EventsTop things to doAttractionsRestaurantsActivitiesShoppingNightlifeEntertainmentHotelsTours▲ Carnaval in Centro & CinelândiaCordão do Bola PretaThe oldest and biggest banda still in action. Costumes are always welcome, especially those with black-and-white spots. Held near Rua Rosário. Carnaval in Centro & CinelândiaMonoblocoRise and shine! This huge bloco attracts upwards of 500,000 revelers who, nursing hangovers (or perhaps still inebriated), gather near Av Vargas in Centro for a final farewell to Carnaval.