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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
Ranked #234 of 329 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Type: Performances, Theaters, Other
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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 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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Houston, Texas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
52 helpful votes 52 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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