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Plataforma

Address: Rua Adalberto Ferreira 32 | Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Lagoa)
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Plataforma Samba Show in Rio de Janeiro
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Ranked #287 of 497 Activities in Rio de Janeiro
Type: Performances, Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The Plataforma Samba Show represents the rhythmic and colorful dances...
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Type: Performances, Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Owner description: The Plataforma Samba Show represents the rhythmic and colorful dances of Brazilian folklore, often featuring the prior year's Carnival winning Samba school dancers. There is the option to have dinner before the show, but the real attraction is the Samba dance performances.
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Sherman Oaks, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The venue was not what you will expect the show to be BUT as you enter, the sight of tall, tanned, beautiful costumed dancers greeting to pose with them in pictures might shock some but amuse others! The dancers' costumes are so colorful they mimic the iconic CARNABAL. The whole show was so exotically different . It is indeed quite... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Awesome show. The venue hasn't been renovated since it was built a 100 years ago I'd say which lets it down. Dingy place but the performers were great.

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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We booked the show via Viator web site and were not disappointed. Nice costumes, great music, unforgettable experience. We booked a show with dinner before the show in a different venue. The dinner was Ok if you like beef from grill. There was not too many options for chicken breast and veggies lovers. So skip the dinner if you are... More 

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cannock
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Having read reviews we wondered whether to go or not. As we're not planning on revisiting Rio we opted to go. So, does the venue look tired and in need of renovation....Yes. Are dancers rolled out for photo ops in order to sell them to you later.....Yes. Are the drinks prices way offer the top.....Yes (take your own water, we... More 

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Queensland
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191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We did this tour while visiting Rio as part of the organised entertainment of our trip. The show seemed quite amateurish and be warned they grab you for photos (a plastic plate with your photo ) and hit you for drinks - without a price list! However, that said, you need to realise that what you are seeing is a... More 

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Erlangen, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The Show at Plataforma was fabulous. the audience was not. People were all tourists, sitting and looking quietly, not responding to the actors who wanted to activate the public. None of the sparks they sent from stage have been left unattended

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Houston, Texas
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The only way you can take your pictures with artists is through paid photographer. Don't attempt to use your own camera. Once pictures are taken , they will come and try to sale you during the performance and they block your views by running around tables. Very disturbing. Drink prices are outrageous.

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Jenkintown, PA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Sometimes it's good to be a tourist. This show was really entertaining, with a terrific demonstration of capoeira. and samba. I don't understand what these others are talking about when they say "waste of time and money." If you're not going to be in Rio for Carnival, hey, what's wrong with a little taste of what it's like? And by... More 

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Very expansive and boring performance. The photographers pushed everyone to be photographed and then tried to sell the pictures DURING the show! Very annoying! The pictures were not only very expansive but they also bothered us during the show to buy them. The drinks are also expansive and you don't know the price until you get the bill. But all... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Dreadful show tired and boring! No explanation given to the point of any of the show , we had to leave half way through could not bare it one second more. Drinks are undrinkable just simply an unbearable night don't do it to yourself learn from our mistake :((

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