Rio Carnival: A Complete Guide


For a whole week starting from February the 25th to March the 1st, the worldwide known city of Rio De Janeiro has its famous Carnival that will fill the streets of the city with hundreds of parties and a joyful carnival spirit. To get the most out of this exciting celebration, here are a few of the best places to go to.


Built with the sole purpose of hosting the most relevant parades and parties during the annual carnival, the Sambódromo is considered by many to be the authentic Brazilian carnival experience.


Home to the biggest, oldest and most popular brocos (street parties) in town, Rios downtown or centro, is a venue to those such as Cordão do Boitatá and Cordão do Bola Preta.

Both attract crowds of over a million people including both, party goers and complete families.

Santa Teresa

The artistic flair and the bohemian vibe surrounding this neighborhood are the main attraction for a fun-loving crowd.

Check out the street party Carmelitas: a colorful and fun broco influenced by a fascinating backstory.

Ipanema and Leblon

These two neighborhoods are packed with an amusing vibe and a wide variety of party goers. Over a dozen daily brocos are hosted in this area and fill the streets near the beach with the most liberal and open-minded atmosphere.

Jardim Botânico

For quieter and less crowded brocos, Jardim Botânico is the right one. It tends to attract younger and smaller crowds to its low-key street parties such as Suvaco do Cristo.


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