Since 1926, the stadium Vasco da Gama, best known as São Januário, has been the seat of the “vascaíno” soccer in São Cristóvão. The club was founded in 1898 with the purpose of encouraging rowing, a popular sport at the time, since soccer had not yet invaded Brazilian territory. The name refers to the history of Portugal, a tribute to the 4th Centenary of the Discovery of the sea route to India (in 1498).
Address: 131, Gen. Almério de Moura St. - São Cristóvão
Opening Hours: Everyday from 8am to 7pm
Phone: (21) 2176-7373
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