Carnaval in Centro & Cinelândia

Cordão do Bola Preta

The 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 & Cinelândia


Rise 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.