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Plataforma

Rua Adalberto Ferreira 32 | Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Lagoa)
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Ranked #314 of 495 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
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Type: Performances, Theaters
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Plataforma Samba Show represents the rhythmic and colorful dances of Brazilian folklore, often featuring the prior year's Carnival winning Samba... more » 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. « less
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Jenkintown, PA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Simple, fun, entertaining, involving, colorful and humourous. Didn't have dinner there but just went for the okay. 1.5 hours flew so fast. Loved every minute of it.

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Barendrecht, The Netherlands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you want to get an impression of the different cultural winds in Brasil, this is a must! For R$160 entrance fee this is rather expensive evening program, however the performing individuals show so much enthusiasm that it almost seems authentic. Please do not expect any quality restaurant or even a drinkable caipirinha - stay with the bottled drinks.... Hotels... More

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Simi Valley, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

One of only a few remaining Samba Shows in RIO. We ended up going to a restaurant nearby the theater and had a good meal. We then headed over to the theater. Since we were there early and there was only two of us we asked to be seated in the balcony. Great decision. We were seated right at the... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

In spite of having read the bad reviews as well, I had some kind of notion that while visiting Rio in august, we should still be able to get a glimpse of the Carnival feel. Well it would have been better to just watch a youtube clip! We were picked up at the hotel at 19.00 and brought to a... More

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

enjoyed the cultural representation of Brazil!Great costumes!Great dancers!Also enjoyed the various sets....good times! As for the food before the show, it was average....however if you are in Rio, it's a must see!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Absolute rip off. Worse than a High School performance. Had to get out and take a taxi back.Do not waste your time or money. A glass of water is $6.50.

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White Plains, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Unless you have nothing better to do, this show is not worth the time or money. Tired venue and very hot. Cast gives it a solid effort, make gymnasts very good, but overall the show was pretty rundown. Some dancing and costumes with interspersed cabaret acts. Not worth it.

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