The Rio de Janeiro Carnival is known throughout the world for the Samba School parades, considered one of the greatest shows on earth. During this period the city is full of tourists and it’s not easy to find accommodation in Rio. For whoever wants to stay close to the events without spending a fortune the best option is a Bed and Breakfast that can be found in all the main neighborhoods of the city.
Carnival in Rio however isn’t only the Samba Schools. There’s another Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, a giant and popular Carnival that is less famous than the Samba Schools but is perhaps more genuine and entertaining, the Street Carnival.
The Carnival is approaching and the people of Rio de Janeiro are starting to take to the streets for the Carnival blocks. Practically every weekend there are block rehearsals. Always full of energy, the Carnival Blocks of Rio fill theaters and auditoriums of the city primarily in the Lapa neighborhood like Fundição Progresso, Circo Voador, Teatro Odisséia and Parada da Lapa. The pre-carnival celebrations have already begun!
During last Carnival, Rio de Janeiro authorities counted over 3 million participants at the street parties. Not even the inconvenient times dissuaded tourists and revelers from taking part. Thousands of people arrive to see the blocks at 6am in the morning and to dance and have fun until sun set. To avoid overcrowding many of the blocks have decided not to reveal time and place of meetings or have changed time and place at the last minute but word of mouth always has a way of getting around and the most famous block parties are always attended by thousands of people,
Monobloco, Simpatia é quase amor, Quizomba, Suvaco do Cristo, Bangalafumenga, Escravos da Mauá, Spanta Neném, Me Esquece, Escangalha, Exalta Rei, Cordão da Bola Preta, Banda de Ipanema, Gigantes da Lira, Carmelitas Santa Teresa, are just some of the most famous block groups who have started preparing for the Carnival street parties in Rio . But there are many more block groups, there are literally hundreds of every type. There’s blocks of journalists, dentists, groups of friends and even groups of “gringo” foreigners who live in Rio de Janeiro! It will be impossible not to have fun at Carnival in Rio de Janeiro!
For whoever is preparing to go to the City of Marvels in this period it’s better to plan ahead. Rio will fill up and the closer it gets to Carnival the higher the prices will get. We recommend that you reserve your accommodation in Rio de Janeiro as soon as possible. BBrasil.com provides a variety of accommodation offers to Rio for Carnival. The Bed & Breakfast is the most interesting offer as it allows visitors to be near the main events at convenient prices. Consider the various offer of Bed & Breakfast in Rio and enjoy the wildest Carnival on the planet!