Sambadrome Map

Get Directions, Mind The Map And Don't Get Lost At The Sambodromo.

This map presents a detailed layout of the Sambadrome for a better understanding of the sectors and various types of seating arrangements. From this map, you will be able to judge how close or far your seats are from the runway.

Rio Sambodromo Map

Sector 2, 4,6 and 8 Grandstands – Affordable seating with great views

Located direcly opposite Sectors 3, 5, 7 and 9, the Sectors 2, 4, 6 and 8 are going to make their debut at the Rio Sambodromo in 2012. They will offer great views of the Samba Parade, with sector 8 being the best considered that's the area where most of the judges are seated. Just like the odd-numbered sectors across the street, the carnival tickets are general admission type and the seats aren't numbered so you need to be an early bird to find the best possible seats, in the cement. These seats are great and provide excellent views of the Rio Carnival parade. 


Sector 9 – The Tourist Section

Sector 9 tickets are assigned, so you get to hold your own space marked on the cement. Most tickets to Sector 9 are allocated to tourists so you won't find much of a carioca crowd settling in here. The sector 9 offers a better service than the others, with multi-language speaking guides around to help tourists from all over. However, you can expect the best views of the samba strip and plenty of room to stretch your legs during the breaks. The atmosphere tends to heat up much faster with the drummers' niche right next door. If you are looking for comfort and a civilized atmosphere, this is the place for you.


Sector 10 – Best for the Open Boxes

Formerly Sector 4, the face-lifted Sector 10 views are no longer limited. Offering affordable tickets at grandstands and bleachers, the sector 10 is very popular among native residents of Rio de Janeiro and small groups of locals and carnival lovers. Sector 10 carnival tickets are a very good choice for those aiming to watch the Samba School formed from beginning to end, from the heights, in the rainbow of colors with all its floats and wings. The frisas, or open boxes, are also the least expensive from the Rio Sambadrome.


Sector 11 – Best view of the drummers

Tickets for sector 11 are booked by big groups, including cruise lines who love this sambodromo sector. Opposite from Sector 10, the Sector 11 is located very close to the drummers' niche so be prepared to get into the groove much before anyone else. From this block, you get a nice view of the parade as the schools march towards the end of the samba runway.

Sector 12 and 13 – Choose the Cadeiras or Allocated Chairs

Sector 12 and 13 are sambodromo sectors located at the end of the runaway with one facing the other. Because tickets are assigned at a lower price, they are considered to offer the best value at the sambadrome. They are located at the very end of the samba parade, close to the Apotheosis. The chairs are organized in an open-air theatre with the long lines of chairs facing the parade. Allocated chairs are ideal for those who want to secure a chair without paying the open box seat prices.If you are looking to receive a good value for your money then these are good sambodromo sectors to consider.

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