Sambadrome Seating during Carnival Parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Sambadrome is a 2,300 feet long street with viewing platforms on both sides. Eight of the sectors are the grandstands. These bleachers are the general admission category so get their early to claim your spot. Those on a low budget favor Sectors 10, 12 and 13. If you want to see the performers at their best, try sitting near Sector 8 where many of the judges are located. Whatever you decide, purchase your tickets well in advance so you don’t miss the show. A map of the Sambadrome with prices is available online.

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