rio - All Inclusive - Rio de Janeiro by Pepe Rio Tours

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Christ Redeemer Skip the Line By Train, Maracanã with Lunch and Sugar Loaf

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City Tour - Rio de Janeiro

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City Tour - Rio de Janeiro

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City Tour in the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro, visiting the main sights of the city. Vehicle with capacity for up to 6 passengers. Wifi and water on board. Driver certified by the supervisory bodies of the city of Rio de Janeiro.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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