After a massive renovation, the new Maracanã was reopened in April 2013. More than a sporting monument, the stadium is a cultural and tourist attraction, receiving visitors even on days when there are no games.
For football fans there are guided tours that lead to the edge of the lawn, stands, locker room, grandstand, press room, Hall of Fame – where are the footprints of famous players – and the Football Museum, with photos and images of the most beautiful moves made in the largest stadium in the world.
One of the most picturesque scenery of Rio de Janeiro, Santa Teresa sits high on a hill cut by trails of old electric trolley, which will again cycle through the narrow streets of the neighborhood in 2015, according to the State Government. Full of squares and cultural spaces that reveal landscapes of North, South and Central, ‘Santa’ is taken by houses that house workshops, craft shops, bars and restaurants.
One of the most important buildings is the Convent of Santa Teresa, built in the 19th century and which gave its name to the neighborhood. Those who choose to get there on foot, starting from Lapa, will have the opportunity to meet the most famous staircase in the city – the Selarón with 215 steps covered in ceramic mosaic in green, yellow and blue. The ladder was named after the Chilean artist who signs the work.