Discover The carnivals, from Rio to Olinda Brazil

Five days of partying and madness until Ash Wednesday: the Rio carnival is well worth its reputation as the largest carnival in the world. Follow the procession of samba schools in the Sambodrome, where the real extravagance of music, choreographies, costumes and sequins begins. A victim of its own success, the event has lost its authenticity to some extent; you have to reserve your place a long time in advance and pay the full price. As for the Salvador carnival, more than a million people dance around trios elétricos and lorries converted into floats that transport the musicians. You can join in if you register in advance.

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    The Carnaval, from Rio to Salvador da Bahia

    Brazil's carnivals are the most famous in the world

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  • The carnivals, from Rio to Olinda , Festival of colours , Brazil
    Festival of colours

    Floats, dancers, and percussion orchestras lead the parade.

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    The floats

    The floats descend upon the city!

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    The samba parade

    Follow the parade of the samba schools, which leaves from the sambodrome.

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  • The carnivals, from Rio to Olinda , Ash Wednesday , Brazil
    Ash Wednesday

    Five days of partying and madness leading right up to Ash Wednesday:

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  • The carnivals, from Rio to Olinda , Costumes , Brazil
    Costumes

    The music, dances, costumes, and sequins all try to outdo each other.

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