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Address: Rua Adalberto Ferreira 32 | Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: 22744022
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Colourful but amateurish

Very colourful and energetic show but boring in parts and rather amateurish in the choreography. The highlight is the Capoeira folk/fight dancing.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Innisfil, Canada

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San Diego, California
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Read all the reviews: They are very accurate. The good: If you are in Rio you and you are not there for Carnival at the Sambadrome then the next best is this show with samba dancers, gigantic costumes or tiny costumes, drums, and the Capoeira. The bad: The theater is poorly laid out; the costumes are old and tattered; girls... More 

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Innisfil, Canada
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194 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very colourful and energetic show but boring in parts and rather amateurish in the choreography. The highlight is the Capoeira folk/fight dancing.

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Thank OntarioTrekker
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent show. Very good buffet dinner. Combination of samba dancing, singing and playing music instruments. Near of Copacabana & Ipanema beaches. Highly recommended.

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1 Thank Carmelo S
Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice show, about 2 hours long. They arrange for pick up and drop off to your hotel. Would definitely recommend to others.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Read loads of reviews went with open mind beautiful girls lots of colourful dancing played drum music For too long and sounded the same Theatre was very old and smelled of pee got bitten by mosquitoes In my opinion they need to refurbish The theatre have better sitting plan And stop trying to sell photos in the middle of performance

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1 Thank asita02
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

While there were parts that were bearable, they were few and far between. This place screamed tourist trap the moment we went in and noticed that the only people in attendance came as part of a tour group. They had women parading in costume to take photos with guests, and then in the middle of the show they would turn... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

When you are on the place like Rio you must see Samba Show. The best opportunity is Sambadrom and the great parade, but it's just one night for a year. Plataforma show is not always good, but there are moments you can feel that mood. Really good drum orchestra with extra Samba power. One or two really good capoeira fighters/dancers.... More 

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

The place is not the nicest or more comfortable, but the show is very good and enjoyable, specially the Gaucho and the musicians. You will enjoy the night. Make Reservations as the place was quite full.

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Kragero, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I wanted to see som brasilian samba culture an was recomended this show from the hotel staff. I went and had a good time and enjoyed the show, dancing and the music. young dancers that gave all, and preformed a good show.

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Newark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We enjoyed watching the dancers perform Samba and especially the Capoeira, and for the most part, the dancers smiled. The acts were a bit cheesy though and the costumes and even stage (curtain) were old and ripped. There was one act where this guy (not sure if he's a Michael Jackson impersonator) kept repeating the same dance and kept shaking... More 

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Leblon
In addition to being one of the most upscale neighbourhoods in the city, Leblon is charming, elegant and simple. This posh area has some of the most famous and expensive restaurants in Brazil, along with some of the city’s best nightlife (including some places open all night). One of the best places to visit is the beach, located under the impressive “Morro Dois Irmãos” (Two Brothers Hill). It’s a pleasant place to relax and admire the local beauty.