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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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Cidade do Samba Behind-the-Scenes Carnival Tour in Rio de Janeiro
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

There are a great variety of floats to admire. The walk about the area was safe and access to the area was easy.

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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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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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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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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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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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