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Rio de Janeiro Carnival Blocos

Discover Rio de Janeiro street Carnival.

A Celebration of Root Rio de Janeiro Street Carnival
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Great Carnival Saturday Blocos in Rio de Janeiro
Find great bloco parades on Carnival Saturday in Rio de Janeiro.

Great Carnival Sunday Blocos in Rio de Janeiro
Find great bloco parades on Carnival Sunday in Rio de Janeiro.

Great Carnival Monday Blocos in Rio de Janeiro
Find the best free street parades on Carnival Monday in Rio de Janeiro.

Great Blocos in Rio de Janeiro Post-Carnival
Rio de Janeiro Carnival doesn't end with Ash Wednesday. Find out about the great options that await revelers in the days following Fat Tuesday.

Sebastiana Blocos in Rio de Janeiro Street Carnival
Sebastiana (Assoication of Street Carnival Blocos from the South Side, Santa Teresa and Centro) - has some of the best blocos, or groups, in Rio de Janeiro street Carnival.

Top Picks for Fat Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro Street Carnival
Top picks for street Carnival parades in Rio de Janeiro on Fat Tuesday.

Bagunça Meu Coreto
A great choice for free, family-friendly Carnival on Fat Tuesday.

Banda de Ipanema
Banda de Ipanema is famous for its gay-friendly atmosphere.

Bangalafumenga
Bangalafumenga (aka Banga), a Carnival bloco from Rio de Janeiro's South Side, has evolved into a bandwhile keeping up the bloco parades in Carnival.

Barbas
Barbas ("Beards") is an upbeat Carnival bloco which parades in Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro on Carnival Saturday with a water truck to douse revelers.

Gigantes da Lira
Gigantes da Lira is one of the best children’s blocos, or Carnival groups, in the Rio de Janeiro Carnival.

Bloco das Carmelitas
Bloco das Carmelitas, one of Rio de Janeiro's most famous street Carnival groups, goes out in the streets of Santa Teresa twice every Carnival.

Bloco da Ansiedade
Bloco da Ansiedade brings Pernambuco frevo to the streets of Laranjeiras, in Rio de Janeiro every Carnival Tuesday.

Bloco de Segunda
Bloco de Segunda ("Monday Bloco") goes out every Carnival Monday in Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro with a focus on political humor. Read about Bloco de Segunda 2010.

Bloco Virtual
Bloco Virtual goes out in Ipanema on Carnival Monday. Read about Bloco Virtual, a Rio de Janeiro group which uses the Internet to organize the Carnival community.

Cordão da Bola Preta
Parade for free with Cordão da Bola Preta in downtown Rio.

Cordão do Boitatá
Cordão do Boitatá is one of the best blocos in Rio de Janeiro Carnival. Wear a costume to their parade!

Gigantes da Lira
Gigantes da Lira is one of the best kids' blocos, or Carnival groups, in the Rio de Janeiro Carnival.

Imprensa que Eu Gamo
Imprensa que eu Gamo, founded by journalists and one of Rio de Janeiro's best street Carnival groups, parades two Saturdays before Carnival in Laranjeiras.

Meu Bem, Volto Ja
Meu Bem, Volto Já ("Honey, I'll Be Right Back") is one of the most fun blocos in Rio de Janeiro street Carnival. Meu Bem, Volto Já goes out in Leme.

Me Esquece
A bloco with lots of samba parading in Leblon every pre-Carnival season.

Monobloco
Monobloco, one of Rio de Janeiro's most crowded blocos, goes out (parades) on the Sunday after Carnival and rehearses at Fundição Progresso.

Quizomba
Quizomba, a bloco and band, brings Carnival to Lapa streets.

Frevo Prato Misterioso
One of Rio's oldest Carnival groups strives to keep alive the flame of Recife and Olinda traditions in Rio de Janeiro Carnival.

Que Merda é Essa
Que Merda é Essa? ("What S--- is That?) is one of the blocos parading in Rio de Janeiro's South Side every Carnival.

Simpatia é Quase Amor
Simpatia é Quase Amor, a popular Rio de Janeiro Carnival bloco, parades along the beach in Ipanema.

Sufridus de Copacabana
Sufridus de Copacabana debuts in Rio de Janeiro Carnival on Fat Tuesday 2009.

Spanta Neném
One of the best blocos in Rio de Janeiro, Spanta Neném parades at Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas and hosts fantastic pre- and post-Carnival and samba parties.

Vagalume o Verde

Suvaco do Cristo
Suvaco do Cristo, a Rio de Janeiro Carnival bloco from Jardim Botânico, goes out the Sunday before Carnival.

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