Carnaval en Salvador de Bahia, Salvador

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The days and nights of Carnaval en Salvador de Bahia roll into one long, electrifying party, the largest in the world in fact, with an average two million revelers each year. To get to grips with the sheer scale of events in Salvador, you need to be on one of the two main circuits: one in the center of town, the other from Barra to Ondina, along the beach road. Join the frenzy on the street, known locally as the “pipoca”--popcorn--or buy a ticket for a camarote, a separated, more exclusive area from where you can watch and party in a little more comfort. Alternatively, you can pay to join a bloco, or carnival group, for which you will receive a costume and, with a thousand or so other members, be "roped-in" around a trio elétrico--a mobile sound system with a local band playing--by a human chain of minders, paid to keep the raucous crowds at bay. The constant movement, even at a snail's pace, creates a magnetic attraction, so it's almost impossible not to shuffle along with it. Even when you're walking, you're dancing. Use our Salvador road trip planning tool to add Carnaval en Salvador de Bahia and other attractions to your Salvador vacation plans.
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  • I recommend the carnival in Salvador, accompanying behind the electric trio Dodo and Osmar, doing all the way, during the day, accompany the blocks, which are a part attraction.
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  • It's worth knowing who never was! As long as you get a very nice box/block! Many fights in certain locations and in cheaper blocks! Policing should be bigger, both to avoid fights and robberies that are too much!
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  • The best carnival... Trios, joy, beauty, beaches and a wonderful food. Getting home is hard
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