Lovers of football and tourism can combine a program that brings together the two passions of Brazilian cities. The country has spread throughout its territory, stadiums and museums that, besides good walking options, are also rich sources of information about the history of the sport that is national preference.
One of the alternatives is the Vila Belmiro Stadium, in Santos (SP), which houses the Memorial of the Conquest. In the city of São Paulo, the Pacaembu Stadium counts, among its attractions, the modern and interactive collection of the Football Museum. There are also attractions in Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, for example.
“As a country of football we have enormous potential to be explored and the Ministry of Tourism is looking to this segment of tourism to support the sector,” said Tourism Minister, Marx Beltrão.
Check out some tour options below and plan your next tours.
Memorial of the Conquest
Photo: Paulino Menezes / Ministry of Sport
In the port city of Santos (SP), located 70 km from the city of São Paulo, Vila Belmiro Stadium houses the Memorial of Conquests, which includes Santos trophies, as well as photos of athletes such as the Neymar Jr. The visitor can also enjoy a An area dedicated to the King of Football, title awarded to Pelé, idol of Santos and world football.
The Memorial operates from Tuesday to Sunday and also on holidays from 9am to 7pm. Prices range from $ 8 (whole) to those who want to know only the museum and $ 15 (whole) for those who want the monitored visit with access to the museum, ground floor cabin, press room and sides of the field.
Photo: Luciano Bogado / Football Museum
In the capital of São Paulo, the Football Museum, in the Pacaembu Stadium, is one of the most visited and takes tourists from all over the world to feel the emotions of a football game. The collection, modern and interactive, brings together objects and stories from players, clubs and football itself in 15 thematic rooms.
The hours of operation, from Tuesday to Friday, is from 9am to 4pm; Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, is from 10am to 5pm. The ticket can be purchased at $ 10 (whole), with the exception of Saturday, when entry is free.
Still in São Paulo, the stadiums Morumbi (São Paulo), Itaquera (Corinthians) and Allianz Park – former Palestra Itália – (Palmeiras) offer guided tours of their memorials.
Museum of the Brazilian National Team
Photo: Archive / Selection Museum
The headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation, in Rio de Janeiro, houses the Museu da Seleção Brasileira. These are videos, photos, trophies and historical objects that tell the trajectory of the five-time world champion selection. Technological resources lead the visitor to interact on the tour and learn about the great achievements of Brazil’s soccer in Copas do Mundo.
Visits can be made every day, from 10am to 6pm, with tickets at R $ 22 (whole) and R $ 11 (half).
Temple of Football
Photo: Erica Ramalho
Also in Rio, the cult of the ball finds in Maracanã the main temple of the faithful soccer fans. Inside the stadium, the Football Museum presents objects and exhibits with panels and photos about Brazilian football, their idols and great achievements. The tourist still finds details on the construction of the stadium and major events held in Maracanã.
Brazilian Football Museum
2014 World Cup Portal
The Brazilian Football Museum, in the Mineirão Stadium, shows outstanding characters and stories of national football and mining with many images and technological resources, giving visitors an immersion in the universe of sports and stadium.
The Mineirão is one of the attractions that integrate the leisure complex of Pampulha and presents itself as a new option of culture and entertainment in Belo Horizonte. In the same region, around the Lagoon of Pampulha, the tourist can know the set of landscaped and modern architecture recognized by UNESCO, a year ago, as World Heritage. Tickets cost R $ 20 (whole) and R $ 10 (half).
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[Source: Brazil Ministry of Tourism -/- Media Relations]
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