Free travel home page with storage for your pictures and travel reports! login GLOBOsapiens - Travel Community GLOBOsapiens - Travel Community GLOBOsapiens - Travel Community
 You are here: Member pages
 Forgot password?
sign up

Top 3 members
wojtekd 40
basia 30
Member snaps
wolfranch Rio de Janeiro - A travel report by Leisa
about me      | my friends      | pictures      | albums      | reports      | travel log      | travel tips      | guestbook      | activities      | contact      |

Rio de Janeiro,  Brazil - flag Brazil
5643 readers

wolfranch's travel reports

Carnival 2001

  9 votes

Carnival is Rio's main event. It happens at the peak of summer, when Cariocas are at their best. Festivities attract thousands of people from all corners of the world. Carnaval, as spelled in Portuguese, is a 4-day celebration. It starts on Saturday, and ends on Fat Tuesday, or Mardi-Gras.

Favourite spots:
Corcovado, the statue of Christ, this is maybe Rio's most famous postcard: the Statue of Christ blessing the city with open arms. Tijuca Forest is the largest urban forest in Rio, with over 100 square kilometers, is actually a smart reforestation project - the area was originally used for coffee plantations. The green carpet can be seen from most of the South Side. Its most visible landmark is the Statue of Christ, the Redeemer on Corcovado Hill.

What's really great:
Samba parade was excellent, but there's much more to Carnival than the Samba Parade, though. Street Carnival is loads of fun, free, and it happens all over the city.

Check out Lonely Planet or Rough Guides -- if you can swing it, Ipanema is a nice place to stay.

Other recommendations:
Sugarloaf competes with Corcovado for the position of Rio's most famous postcard. Sugarloaf (Pão de Açúcar) is the name of a hill about 1,000 feet. It stands around scenic Guanabara Bay, and is connected by cable car to a shorter hill.

Published on Monday March 1th, 2004

send travelogue via e-mail    Publish on Facebook  

Fri, Apr 23 2004 - 09:43 AM rating by paulortw

Hey Leisa, happy memories! I wish I could have been there at Carnaval like you - all though given my attempts at samba while I was there, may be it's not such a good idea!

Login if you are a member, or sign up for a free membership to rate this report and to earn globo points!

   Belize City average user rating for this report
   Rio de Janeiro average user rating for this report
   Addis Ababa average user rating for this report

Publish your own story!
 More on Brazil

   Pocos de Caldas average user rating for this report
   Manaus - rangutan average user rating for this report
   Iguacu - reisespinne average user rating for this report
   Florianopolis - moehre average user rating for this report
   Salvador - luckyluke average user rating for this report

  Terms and Conditions    Privacy Policy    Press    Contact    Impressum
  © 2002 - 2023 Findix Technologies GmbH Germany    Travel Portal Version: 4.2.8