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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 #213 of 469 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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San Francisco, California
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243 reviews 243 reviews
54 attraction reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is the standard samba palace that all the tour guides will send you to, and that all the tour groups go to. It seems like it's been around a hundred years, although of course it's more like only (!!) fifty years. It is very reminiscent of a similarly old place in Havana, Cuba, called La Tropicana. Only Tropicana has... More

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gibraltar
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We arrived at 8:45pm from cruise ship we sat on wooden school chairs and for 1 1/2 hours 2 dancers visited every guest to take their photo with you then during the show which starts at 10:00 they try selling the photo on cheap plastic ash tray type things. Paid $149 dollars and 1 drink included. Show was average when... More

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Dallas TX
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We enjoyed the show and the local entertainment, especially the acrobats. The facility is quite dated and in dire need of some sprucing up. We were fortunate to go on a night where it wasn't too crowded. I believe it's worth seeing to get a feel of the carnival atmosphere but I was put off by the condition of the... More

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England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The show is a great disappointment. The hall is poorly decorated you sit on plastic covered chairs with tacky tables.The costumes are falling apart.There was little dancing just gyrating. There were a couple of good acts but not worth the money.There was a very short samba dance.If you want to see samba go to a samba school.

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

If you like spectacular costumes, very good acrobatics, a folklore story, lively, ear-burstingly loud music and very little good dancing, then go to this show. I was dissappointed because I was led to believe that it was a show of samba dancing (with high levels of costuming - yes) set to appropriate music. It wasn't. It was a folklore show... More

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Antigua, Guatemala
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Great costumes and capoeira performance and some dances but most of it was terrible! One performer was so bad I was embarrassed for him. I would seek an alternative option...

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Wollongong, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

My husband and I wanted to see the Samba dancing...and really wished we had watched it at the Samba school...however the hotel we were staying in recommended the plataforma show. As others have mentioned the stage and venue rundown and sound system terrible. Costumes were bright and colourful and I think the best part were the men doing gymnastics. Really... More

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Chicago
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Unfortunately Plataforma is the only show of this type in Rio. It's been there for a long time and that's obvious. They take there clientele for granted that is also obvious. I visited this place before and I do not believe that in the 17 years since they made any changes or upgrades to the room, stage, lighting, furniture, you... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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187 reviews 187 reviews
90 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I did not expect too much out of Plataforma, knowing full well when I bought tickets that it was going to be very touristy and there would be no audience participation. I had originally wanted to go see the show and dancing at a samba school, but my aunts were tired and did not want to stay out until 3... More

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Torremolinos, Spain
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115 reviews 115 reviews
567 helpful votes 567 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The theatre was so run down--it is hard to describe. the performance was of a C GRADE---off West End or Broadway At times you wondered what next is going to happen to shock you. It was SATURDAY NIGHT with circa 80 people only and had it nor been for a large group of SWISS tourists it would have been very... More

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