Five cities in the Northeast to know and enjoy at Carnival

Cinco cidades do Nordeste para conhecer e se esbaldar no Carnaval

The natural beauties and the Carnival they are an attractive combination. And it is this ‘harmonization’ between revelry and nature that make the Northeast one of the great destinations of this time of year. For those who do not know it yet, it is a good opportunity: there is no shortage of things to do. Here are five tips to enjoy and have fun:

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Carnival in the Northeast

1) Salvador

The party in the capital of Bahia occupies part of the waterfront streets as early as Wednesday, the 19th. But the revelry is strong even from Friday on the two big carnival circuits.

The electric trios occupy approximately 4.5 km of the Dodô / Barra-Ondina circuit, which connects the beaches of Barra and Ondina. It lasts about 5 hours, has large cabins and attractions such as: Chiclete com Banana, Claudia Leitte, Ivete Sangalo, Tomato, Daniela Mercury, Banda Eva, among others.

The Osmar Campo Grande circuit is the oldest in the Bahian capital. It goes through the center of Salvador, leaving Campo Grande, passing through Av. Sete de Setembro until Praça Castro Alves and then returning through Rua Carlos Gomes, totaling about 4 km.

Despite the festivities, it is possible to enjoy the city’s beaches, including the most distant from the center, such as Stella Maris and the famous Itapuã. Knowing the Island of Itaparica, seeing the look of the Bay of Todos os Santos and enjoying Bahian cuisine can also be part of the program in the city.


2) Recife

In the capital of Pernambuco, the frevo (mainly), maracatu, afoxé, samba, pop and other rhythms of so many, liven up the crowd that takes to the streets, mainly downtown, packed by blocks.

The most famous of them is the traditional Galo da Madrugada, considered the largest block in the world. In the Recife Antigo neighborhood, the main stage of Polo Marco Zero has a program with many shows.

3) Olinda

Close to Recife, the colonial city of Olinda is about 10 km from the capital, has a carnival with its own personality, strong, traditional and fun, which starts early in the morning and runs day and night.

The revelers, who gather at the corner of Quatro Cantos, do not dispense with a fantasy: there is no shortage of pierrô and colombinas parading through the city’s hills to the sound of orchestras of stick and rope, maracatu, caboclinho, ciranda and coco de roda.

The giant papier-mache dolls are also popular and can be seen parading throughout the week of the carnival, which ends on Wednesday with the parade of the traditional Bacalhau do Batata block.


4) Porto Seguro

The historic city of southern Bahia has a very lively and busy carnival. At Passarela do Álcool, the crowd starts to follow the electric trios during the day and the party goes on until dawn. The city also has several blocks that parade through the streets, such as Adão e Eva, Baguncetes, Farrinha and Bloquinho, among others.

In Arraial d’Ajuda, blocks enliven Mucugê and Broadway. In the post-carnival period, from 26 to 28, the revelry continues at the Complexo Lazer Axé Moi, in Praia de Taperapuã, but in this case the party is paid: passports start at R $ 430. It is also worth mentioning the beaches as a attraction to rest from the revelry.

5) Maceió

The capital of Alagoas offers a parade of samba schools, bands, afoxé, frevo orchestras, groups of bumba meu boi and street blocks, such as Pinto da Madrugada, Turma da Rolinha and As Pecinhas de Maceió.

Traditional dances, such as Verde e Branco, Seresteiro da Pitanguinha and Vermelho e Preto, enrich the party in the city, which is considered one of the most lively in the entire Northeast.