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Rua Adalberto Ferreira 32 | Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Lagoa)
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Ranked #271 of 488 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It is a nice show with different dances from Brazil, no explanation given. I found them interesting, the costumes were wonderful but I just wish the dancers were a little more coordinated and displayed a higher level of energy, only few of them seemed happy to be there. Near the end this guy (host?) welcomed us to Rio (at the... More

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Rogers, Arkansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Great way to see the costumes & dancing of Carnival. It is a tourist only location but still an enjoyable experience. The drinks are expensive (like may $14) but your on vacation. Relax, have a caipirinha,get your picture with the performers & have fun.

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Clonmel, Ireland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

Would give it ZERO if possible dreadfully expensive and very poor. Customers are fantastic, but overall the most disappointing part of our holiday through Argentina and Rio.

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