The legendary Maracanã football stadium...

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The legendary Maracanã football stadium, inaugurated in 1950 the year when the football world cup was held, is Brazils and South Americas biggest stadium. Maracanã has been the stage for many grand football moments such as Pelé's one thousandth goal. Football is part of Brazilian culture and Maracanã is the perfect place to experience it. The stadium is open daily for visits where one can learn about the history and main events held at the stadium. Maracanã will be the main stadium for the 2014 football world cup and also Olympic Games in 2016. To go to a football game at Maracanã, please consult for game schedule and availability.