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News from Rio!
One of the great qualities of Rio’s Carnival is that it changes from year to year.
The Samba Schools’ Parade is a spectacle not to be missed, but there is a lot of other things going on in town that you have to explore.
How about joining one of the countless “bandas” also called “blocks” parading the streets at preset days and times? You must be at the place where it starts or along the preset itinerary to join with a lot of stamina! Revelers sometimes wear a costume, but shorts and t-shirt are an alternative. A “banda” or block” is open to everybody and several parade on the same day, difficult to select where to go. Your guide or hotel concierge are the best to give you a lead of what is going on and the bands parading.
Other news of Rio, the city if looking up for the greatest event ever to take place in town – the 2016 Olympic Games and if you know Rio from a previous visit, you will notice a lot of changes downtown and in Barra da Tijuca.
Rio’s history is downtown and several of the traditional places have been retrofitted and areas brought back to their original elegance and status. Visit Mauá Square, Rio’s pier and visit two new museums – MAP / Rio Art Museum and just across the square the Museum of Tomorrow – a daring structure designed by Spanish Architect – Santiago Calatrava. The name and theme of the museum invites us to a peek into tomorrow – where displays show the world today and in the coming years. Technology and mankind joined together in a new quest.
Several of the Olympic Games buildings are ready and on a ride to Barra da Tijuca you will see how space has been used to take in all the surrounding mountains!
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