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Sao Januario Stadium

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Gal Almerio de Moura, 131 | Sao Cristóvao, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Zona Norte (North Zone)
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

I'm a Vasco fan, so no surprises on my feelings when in Sao Januario. This stadium holds so much history and still keeps the architecture from the inauguration in 1927. The entrance is by far the most beautiful in a football stadium in this country.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Thiago Z
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

This is a historical place that hosted from Carnival parades to president speeches in Rio. Luckily it didn't take part into the world Cup and Olympics in Rio, two events surrounded by scandals and corruption. Vasco is the real popular club in Brazil and you...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Fernando C
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Vasco games at Sao Januario are the best for atmosphere currently in Rio. Easily accessibly by metro to Triagem and the main stand has the most baeutiful facade of any sports arena.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Ginger_Zidane
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Sao Januário is a must-see experience for football lovers worldwide. The stadium is older, and located within a favela, but the sizeable security and police presence should dissuade any concerns you may have. Washrooms are easily accessible, but alcohol (illegal in most Brazilian stadiums) is...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank MarkKPeters
Reviewed 5 April 2016

A great experience. Went With a tour group cost about £35 collected at hotel and left back there. Match ticket ( basic) included. Very very safe and it was a local Derby Vasco v Botafogo. Could move around the ground no problem. Alcohol freely available...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank BangorBarney
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Despite is located in a bad neighborhood this is a must-see point when visiting Rio de Janeiro. It's not only a Football (soccer) Stadium from the begging of the last century, it's a place charged of history!!!!! All the brazilian work legislation was annouced here....More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Mfsbaiao
Reviewed 5 June 2015

The stadium is the home of Vasco, Rio's 2nd largest football team (the 1st id Flamengo) and founded by Portuguese descendants. But the stadium itself is ugly, unwelcoming and not suitable for tourists. Thus, the neighborhood is far from the touristic zone fo the city,...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Diogo V
Reviewed 30 December 2014

There's a big room with trophies, and all the fans can take photos. There's a restaurant, the food is good. But it's too hot inside the room. The sidewalk outside it's terrible, it's broken. And there's a store to buy everything of the club.

Date of experience: December 2014
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Reviewed 26 December 2014 via mobile

It's simple, this is one of the great classic temples of soccer. Spain's, Italy and Argentina's National Teams said so. All negative reviews have a reason: the're writen by soccer adversaries of Vasco da Gama, simply because they don't have a stadium of they're own....More

Thank vpenno
Reviewed 13 September 2014

Sao Januario and an historic place, this wonderful stadium belongs to Club De Regatas Vasco Da Gama. This club was one of the first to use black players and disadvantaged people, cauldron known among fans is situated in north Rio. This stadium was built in...More

Date of experience: October 2013
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Sarah P
13 February 2017|
Response from Ginger_Zidane | Reviewed this property |
You need to look up the sale dates online beforehand with queries like Vasco x NN ingressos to find out where and when tickets are sold prior ti match date. For most games at Sao Januario you can get tickets at the ground a... More