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Address: Rua Jose dos Reis, 425 | Engenho de Dentro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Nice atmosphere even though we were cheering for the visiting team. It could improve on the food sold at the venue not a lot of variety. Try Uber instead of taxis! Way cheaper

Reviewed 6 days ago
Omar R
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice atmosphere even though we were cheering for the visiting team. It could improve on the food sold at the venue not a lot of variety. Try Uber instead of taxis! Way cheaper

Thank Omar R
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Easy acess by metro and train. It´s better to arrive earlier because the lines take time to enter in the stadium.

Thank Ana Emilia M
Hobart, Australia
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245 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Arrived by train which was on time. Platform was clean and easy walking to the stadium. Toilets were inside the entry area so be prepared for a wait. When inside the stadium grounds are spacious and tidy. Seating was ok however I found the seat backs a bit too flexible. Ample space between people. Good rake which meant that you... More 

1 Thank Rodney C
Toronto, Canada
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132 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This stadium hosted athletics during the Rio 2016 Games. I visited on three separate occasions, sitting in different areas each time and the views were all great. It is easy to get to using the metro and train, however the surrounding area is not great.

1 Thank CdnTravelGal79
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72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This stadium held the Athletics during Rio 2016 Summer Games. It is very nice inside and Bolt won his last three golden medals here. It usually have soccer games (not the most important), but it can be a good alternative in case there is no games in Maracanã. It is vey interesting. The bad side of this is that the... More 

1 Thank Alexandre P
Rochester, New York
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434 reviews
230 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We enjoyed watching the track and field here during the Olympics. From what we were told Botofogo plays here at other times. Decent stadium but lacks all the modern creature comforts one finds at new stadiums like pubs, restaurants, plenty of restrooms etc.

Thank TheTravelPirate
Rio de Janeiro
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255 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2015

THis stadium is shut down for structural work. And has been for about two years. Incredibly, the stadium built in 2007 has already presented serious structural compromise. And it is supposed to be the opening venue for the Olympics one year from now.

1 Thank Frederico N
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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181 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015

Commonly known by the cariocas as "Engenhão", and with the official name of "Estádio Nilton Santos" (João Havelange was the former name of it), this is the 2nd largest football stadium in Rio (Maracanã is the largest) and home to Botafogo (the 4th largest football team in the city). It is a new stadium, very comfortable and worth to visit... More 

Thank Diogo V
Burnaby, Canada
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62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2015

You haven't really been to Brazil until you've seen a football game! I was taken here to see a Botafogo match with some friends and had an amazing time. Attendance was low for this particular game, but the supporters were always loud and the crowd was always in it. The stadium itself is still undergoing work so some sections were... More 

Thank Darren L
Rio de Janeiro
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46 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2013

This stadium was recently closed due to discovery of a crack in a major steel support and 50% greater movement than had been forecast by engineers. Games which were scheduled for this stadium are now taking place as far away as Volta Redonda. Re-opening is up in the air, no forecast date has yet been released. With Rio's two major... More 

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