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Address: Rua Adalberto Ferreira 32 | Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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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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This is promoted as the samba show of the town. However, the dancing part is very limited, there are many costumes if you want to see that. If you go with a tour, they normally... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is promoted as the samba show of the town. However, the dancing part is very limited, there are many costumes if you want to see that. If you go with a tour, they normally need to pick guest in many stops. So if you stay at the north part of the Copacabana beach, you may spend about 2 hours... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The worst experience ever. Poor quality of facilities, instruments, dresses and costumes - cheap cheap cheap and one more time cheap. The dancers - well can one call them dancers??? This is a disgrace for Brazil to present such a low level of entry level 'dancers', musicians and 'entertainment'. I would say I had enaugh after 20 minutes and stayed... More 

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Puerto Rico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Alright so, we can divide this show in two. The part with live music and the part with the dancing. The live batucada and samba segments were cool, but only lasted about 1/4 of the show. The rest is choreographed dancing to a disc and the dancers are either completely lost or look like they absolutely despise their lives. The... More 

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Luzon, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Well if you want to see the samba show go and watch at plataforma samba show. A variety of samba dances, costumes and get a feel of carnivale. It is a must see show in Rio de janeiro.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Magnificent folkloric show of samba, rhythms from Bahia, capoeira, among others. The artists are very much professional.Beautiful mulata girls. Spacious and comfortable home,big stage. I go to Plataforma very often and I strongly recomend this show. Is electrifying and of course you will dance samba !

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Haifa, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

As compared to the expectations for such performance in Rio de Janeiro in particular, we had great disappointment. The performance is boring, far from professional dancing, costumes seem to be old and not well maintained. I would save the time and money and go to a good restaurant or dance bar in downtown.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

I went with a lot of expectations expecting a spectacular performance. My expectations were just that - expectations. The stage and props were weary and tired. The artistes more so. I spotted two lady performers who did not even make an attempt to smile or dance they were like props on stage. The boys were enthusiastic with their cartwheels and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I am happy that the performance and Brazilian barbecue dinner was on our guided tour's itinerary. The dinner was average at best as I had better Brazilian barbecue experience back home in the US, but I found the samba dance performances energetic and the costumes extravagant. The show will likely appeal to first time visitors with relatively short stay in... More 

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Holon, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This rather expensive show is meant for tourists. The samba is there and also the extravagant costumes but it is a poor musical experience. Go there is you want to take a picture with the dancers and see some relics of the carnival. Definitely not worth the price.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We really wanted to see a samba show so we booked this. The price (around $150USD) seemed like a lot when we were making the booking but we thought we're here so we might as well. We dressed up and went to the show...only to be hugely disappointed. The venue was far from what I expected having paid that much... More 

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