2011 Rio Street Carnival: Complete Guide to Rio Marching Bands Blocos de Rua

2011 Complete List of Marching Bands - Rio Street Carnival Blocos

As a tradition Brazil Carnival Ooah! publishes the list of the 2011 top “blocos de rua” – Rio Street Carnival marching bands in English so visitors from all over the world can easily follow.  The hours were translated, so the gathering points, in order to facilitate understanding.

In total, there will be 443 licensed Rio Street Carnival bands – blocos, so the tough thing here will be deciding where to go!  The list we published is separated by dates and group of neighborhoods, so you can locate yourself in a practical manner.

Prepare your costume or no costume and join in!  Everything is free (except the innumerous beers you will certainly drink) and certainly the most democratic street carnival celebration on the entire planet.  I am sure you will identify yourself with one of them and maybe meet the love or your live, or of the day!

Have fun!

February 19th 2011 – Saturday

Centro, Santa Teresa

Maracutaia

Gathering Point: Praça Odilo Costa Neto

Start Time: 5 PM


Ipanema, Lagoa, Gávea

Spanta Neném

Gathering Point: Parque do Cantagalo Square,  Lagoa.

Start Time: 2 PM


Banda de Ipanema

Gathering Point: Praça General Osório, follows the Avenida Vieira Souto towards Leblon, Rua / Street JoanaAngelica , returns to Rua / Street Visconde de Piraja heading back to where it ends PçaGeneral Osório Square.

Start Time: 6 PM

 

Laranjeiras, Catete

GB

Gathering Point: Rua / Street General Glicério, Laranjeiras

Start Time: 2 PM


Imprensa que eu Gamo

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Gago Coutinho, Laranjeiras 

Start Time: 3 PM


Banda do Catete

Gathering Point: Rua / Street do Catete Nº 214, Catete

Start Time: 4 PM


February 20th, 2011 – Sunday

Leblon, Gávea, São Conrado

Bloco Me Esquece

Gathering Point:  Leblon Beach, Gathering Point Atahualpa Square, Rua / Street Jeronimo Monteiro.

Start Time: 10 hs

 

Kizomba

Gathering Point: Jockey Square

Start Time: 5 PM

Copacabana, Botafogo


Sangue Bom

Gathering Point: Posto 6 – Copacabana

Start Time: 10 AM


Calma, Calma sua Piranha

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Visconde de Caravelas

Start Time: 3 PM


Laranjeiras, Flamengo

Bagunça Meu Coreto

Gathering Point: Rua / Street São Salvador 

Start Time: 5 PM


February 23rd, 2011 – Wednesday


São Conrado

Acadêmicos da Rocinha

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Prefeito Mende de Moraes, São Conrado 

Start Time: 9 PM


February 24th, 2011 – Thursday

Ipanema

Cariocas do Mundo

Gathering Point: Calçadão do Arpoador, Ipanema

Start Time: 5 PM


February 25th, 2011 – Friday

Centro, Santa Teresa

Cordão do Bola Preta

Gathering Point: Mauá Square

Start Time: 6 PM

 


Aconteceu

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Áurea, Santa Teresa

Start Time: 6 PM


February 26th, 2011 – Saturday

Centro, Lapa, Gamboa, Santo Cristo, Santa Teresa, São Cristóvão

Céu na Terra

Gathering Point: Largo do Curvelo, Centro

Start Time: 7 hs


Maracutaia

Gathering Point: Odilo Costa Neto Square, Santa Teresa

Start Time: 5 PM


Catete, Laranjeiras

Ansiedade

 Gathering Point: Mercadinho São José, Laranjeiras 

Start Time: 3 PM


Copacabana, Leme, Urca, Botafogo

Fogo na Cueca

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Maestro Francisco Braga, Copacabana

Start Time: 12 AM


Só o Cume Interessa

Gathering Point: General Tibúrcio, Praia Vermelha 

Start Time: 2 PM


Os Imóveis

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Sousa Lima, Copacabana 

Start Time: 2 PM


Cutucano Atrás

Gathering Point: front of  La Fiorentina, Leme

Start Time: 7 PM


Ipanema, Leblon, Lagoa, Jardim Botânico

Imagino! Agora Amassa

Gathering Point: Rua / Street José Linhares, Leblon  

Start Time: 10 AM


Bloco Brasil: 

Gathering Point: Parque dos Patins - 4:PM  ----> Recommended!


Areia

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Dias Ferreira, Leblon  

Start Time: 2 PM

 

Simpatia é Quase Amor

Gathering Point: Praça General Osório – Ipanema 

Start Time: 3 PM


 

February 27th 2011 – Sunday

Centro

Escravos de Mauá

Gathering Point: Largo de São Francisco da Prainha, próximo a Praça Mauá 

Start Time: 10 AM


Ipanema, Jardim Botânico, Lagoa, Leblon, São Conrado

Suvaco de Cristo

Gathering Point: Bar Joia, Rua / Street Faro corner w Rua / Street Jardim Botânico

Start Time: 09 AM


Se Não Quiser Me Dar, Me Empresta

Gathering Point: Av. Vieira Souto, Ipanema  

Start Time: 12 AM


Empoga às 9

Gathering Point: Posto 9, Ipanema 

Start Time: 4 PM


Tambor Carioca

Gathering Point: Parque dos Patins, Lagoa 

Start Time: 4 PM


Copacabana, Botafogo, Urca


Alegria Sem Ressaca

Gathering Point: Av. Atlântica, 8 hs, Copacabana 

Start Time: 9 AM


Banda do Arroxo

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Belfort Roxo, Copacabana

Start Time: 4 PM


GRES Beija Flor de Nilópolis

Gathering Point: Posto 6, Copacabana

Start Time: 5 PM


Boka de Espuma

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Marquês de Olinda, Botafogo

Start Time: 6 PM


Laranjeiras, Glória, Catete

Gigantes da Lira

Gathering Point: General Glicério Square, Laranjeiras  

Start Time: 8 AM


Quem não Guenta Bebe Água

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Gago Coutinho, Laranjeiras

Start Time: 2 PM


February 28th -2011 – Monday


Centro

Devotos da Madá

Gathering Point: Cachaçaria Mangue Seco, Rua / Street do Lavradio, 23 – Lapa  

Start Time: 9 PM


March 2nd - 2011 – Wednesday

Lagoa

Kizomba

Gathering Point: Quisoque da Keka (14) Parque do Cantagalo, Lagoa

Start Time: 6 PM


March 3rd  2011 – Thursday

 

Centro,  Santa Teresa, Laranjeiras


Banda da Rua / Street do Mercado

Gathering Point: Rua / Street do Mercado, Praça XV

Start Time: 5 PM


Badalo de Santa Teresa

Gathering Point: Largo dos Neves, Santa Teresa

Start Time: 6 PM


Cobra Sarada

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Gago Coutinho, Laranjeiras

Start Time: 6 PM


Ipanema, Lagoa

Cariocas do Mundo

Gathering Point: Calçadão do Arpoador, Ipanema

Start Time: 5 PM


Botafogo

Mamelúdicos Eufóricos

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Visconde de Caravelas, Botafogo

Start Time: 7 PM


March 4th 2011 – Carnival Friday


Centro, Santa Teresa


Carmelitas

Gathering Point: Esquina da Ladeira de Santa Teresa corner w Rua / Street Dias de Barros, Santa Teresa

Start Time: 6 PM

 


Escorrega na Baba do Quiabo

Gathering Point: Buraco do Lumem, Centro

Start Time: 6 PM


Laranjeiras, Catete

Concentra Mas Não Sai

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Ipiranga

Start Time: 7 PM



Ipanema, Leblon

Vem Ni Mim Que sou Facinha

Gathering Point: Praça General Osório, Ipanema

Start Time: 6 PM


Azeitona Sem Caroço

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Dias Ferreira corner w Av. Bartolomeu Brito, Leblon

Start Time: 6 PM


Rola Preguiçosa Tarda Mas Não Falha

Gathering Point: Avenida Epitácio Pessoa corner w Rua / Street Maria Quitéria, Ipanema

Start Time:  8 PM


Copacabana

Banda do Lido

Gathering Point: Praça do Lido, Copacabana

Start Time: 7 PM


March 5th 2011 – Carnival Saturday 


Centro, Santa Teresa, Lapa, Gloria


Céu na Terra

Gathering Point: Square; Praça Odilio Costa Neto, Santa Teresa

Start Time: 7 AM


Cordão da Bola Preta

Gathering Point: Cinelândia

Start Time: 8 AM


Multibloco

Gathering Point: Rua / Street do Resende, between Avenida Gomes Freira com Mem de Sá, Lapa

Start Time: 11 AM


Arco-Iris

Gathering Point: Avenida Gomes Freira corner w Mem de Sá, Lapa

Start Time: 1 PM


Cuíca Carioca

Gathering Point: Rua / Street do Ouvidor corner w Rua / Street do Mercado, Praça XV

Start Time: 2 PM


Aconteceu

Gathering Point: Largo das Neves, Santa Teresa

Start Time: 2 PM


Cordão da Prata Preta

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Sacadura Cabral, Gamboa

Start Time: 4 PM


Laranjeiras, Flamengo, Largo do Machado

Carnaval Japonês

Gathering Point: Flamengo Park (Pavilhão Japonês), Flamengo

Start Time: 4 PM


De Palhaço e Louco Todo Mundo Tem um Pouco

Gathering Point: Square; Praça General Glicério, Laranjeiras

Start Time: 6 PM


Estica do Flamengo

Gathering Point: Square; Praça Sandro Moreira, Flamengo

Start Time: 7 PM


Botafogo, Copacabana, Leme

Dois Pra Lá Dois Pra Cá

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Álvaro Ramos corner w Rua / Street General Góes Monteiro, Botafogo

Start Time: 10 AM


Banda Clube Nobre do Bairro Peixoto

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Siqueira Campos corner w Avenida Atlântica, Copacabana

Start Time: 12 AM


Galo da Santa Clara

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Santa Clara 415, Copacabana

Start Time: 12 AM


Os Imóveis

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Sousa Lima, Copacabana 

Start Time: 2 PM


Bloco do Barbas

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Arnaldo Quintela, Botafogo

Start Time: 4 PM


Banda Sá Ferreira

Gathering Point: Rua / Street  Sá Ferreira, Copacabana

Start Time: 5 PM


Empolga às 9

Gathering Point: Avenida Atlântica corner w Rua / Street Francisco Otaviano, Copacabana

Start Time: 5 PM



Pinta Mas Não Borra

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Voluntários da Pátria 34, Botafogo

Start Time: 5 PM


Banda da Bolívar

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Bolívar, Copacabana

Start Time: 5 PM


Banda Atlântica

Gathering Point: Avenida Atlântica corner w Rua / Street Constante Ramos, Copacabana

Start Time: 6 PM


Banda Bairro Peixoto

Gathering Point: Avenida Atlântica corner w Rua / Street Figueiredo Magalhães, Copacabana

Start Time: 6 PM


Banda da Santa Clara

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Santa Clara, Copacabana

Start Time: 6:30 PM


Ipanema, Leblon, Gávea

Escangalha

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Orsina da Fonseca, Gávea

Start Time: 2 PM 


Empurra Que Pega

Gathering Point: Avenida Delfim Moreira corner w Rua / Street Rita Ludolf (Posto 12), Leblon

Start Time: 3 PM


Banda de Ipanema

Gathering Point: Square / Praça General Osório, follows the Avenida Vieira Souto towards Leblon, Rua / Street JoanaAngelica , returns to Rua / Street Visconde de Piraja heading back to where it ends Pça General Osório.

Start Time: 6 PM



March 6th 2011 – Carnival Sunday 


Centro, Gloria, Santa Teresa

Cordão do Boitatá

Gathering Point: Rua / Street 1o de March, Centro

Start Time: 8 AM


Banda dos Inválidos

Gathering Point: Rua / Street dos Inválidos, Centro

Start Time: 4 PM


Acadêmicos dos Arcos

Gathering Point: Arcos da Lapa, Lapa

Start Time: 8 PM


Ipanema, Lagoa, Jardim Botânico, São Conrado

Bangalafumenga

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Jardim Botânico Corner w Pacheco Leão – Jardim Botânico

Start Time: 10 AM

 


Que Merda é Essa?

Gathering Point: Bar Paz e Amor na Rua / Street Garcia D’Ávila, corner w Rua / Street Nascimento Silva, Ipanema

Start Time: 2 PM


Areia

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Dias Ferreira com General Urquiza, Leblon

Start Time: 2 PM


Simpatia é Quase Amor

Gathering Point: Square; Praça General Osório – Ipanema 

Start Time: 3 PM


Bloquinho

Gathering Point: Square; Praça Ministro Romeiro Neto, Leblon 

Start Time: 3 PM


Turbilhão Carioca

Gathering Point: Square; Praça dos Patins, Lagoa  

Start Time: 5 PM


Botafogo, Copacabana. Leme, Urca

Bandida

Gathering Point: Avenida Atlântica in front of a Rua / Street Rodolfo Dantas, Copacabana

Start Time: 11 AM


Benjamim no Escuro

Gathering Point: Avenida Pasteur in front of Instituto Benjamin Constant, Urca

Start Time: 3 PM


Fanfarani

Gathering Point: Square; Praça Chaim Weizmann, Botafogo

Start Time: 4 PM


Banda Sá Ferreira

Gathering Point: Rua / Street  Sá Ferreira, Copacabana

Start Time: 5 PM

 

Above we see Banda da Sa Ferreira, very traditional in Rio!

Boca Seca

Gathering Point: Avenida Atlântica corner w Rua / Street Anchieta, Leme

Start Time: 5 PM


Banda da Bolívar

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Bolívar, Copacabana

Start Time: 5 PM


Foliões de Botafogo

Gathering Point: Square; Praça Mauro Duarte

Start Time: 6 PM


Banda Bairro Peixoto

Gathering Point: Avenida Atlântica corner w Rua / Street Figueiredo Magalhães, Copacabana

Start Time: 6 PM


Cru

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Henrique Novaes, 14 (Casa da Matriz), Botafogo

Start Time: 6 PM


Banda da Santa Clara

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Santa Clara, Copacabana

Start Time: 6:30 PM


Banda do Lido

Gathering Point: Square; Praça do Lido, Copacabana

Start Time:  7 PM


Laranjeiras, Catete, Flamengo


Laranjada Samba Clube

Gathering Point: Square; Praça General Glicério, Laranjeiras

Start Time: 10 AM


É do Pandeiro

Gathering Point: Square; Praça São Salvador, Laranjeiras

Start Time: 4 PM


Cachorro Cansado

Gathering Point: Square; Praça José de Alencar, Flamengo

Start Time: 5 PM



March 7th 2011 – Carnival Monday 

Centro,  Lapa, Glória, Santa Teresa


Aconteceu

Gathering Point: Largo do Guimarães, Santa Teresa

Start Time: 2 PM


Banda da Amizade

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Tadeu Kosciusko, Lapa  

Start Time: 2 PM


Maracutaia

Gathering Point: Square; Praça Odilo Costa Neto

Start Time: 3 PM


Arteiros da Glória

Gathering Point: Rua / Street da Glória, 140, Glória

Start Time: 4 PM


Banda dos Inválidos

Gathering Point: Rua / Street dos Inválidos, Centro

Start Time: 4 PM


Humaitá, Botafogo, Copacabana, Leme

Os Imóveis

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Sousa Lima, Copacabana 

Start Time: 2 PM


Cordão da Confraria do Peru Sadio

Gathering Point: Avenida Atlântica, in front of Sindicato do Chopp, Leme  

Start Time: 3 PM


Banda Sá Ferreira

Gathering Point: Rua / Street  Sá Ferreira, Copacabana

Start Time: 5 PM


Banda da Bolívar

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Bolívar, Copacabana

Start Time: 5 PM


Bloco de Monday

Gathering Point: Cobal do Humaitá na Rua / Street Voluntários da Pátria 446, Humaitá

Start Time: 6 PM


Banda Atlântica

Gathering Point: Avenida Atlântica corner w Rua / Street Constante Ramos, Copacabana

Start Time: 6 PM


Banda da Santa Clara

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Santa Clara, Copacabana

Start Time: 6 PM


Ipanema, Leblon, Gávea, Lagoa

Corre Atrás

Gathering Point: Rua / Street General Urquiza, Leblon

Start Time: 12 AM


Sobrinhos do Tio Bio

Gathering Point: Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva corner w Rainha Guilhermina, Leblon

Start Time: 1 AM


Pede Passagem

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Jardim Botânico, em frente ao Jóquei, Gávea

Start Time: 3 PM


Laranjeiras, Catete

Volta Alice

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Alice, Laranjeiras

Start Time: 9 AM

Below, video of Volta Alice!


Aspa

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Pedro Américo, Catete

Start Time: 6 PM


March 8th 2011 – Fat Tuesday

Centro, Lapa, Santa Teresa, Flamengo

Carmelitas

Gathering Point: Largo do Guimarães, Santa Teresa

Start Time: 8 AM


Sem Noção

Gathering Point:  Avenida Mem de Sá corner w Rua / Street Lavradio, Lapa

Start Time: 12 AM


Banda das Quengas

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Washington Luís, Centro

Start Time: 2 PM


Orquestra Voadora

Gathering Point: Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, Aterro do Flamengo

Start Time: 3 PM



Último Gole

Gathering Point: Square; Praça Pio XI, Jardim Botânico

Start Time: 2 PM


Empurra Que Pega

Gathering Point: Avenida Delfim Moreira corner w / Street Rita Ludolf (Posto 12), Leblon

Start Time: 3 PM


Bloquinho

Gathering Point: Square; Praça Ministro Romeiro Neto, Leblon 

 Start Time: 3 PM


Banda de Ipanema

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Gomes Carneiro between Vieira Souto e Prudente de Morais Ipanema

Start Time: 6 PM


Copacabana, Humaitá, Leme

Meu Bem, Volto Já

Gathering Point: Avenida Princesa Isabel, corner w  Rua / Street Barata Ribeiro e segue até a praça Almirante Julio de Noronha.

Start Time: 4 PM


Interferência Sistema de Som

Gathering Point: Square; Praça dos Patins, Lagoa

Start Time: 4 PM


Banda Saldanha

Gathering Point: Avenida Atlântica corner w Siqueira Campos, Copacabana

Start Time: 4 PM


Katuca Que Ela Pula

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Euclides da Rocha, Copacabana

Start Time: 4 PM


Boca Seca

Gathering Point: Avenida Atlântica corner w Rua / Street Anchieta, Leme

Start Time: 5 PM


Clube do Samba

Gathering Point: Esquina da Rua / Street Santa Clara corner w Av. Atlântica, Copacabana

Start Time: 5 PM


Só Pra Ver o Que Vai Dá

Gathering Point: Rua / Street Arnaldo Quintela corner w Oliveira Fausto, Botafogo

Start Time: 5 PM


Desculpa Pra Beber

Gathering Point: Cobal do Humaitá, Humaitá

Start Time: 6 PM

 

Laranjeiras, Catete, Flamengo

Bagunça Meu Coreto

Gathering Point: Square; Praça São Salvador, Laranjeiras

Start Time: 10 AM


Largo do Machado, Mas Não Largo do Copo

Gathering Point: Largo do Machado, Laranjeiras

Start Time: 4 PM


Mocidade Dependente de Deus

Gathering Point:  Flamengo Beach Corner w Ferreira Viana, Flamengo

Start Time: 2:30 PM


Cardosão de Laranjeiras

Gathering Point: Rua / Street das Laranjeiras Corner w Leite Leal, Laranjeiras

Start Time: 4 PM


Cachorro Cansado

Gathering Point: Square; Praça José de Alencar, Flamengo

Start Time: 5 PM


March 9th 2011 – Ash Wednesday

Lapa, Glória


Bloco da Folia

Gathering Point: Arcos da Lapa, Lapa

Start Time: 5 AM


Largo do Machado

Batuque das Meninas

Gathering Point: Largo do Machado, Largo do Machado

Start Time: 4 PM


March 10th , 2011 – Thursday


Centro

Afrochegue-Se

Gathering Point:  Garden of Modern Art Museum -  Centro

Start Time: 2 PM


March 12th , 2011 –  Saturday

Ipanema, Leblon


Mulheres de Chico

Gathering Point: Leblon Beach, Posto 12 (palco), Leblon

Start Time: 3 PM

March 13th, 2011 – Sunday

Centro

Monobloco

Gathering Point: Avenida Presidente Vargas corner Avenida Rio Branco, Centro

Start Time: 7 PM


Leblon, Ipanema, Jardim Botânico

Galinha do Meio Dia

Gathering Point: Arpoador, Ipanema

Start Time: 10 AM


Flamengo, Catete

Bambas do Catete

Gathering Point: Rua / Street do Catete corner with Rua / Street Silveira Martins, Catete

Start Time: 4 PM

 

Caldo Beleza

Gathering Point: Square; Praça Marinha do Brasil, Flamengo

Start Time: 5 PM


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