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Brazil during carneval - 2 weeks

Published: Aug, 2020 | Travel Date: Jan - Feb 2020

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The trip to Brazil, which lasted two weeks, included stops in Sao Paulo, Salvador and Rio de Janeiro and took place over the carnival period.

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  • General Information

    Accommodation

    Privatunterkunft bei Freunden

    Activities and Sights

      Sao Paulo Cathedral, Praça da Sé, Sé, Sao Paulo
      Sao Paulo Cathedral, Praça da Sé, Sé, Sao Paulo

      Impressive cathedral. From my opinion nothing very special.


      Municipal Market, Rua Cantareira, Centro Histórico de São Paulo, São Paulo
      Municipal Market, Rua Cantareira, Centro Histórico de São Paulo, São Paulo

      Huge food market. Good place for having a lunch. Our brazilian friends said we should try the sandwiches (see picture). Stand vendors are very pushy. Keep an eye on your valuables.


      Liberdade, São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
      Liberdade, São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

      Japanese city area. This japanese city area has some historical background. It is a walk through worth. There is no big sight, just enjoy the different kind of flaire.


      Avenida Paulista, Bela Vista, São Paulo, State of São Paulo
      Avenida Paulista, Bela Vista, São Paulo, State of São Paulo

      One of the most important places for financial companies and overall economy in Sao Paulo. It offers a lot of cultural and entertainment activities. I can highly recommend the viewpoint "Mirante Sesc Paulista". Definitly worth to go their !!! Within this tower with the viewpoint you can do a lot of different activities (for free)


      Beco do Batman, Rua Medeiros de Albuquerque, Jardim das Bandeiras, São Paulo
      Beco do Batman, Rua Medeiros de Albuquerque, Jardim das Bandeiras, São Paulo

      Nice side-street where the wall and the houses on the left and right side where painted with cavity. Nice to go there for a walk and to take some pictures. It takes about 30 minutes to walk through and back again. Afterwards I can highly recommend to eat a cup of acaí. It is delicious.


      Pre-Carneval Party

      Our friends took us with them to a public pre-carneval party. It was like a festival and went from 2pm till 10pm. The huge majority is not diguised, so you can dress up normally. We had luck, because one of the biggest music stars in Brazil acted on the day we were their -> Pedro Sampaio


      Street Carneval

      Street Carneval is typical in Brazil and targets all age classes. There is one big vehical equipped with huge music boxes driving down the street very slow. Everybody dances around and having fun. On the right and left side of the street are all over people selling drinks. You don't have to dress up in a special way.

    Transportation to next station

    • plane Plane | 02:20 Hours | 90 USD | Overnight
    • taxi Taxi | 00:00 Hour | 10 USD | Overnight

      Over

USEFUL APPS

  • Uber
  • Google maps

SUMMARY

It was a very nice trip, which wouldn´t be that easy for us, if we hadn´t all the time one of our local friends with us who solved the language barriers and guided us all the 15 days. Brazil is not very expensive, but also not very cheap with regard to food. Be aware of pick pockets and the necessary vaccinations before you start your trip. Avoid to go to favelas. Nevertheless, I think Brazil is an interesting county to visit.


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