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Address: Rua Adalberto Ferreira 32 | Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Description: The Plataforma Samba Show represents the rhythmic and colorful dances of...
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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Plataforma Samba Show in Rio de Janeiro

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great expectations, average performance

I went with a lot of expectations expecting a spectacular performance. My expectations were just that - expectations. The stage and props were weary and tired. The artistes more... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
Priya S
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Magnificent folkloric show of samba, rhythms from Bahia, capoeira, among others. The artists are very much professional.Beautiful mulata girls. Spacious and comfortable home,big stage. I go to Plataforma very often and I strongly recomend this show. Is electrifying and of course you will dance samba !

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Haifa, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

As compared to the expectations for such performance in Rio de Janeiro in particular, we had great disappointment. The performance is boring, far from professional dancing, costumes seem to be old and not well maintained. I would save the time and money and go to a good restaurant or dance bar in downtown.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

I went with a lot of expectations expecting a spectacular performance. My expectations were just that - expectations. The stage and props were weary and tired. The artistes more so. I spotted two lady performers who did not even make an attempt to smile or dance they were like props on stage. The boys were enthusiastic with their cartwheels and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I am happy that the performance and Brazilian barbecue dinner was on our guided tour's itinerary. The dinner was average at best as I had better Brazilian barbecue experience back home in the US, but I found the samba dance performances energetic and the costumes extravagant. The show will likely appeal to first time visitors with relatively short stay in... More 

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Holon, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This rather expensive show is meant for tourists. The samba is there and also the extravagant costumes but it is a poor musical experience. Go there is you want to take a picture with the dancers and see some relics of the carnival. Definitely not worth the price.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We really wanted to see a samba show so we booked this. The price (around $150USD) seemed like a lot when we were making the booking but we thought we're here so we might as well. We dressed up and went to the show...only to be hugely disappointed. The venue was far from what I expected having paid that much... More 

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Tabriz, Iran
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were disappointed with the show. I could barely stay to end. Although the customs were nice, I did not like the show as it was amateurish.

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Platforma samba show was a real let down; great costumes, boring routines, repetitive & dated music & no flow to themes. We could barely stay to end!!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

The actual samba show is pretty good. While necessary for costume changes, the band segments are extremely lengthy. Good feel for samba and carnival, but not a trip highlight.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

If you are visiting Rio and want to experience Carmival flavour,visit Platforma Samba show. You can either book for show + dinner OR show alone. if you go for the dinner + show option,the whole thing will last about 4:00 hours with the show lasting about 2:00 hours.The dinner consists of Brazilian barbecue meats and other local delicacies. You can... More 

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Additional Information about Plataforma

Address: Address: Rua Adalberto Ferreira 32 | Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Lagoa
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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