Rio de Janeiro Carnival Gathers More Than One Million Tourists
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Rio de Janeiro, one of the most sensual and rhythmic cities in Brazil, will host more than one million visitors this year for the carnival festivities, a splurge of color and music.
The tourism company Riotur, based in the Marvelous City, anticipated de arrival 1.1 million visitors who will generate around three million reales (more than nine million dollars) to the economy of the famous metropolis.
Rio Carnival is considered one of the biggest street celebrations in the world and is characterized by the famous parades of samba schools, in the mythical Sambódromo, a long walkway with the public on both sides, along which city samba schools with showy floats and complicated choreographies are paraded.
However, this year in the city of Rio more than 500 parades in different neighborhoods will take place, according to Riotur.
Although the beginning of the festivities is on the Feb 24th, numerous samba groups - one of the rhythms that are part of the cultural heritage of Brazil -, known as â€˜blocos', have for weeks gone off the streets as part of their rehearsals. This year the participation of 451 'blocos' is expected. The festivities will conclude on March 4.
No doubt, among all the carnivals of the world, Rio de Janeiro Carnival is the most popular and recognized and is quoted as one of the main shows of the world, that is why it sells everything: tickets to see the parades both in the Sambódromo as in the walkways; television rights and all its hotel capacity.
Grandeur, beauty, rhythm, grace and sensuality, adorn its planetary fame that transmits joy to both Cariocas and tourists.
Its dazzling staging is the result of the hard work of groups, dedicated all year long to prepare their participation in detail.
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