Carnival 2017 in Rio de Janeiro
Proud, scantily clad beauty queens in glitters and feathers, dancing to loud samba tunes at huge decorated floats, surrounded by roaring crowds: this is the most iconic Carnival image of Brazil and everyone knows it is in Rio de Janeiro!
Carnival of Rio de Janeirois the most popular and renowned
Carnaval festival in Braziland the rest of the world, but it is so much more than 'just' the official parade...
Basically, you can celebrate
Carnaval in Rio de Janeiroin three ways: by watching samba schools contesting in the official
Samba parade at the Sambódromo, by joining the common crowds in the suburbs having their own
Carnival street parades(blocos) and by attending an (usually) indoor Carnaval ball.
And it gets even better... You are able to enjoy all three during Carnival 2017 in Rio de Janeiro!
Read more: The Top 10 Things to Do while in Rio de Janeiro for Carnival