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Florianópolis Carnival, Brazil

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What is the Carnival of Florianópolis?

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Florianópolis Carnival is a popular celebration held annually in thecapital of the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. The celebration consists of presentations of blocos (carnival groups) and parades of samba schools, which are presented in the Pasarela Nego Quirido. The whole city celebrates with music and many otherentertaining events such as the Gay Pop that occur during the 5 days of celebration.

Street carnivals are held by the different blocks traditionally around the Plaza XV. However, it has already happened elsewhere in the neighborhood. This is the street carnival attracts large crowds, as they perform incredible shows on stages and in trío elétricos (truck with sound equipment). Several other blocos and parties take place in the Centro during all the days of carnival. The main blocos that take place in the most popular spots and usually have programming most days.

 

 

Florianópolis carnivals are composed of several events, some of these are held before the official start of the carnivals, such as the selection of theKing Momo, who is the figure of a King of Canaval. Traditionally, theKing Momo opens the carnivals by receiving thekey of the city from the mayor. There is also the Reina del Carnaval, whose figure is the one who accompanies the Rey Momo in the festivities.

 

The sambadrome Nego Quirido of the city of Florianópolis during the carnival is filled with color, choreographies and music

The sambadrome Nego Quirido of the city of Florianópolis during the carnival is filled with color, choreographies and music

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When is the Carnival of Florianópolis?

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TheCarnival will begin on approximately February 12, ending on February 16.

 

 

History of the Carnivals of Florianópolis

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Modern carnivals in Florianópolis originate in the 19th century; however, it has been around for much longer. At the beginning of the 20th century, while the elite attended galas in closed events, the population of the lower strata began to celebrate in the streets, particularly the afrodescendants who generally lived far from the noble area of the city. It was these sectors that became the protagonists of the party with the blocos and from the 1950s, with the first samba schools.



Over time, the parties were transformed; the parades were becoming more and more organized, the competition was becoming fiercer for the schools and the parties were becoming more and more popular. Over the years, the pasarela Samba Nego Quirido was built to give space to the official groups, while the blocos grew and continued the party in the city center and in the neighborhoods. New events were also integrated such as the “Pop Gay” which has become the tradition and a milestone of diversity in the period of the festivities.

The Florianópolis Carnival, although consolidated, still suffers from funding problems due to dependence on the government, which led to the cancellation of the samba school parades in 2013. However, it is estimated that in 2016 alone, more than one million people passed through the Florianópolis Carnival events, with 300,000 tourists injecting money into the economy.

 

Where is the Florianópolis Carnival

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Carnivals are held in thecapital of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis in southern Brazil. The most important sites of the carnivals are the city center and the sambódromo Passarela Nego Querido.

 

The parade at the sambadrome in the Florianópolis caranval is performed by the different samba groups of the city

The parade at the sambadrome in the Florianópolis carnival is performed by the different samba groups of the city

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How the Florianópolis Carnival is celebrated

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Since January the blocos and schools have been rehearsing in the city. The rehearsals of the schools used to take place in Praça XV de Novembro. However, it came to be held at the sambódromo and pasarela Nego Quirido..

Traditionally, the carnival begins on Saturday with the delivery of the keys to the city and the coronation of the queen. However, the festival formally begins on Friday with the presentation of one of the most famous blocos of the region. After this, the parade takes place at the city’s sambódromo. The rest of the week the blocos’ festivities take place throughout the city and finally, on the last day of carnival the last presentation called “o Enterro da Tristeza” by the Bloco SOS, symbolizing the closing of the festivities, takes place.

 

Tips for going to the Florianópolis Carnivals

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If you want to go to the Florianópolis Carnival, we advise you to plan your trip in advance, draw up a travel itinerary and make reservations at your hotel or inn of choice so you can celebrate the carnivals in the best way.

If you want to know more about tourism in this country, I recommend this guide:

 

Events in Florianópolis Carnival

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Carnivals begin with the presentation of one of the blocos on Friday, one of the ceremonies that began to take root in the traditions. Then, the official opening begins with the Carnival Queen and the parade in the city’s sambadrome. There, the different groupings are presented wearing colorful, colorful costumes and accompanied by carrozas.

The blocos take over the city in the different locations of the city, the streets fill up to see their shows, watch them dance and play music, they are the kings of the street carnival. Blocos events are held in the streets with the iconic “trío elétricos” which are large trucks with speakers. Crowds fill the streets of the city, turning it into a great stage where rrhythm and partying are the main characters. Likewise, there are also shows and performances by singers and groups during the week of festivities.

 

 

On Carnival Monday the “Pop Gay” is celebrated, where a series of competitions are held to choose the queen of the LGBTIQ+ community. The festivities continue in the street and finally on the last day of Carnival, the Burial of the Festivities is held by the Bloco SOS..

 

The blocos take the streets of Florianópolis during the carnivals

The blocos take the streets of Florianópolis during the carnivals

 

Florianópolis Carnival Parades

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The main parade of the carnivals in Florianópolis takes place at the sambódromo Nego Quirido in the city on Saturday. The catwalk is filled with groups performing their choreographies, wearing colorful costumes and the carrozas crossing the catwalk. This is considered one of the main attractions of the carnivals. However, the presence of the blocos in the different sectors of the streets is what predominates in the carnivals.

The blocos take to the streets to party, people attend their events, dance and celebrate until the wee hours of the morning. Crowds congregate in the streets and surround the electric trios that feature catchy music, samba and traditional carnival music, turning the streets of the city into the true attraction of the carnival.

 

Parade route

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The main parade of the Florianópolis carnival takes place on the Nego Quirido passarela

The main parade of the Florianópolis carnival takes place on the Nego Quirido passarela

 

The main parade takes place at the Nego Quirido Catwalk, however, the blocos party in different sectors of the city such as Rua em Barra Velha or downtown.

 

sequência de camarão is a typical local dish made with seafood

sequência de camarão is a typical local dish made with seafood

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What to eat at the Florianópolis Carnival

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One of the most traditional meals in the area is sequência de camarão which comprises a grilled shrimp and various seafood with fried potatoes. It is also common to eat the country’s traditional dish known as feijoada, which is a dish consisting of rice, pork and beans.

The best known eateries in the city arePorto do Contrato, Ostradamus Bar e Restaurante and Restaurante O Timoneiro whose menus comprise mainly seafood, local food, traditional food of the country and parilla.

 

Feijoada is the traditional dish of the country.

Feijoada is the traditional dish of the country.

 

Travel Insurance

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What to see and do inside the Florianópolis Carnival

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Within the carnivals the most common thing to do is to party with the blocos that are presented in different parts of the city. If you feel like living the carnivals as it should be, you should get closer to the streets and be part of the festivities. If you want to have a much more traditional carnival experience, with the traditional carrozas, colorful and excentric costumes, you should head to the city’s sambódromo. You can also see the concerts and performances held in the city. No matter where you decide to spend the holidays, you’re sure to have a great time.

If you don’t want to complicate things, here you can book interesting excursions in Spanish in this city:.

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What to see and do outside of the Florianópolis Carnivals

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The main attraction of the city are the beaches, since Florianópolis is a coastal city. Some of the attractions are:

Santo Antônio de Lisboa

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It is a fishing village of the city with great gastronomic options. You can buy souvenirs or stay in its surroundings to watch the sunset.

 

Praia de Jurere

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It is one of the most famous beaches of the city. It comprises crystal clear waters, clean and quiet sand and also has different food stalls and other services.

 

Praia de Joaquina

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It is one of the best beaches, although the waters are a little violent. The waters are crystal clear and the sand is always clean. It has services and shops in the surroundings.

Also if you want to visit museums and important buildings in this city we recommend that you book your ticket in advance through Tiquets: .

Book tickets in the city you are visiting

 

Safety at the Florianópolis Carnival

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Florianopolis is one of the safest cities, the robbery and homicide rate here is much lower than in the rest of the cities. Anyway, be alert to any kind of situation that may happen.

It is always a good idea to keep your valuables in a safe place to avoid theft and misplacement. Also, we recommend the following products to keep your valuables safe:

 

 

Weather in Florianópolis Carnival

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The weather in Florianópolis is pleasant during Carnival, with a temperature ranging between 30 and 22 degrees Celsius.

 

The people of Florianópolis fill the streets to see the blocos during carnival

The people of Florianópolis fill the streets to see the blocos during carnival

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How to get to the Florianópolis Carnival

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How to get there by plane

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The closest airport to Florianópolis is the local airport, Florianópolis International Airport. From there, you can use the different means to approach the concentrations of the blocos of carnival or the sambodromo where the parades take place.

We recommend buying airline tickets through Kiwi.com or Skyscanner where they are usually cheaper. More information on this link to review Kiwi.com..

 

How to arrive by bus

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From the airport take the train on line 183 and head to the city center. The ride is 30 minutes.

 

How to get there by car

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From Florianópolis International Airport, head to the city by taking the Aderbal Ramos da Silva highway.

 

Where to stay in Florianópolis Carnival

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Booking.com

 

Rede Andrade Lumar

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3-star hotel 400 m from the city center. Rooms have minibar, private bathroom and air conditioning. Facilities offer parking and free wifi.

 

Florianópolis Palace Hotel

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4-star hotel 700 meters from the city center. The rooms have air conditioning, TV and private bathroom. The hotel has free wifi, parking and 24-hour reception.

 

Cecomtur Hotel

3 star hotel 550 meters from the center. The rooms are modern, with bathroom and television. The facilities offer wifi, gym and swimming pool.

We recommend using Booking.com to book hotels at a good price, check more information here:.



 

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