The opening ceremony and the finals of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro could not take place in any location other than the Maracanã Stadium.
The football stadium which was stage of the Football World Championship 1950, the place where the thousandth Goal of the great Pele was shot, and also hosted the opening and final matches of the Pan-American - and the World Championships of 2014.
The football stadium is situated in the North Zone of the city, and is named after the district where it is located at – Maracanã.
The opening of the Olympic Games will be held on the 5th of Augstust 2016 and the Final Games will be on 21 August 2016th.
If you are in the city during the period of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, this is the ideal place – especially as the stadium is being modernized for the Games.
If your stay in Rio de Janeiro does not coincide with game days, but you still want to know this place rich in sports history, you can make a guided tour through the stadium.
Business Hours: 9:00 to 17:00 (not on game days)
Entrance: R$ 40 / R $ 20 (Half fare)
Tickets for the stadium tour are sold at the ticket office outside (open between 08:30 to 17:00).
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