The Special Group is Rio's Carnival elite
composed of 14 samba schools
Rio Carnival earned worldwide fame due to the parades of the Special Group samba schools.
The Access Group samba schools also present thrilling parades with smaller budgets and lower ticket prices.
The Access Group presentations are also fascinating despite the fact their budget is considerably lower compared to the Special Group samba schools. The competition is fierce since the champion of one year earns a spot in the Special Group parade the next year. The tickets for the Access Group parades are cheaper, making them an amazing cost-benefit. You watch a wonderful show spending less money.