The Mangueira was devoted 2016 Carnival champion in Rio de Janeiro, with 269.8 points, winning his 19th title after verification of the notes held on Wednesday (10), in the square of Apotheosis. In a close race, decided by a tenth, Unidos da Tijuca took the runner-up.
Carnival is celebrated in cities and towns throughout Brazil and other Catholic countries, Rio de Janeiro is considered the world capital of Carnival. The Rio Carnival is not only the world’s Carnival, but also a reference point against which all others are compared. Carnival is one of the most interesting artistic events on the planet. Almost everyone has heard of the Rio Carnival. In addition to receiving tourists from all Brazilian states, Rio also receives thousands of foreign visitors that adds up to about 500,000 per year.