A tradition postponed but perpetuated

From 16 to 29 April, the Distrito Anhembi‘ Sambadrome, now called the "Passarela Cultural" (Cultural Walkway) hosted the Sao Paulo Carnival, as it does every year. 
Today, the carnival is one of the Sambadrome's key shows. It usually takes place during the month of February but had to be postponed this year due to the health context. 



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A parade with a global reach

The carnival took place over 5 different nights, attracting a total of 133,000 spectators.
Thirteen samba schools marched down the 530-metre-long road of the Sambadrome in a bid to win the title of champion.

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A venue for all types of events

Distrito Anhembi is an event space that has been managed by GL events since January 2022. It is made up of several areas, including the Sambadrome, which has hosted numerous events since its inauguration in 1991. The Sambadrome can cater for all kinds of events, including shows by international artists, sporting events or graduation ceremonies.



© Jose Cordeiro

Key figures




metre-long parade


days of parade

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