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Sao Januario Stadium

Gal Almerio de Moura, 131 | Sao Cristóvao, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(21) 2580-7373
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  • Average13%
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  • Terrible3%
1 Feb 2017
“The best football experience in Rio”
21 Apr 2016
“Clássico dos Milhões!”
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Gal Almerio de Moura, 131 | Sao Cristóvao, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(21) 2580-7373
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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.

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

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

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

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

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.

Thank mvq2014
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 Vitor R
Reviewed 12 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

Thank R0by1979
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

The only Carioca soccer team with a stadium. A place to have fun with family and friends. The history of Vasco da Gama are rich and glorious. There are good restaurants around and in the stadium, nice soccer's funs shopping. A must to go in...More

Thank CFormiga
Reviewed 12 December 2013

The only soccer club in Rio that has its own stadium, big enough for a first division soccer match. The look from outside is not the best but inside it is nice and neat!!! It holds around 20.000 but it will be renovated and enlarged...More

Thank Tourguidegus
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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