Av. Pres. Castelo Branco, Portão 3 - Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20271-130, Brazil
MaracanãIn the wake of the Rio Olympics in 2016, Maracanã Stadium fell into disrepair; that said, it’s still an unquestionable landmark in every sense. It spent several months abandoned, but the stadium has reopened for guided tours that sell out, notably, on rainy days. Tours of the stands, locker rooms, and a museum offer visitors an idea of just how much this soccer coliseum means to Brazilians. Despite the fact most Rio teams don’t play there anymore, Maracanã will always be Maracanã. The stadium will forever be remembered for hosting two World Cups, the Olympic and Pan American games, innumerable soccer matches, and performances by musicians from Frank Sinatra and the Rolling Stones to Madonna and the Backstreet Boys. Pope John Paul II once celebrated a mass here.