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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 #267 of 480 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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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

enjoyed the cultural representation of Brazil!Great costumes!Great dancers!Also enjoyed the various sets....good times! As for the food before the show, it was average....however if you are in Rio, it's a must see!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Absolute rip off. Worse than a High School performance. Had to get out and take a taxi back.Do not waste your time or money. A glass of water is $6.50.

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White Plains, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Unless you have nothing better to do, this show is not worth the time or money. Tired venue and very hot. Cast gives it a solid effort, make gymnasts very good, but overall the show was pretty rundown. Some dancing and costumes with interspersed cabaret acts. Not worth it.

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It is a nice show with different dances from Brazil, no explanation given. I found them interesting, the costumes were wonderful but I just wish the dancers were a little more coordinated and displayed a higher level of energy, only few of them seemed happy to be there. Near the end this guy (host?) welcomed us to Rio (at the... More

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Rogers, Arkansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Great way to see the costumes & dancing of Carnival. It is a tourist only location but still an enjoyable experience. The drinks are expensive (like may $14) but your on vacation. Relax, have a caipirinha,get your picture with the performers & have fun.

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Clonmel, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

Would give it ZERO if possible dreadfully expensive and very poor. Customers are fantastic, but overall the most disappointing part of our holiday through Argentina and Rio.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I go with my group to Plataforma every year. It's pricey but a lot of fun. Set your expectations for Rio's version of Vegas. This year the show got a costume upgrade, even though most of the performers are the same from last year. The show is tons of fun and there is a lot of talent. This year they... More

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Canberra
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

We had booked then read reviews on trip advisor. Went with very low expectations. BUT meal, service and ambience were good. Venue was ok Show was fantastic, performers worked at such a High level to entertain. Costumes and dance/athletic moves were outstanding Musicians and singers were fabulous I think there is a conspiracy out there to denigrate this show??

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South East London
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81 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This show is OK and worth visit but it is all very glitzy and rather contrived. The costumes are amazing but there could have been more made of the fact that it told the history of Brazil. We had to work that out for ourselves and what each sketch was actually about. The drinks were expensive and the photographers are... More

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Brisbane
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We went with a tour of around 35 people in January 2014. We had the (almost compulsory) photo taken of ourselves with a few of the show's performers (20RL). We sat on wooden seats at wooden tables. The 2 hour show gave us a snapshot of Samba dancing - in different eras both in the past and current. There was... More

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