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Address: Rua Adalberto Ferreira 32 | Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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Aimed at tourists

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Holon, Israel
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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Tabriz, Iran
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were disappointed with the show. I could barely stay to end. Although the customs were nice, I did not like the show as it was amateurish.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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 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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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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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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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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