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Address: Rua Rivadavia Correia, 60 | Gamboa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: +55(21) 2213-2503
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$47*
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Fun to see the floats...but it is just a warehouse

It's an open air warehouse, make no mistake about that. You walk around and look through the bars to see the floats that are stored there. I thought it was well-worth it to go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

It's an open air warehouse, make no mistake about that. You walk around and look through the bars to see the floats that are stored there. I thought it was well-worth it to go and see them. You spend 30 min. there and move on. I've heard they have some Samba events there but we weren't there on that day.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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141 reviews 141 reviews
74 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We were passengers on the Azamara Journey cruise ship and they had arranged a free private excursion to the City of Rio Samba School where a show was put on for all their passengers, giving the idea of the Carnival. It was a 2-hour show of fantastic dancing skills, amazing costumes, great music and theatricality and versatility. Everyone was extremely... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

There is nothing to see here. You'll waste your time unless you're going to some specific event. Poor food court. Parking available. The surrounding area is under construction.

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Cesena, Italy
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470 attraction reviews
1,730 helpful votes 1,730 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

nice place where u can have an idea of the preparation of all the activities dealing with the most famous carnival of the world. very recomended it

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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142 reviews 142 reviews
67 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

They have once a week a samba show with ladies in samba costumes (passistas) dancing and singing Samba. Arrive early, get a table close to the edges (the place does not have airconditioning and can get really warm if you choose to sit in the center of the room) and get a nice bucket filled with beer cans. This will... More 

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