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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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Wanted to love it but it was not great

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!!

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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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Naples, Italy
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The Plataforma Show includes more than 30 brilliantly costumed dancers and musicians and a mix of percussion, samba dance and capoeira. It is mostly a well-curated show for tourists who could get an idea of the Carnival atmosphere. Maybe a little bit expensive.

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We went here with a cruise ship excursion, but what was most annoying was the fact that we sat there for 1.5 hours before the show started waiting for them to ask us if we wanted drinks, taking pictures, etc., By the time the show started we were bored out of our minds. The show was very good, costumes were... More 

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Sherman Oaks, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The venue was not what you will expect the show to be BUT as you enter, the sight of tall, tanned, beautiful costumed dancers greeting to pose with them in pictures might shock some but amuse others! The dancers' costumes are so colorful they mimic the iconic CARNABAL. The whole show was so exotically different . It is indeed quite... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Awesome show. The venue hasn't been renovated since it was built a 100 years ago I'd say which lets it down. Dingy place but the performers were great.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We booked the show via Viator web site and were not disappointed. Nice costumes, great music, unforgettable experience. We booked a show with dinner before the show in a different venue. The dinner was Ok if you like beef from grill. There was not too many options for chicken breast and veggies lovers. So skip the dinner if you are... More 

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cannock
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Having read reviews we wondered whether to go or not. As we're not planning on revisiting Rio we opted to go. So, does the venue look tired and in need of renovation....Yes. Are dancers rolled out for photo ops in order to sell them to you later.....Yes. Are the drinks prices way offer the top.....Yes (take your own water, we... More 

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Queensland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We did this tour while visiting Rio as part of the organised entertainment of our trip. The show seemed quite amateurish and be warned they grab you for photos (a plastic plate with your photo ) and hit you for drinks - without a price list! However, that said, you need to realise that what you are seeing is a... More 

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