Five Alternative Destinations to Celebrate Brazil’s Carnival

There is a lot beyond Rio and Salvador when it comes to the Brazilian Carnival, including Olinda's giant puppets and Ouro Preto's traditional blocos.

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Officially happening from February 9th to February 14th this year, Carnival is considered the hottest season in Brazil, mainly in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador. However, cities like Ouro Preto, in Minas, and Manaus, in Amazonas, can be great places to have a different - and as pleasant - Carnival experience.

Little known fact among many foreigners, Ouro Preto, in Minas Gerais, has one of the most traditional Carnival . . .

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