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Sambodromo da Marques de Sapucai

Rua Marques de Sapucai, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22640-100, Brazil
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“samba school” (11 reviews)
“great seats” (3 reviews)
Rua Marques de Sapucai, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22640-100, Brazil
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is worth popping in to see the site of the famous Carnival. It isn't a particularly prepossessing building but a place to imagine the event for 5 minutes before moving on.

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Carnival and soccer. You must see this venue and how it was built to accompany such a crowd. The history and preparation time every year for the Carnival is amazing. Definitely a must while in RIO to absorb the culture.

Thank Traveler_DD11
Reviewed 28 May 2017

I was there during the carnival final. It is fantastic. The place has a very good energy. And is safe enough for Rio standards.

Thank Cristian L
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I had one of the best nights of my life in the Sambadrome on the 3rd night of carnival. We were seated in section 10 which is apparently quite close to the judges and so the schools usually perform their "surprise" events around here and...More

Thank Maxine M
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We made it! Went to the Samba Parade in a heart of Rio! Didn't book a tickets in advance, but got very lucky to buy it on the street from locals. Sector 5👌 The atmosphere is just festive! It's very impressive how the all country...More

Thank victoriabR6368IO
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The Carnival parade is unbelievable. Words can never describe what you will experience at the Sambadrome! It is a truly a special event, and it is absolutely imperative you buy tickets on one of the top two nights if you are in Rio during Carnival....More

Thank JulesReviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Please make sure you get tickets to the Sambodrome and get them in advance for great seats! The most beautiful show in the world! Pictures and videos are nothing. You need to be here! We sat in sector 9 which was perfect! Great view. You...More

Thank Preshie143
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Samba Parade We bought expensive “box” tickets and were close to the action and sometimes were brushed by feathers or costumes of the performers. We were at the front of section 2, where the judging commences. We went to the first day of the finals...More

Thank croftonMelbourne
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This symbolic place in town in fact loose all of interest if you visit out of the period of Carnival. I was there just the week before and could assist at night time to a parade rehearsal, funny and weird at the same time. Th...More

Thank nonlodico
Reviewed 22 February 2017

A visit to the carnival stadium was included as part of a city tour and it is great to see where part of the carnival is held. Worth a short photo stop.

Thank mikesierra
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Barbara R
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Response from nonlodico | Reviewed this property |
You can find the program and book your tickets on the official website riocarnaval.org2018. Enjoy!
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Response from Francesco P | Reviewed this property |
Hello, the best places are, in my opinion, popular sectors 6/7/8 (low prices) sit behind the railings to see well all the floats and dancers. Good fun!
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Response from Reg D | Reviewed this property |
My first seat was in 7a - they are set in rows (fixed, - hard plastic ), each area has about 10 seats in, uncovered, but right next to the runway ! It did not rain, but I'm sure an umbrella would suffice. The only problem... More