Arena Amazonia in Manaus plays host to four, group
stage, World Cup matches.
Manaus - Arena Amazonia
In the group stage, Manaus hosted fans from
Cameroon, Croatia, England,
Manaus is located at the confluence of the rivers Negro (Black)
and Solimoes (Amazon).
First inhabited in 1669, Manaus went on to become the capital of the
state of Amazonas.
Manaus has an equatorial climate, with an annual average temperature
of 28�C and consistently high humidity levels.
The rainy season in Manaus can last from December to May. During the
'not-so rainy' season, from June to November, temperatures of 40�C are not uncommon.
Football in Manaus
The main football fan rivalaries in Manaus are between Nacional Futebol Clube, S�o Raimundo Esporte Clube, Atletico Rio
Negro Clube, Nacional Fast Club and America Futebol Clube (Am�rica de Manaus).
2014 World Cup Finals fixtures played at Arena Amazonia.
Saturday, 14th June
England vs Italy (1:2)
Wednesday, 18th June
Cameroon vs Croatia (0:4)
Sunday, 22nd June
USA vs Portugal (2:2)
Wednesday, 25th June
Honduras vs Switzerland (0:3)
Road to The Final.
The main attraction of Manaus is the surrounding Amazon
It's a tourist sight in itself to float down beside the dark-coloured
waters of the Rio Negro and muddy waters of the Amazon; stretching for some eighteen
kilometres, before they start to mix together.
You should also visit the Teatro Amazonas (1896) in Manaus,
built during a boom in the rubber trade.
The Amazonas Philharmonic is the official orchestra of the annual
Amazonas Opera Festival; held between April and May.
Some suggestions of things to see and do in Manaus from the Government of Brazil.
If you can read Portuguese, here's an interesting collection of articles on tourism and
culture in Amazonas.
Getting to Manaus
Manaus by Air
Eduardo Gomes International Airport is located some 15km from the city centre.
Manaus by Boat
If you're not flying in to Manaus, you may want to come up the Amazon
by boat from Belem.
Manaus by Bus
Roads in the Amazonas region aren't great but there are bus
connections with Boa Vista in the north and to destinations in Venezuela.
The bus journey from Caracas takes about 36 hours.
Brazil tourist information with details about travel to and around the country. Where to
stay and what to see is made easier with insider tips and hand-selected Brazil links, by
dedicated editors and visitors to TravelNotes.org - The Online Guide to Travel.
2014 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.
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