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Address: Rua Marques de Sapucai, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: +55(21)2976-7310
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Samba!!!

Pass by this place, its crazy how passionate the Cariocas are for those Samba Schools competitions! I didn't visited during "Carnaval", but I just can imagine thousands of people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Interesting construction that hosts the carnival when they parade but when there is no carnival it feels pointless to visit it. Only go there if you have some extra time in Rio.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

If you have the chance of seen the Carnival in Rio its something different and joyful, specially outside of the Sambodromo, where the party last longer and the fun its endless but this place has its magic during Carnival and without it. During the off months, you can still visit the place and rent some outfits to take some really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Pass by this place, its crazy how passionate the Cariocas are for those Samba Schools competitions! I didn't visited during "Carnaval", but I just can imagine thousands of people cheering, screaming & dancing for their respective Schools...Samba Carioca!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

During carnival there are exuberant parades of various samba schools in the Sambodromo. Starting at 21 h each school has one hour to pass by and show off before the jury in section 8. Tourists normally sit in section 9 in front of the jury. To get to Sambodromo, located on the street of Marquez de Sapucai, opt for a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I have been here alone during the Carnivale and great to visit the place and imagine the event - we also saw preparations for a weekend event that was going to take place

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Our tour bus stopped for a few minutes by the side of the Sambodromo, and the tour guide went to great length to explain how the Carnival parade takes place. It must be a very exciting time for her and others in Rio.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We took a day trip exploring the highlights of Rio and was whizzed past here. It looked completely barren and grey during the day unlike a few nights before when colour, music and dancing was central to the experience. Well worth seeing Carnaval but wouldn't make an effort to see this place otherwise.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

A must do - visit the Sambodromo in Rio where the Carnivale takes place - a grandstand fringed theatre that is about 600 metres long. Obviously far more colour in February when it is on, but visit anytime, dress up in the Carnivale outfits and pretend you are there! A great experience.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I was not there during the carnaval time. I passed by the building and didn't find it interesting and far away from interesting sites.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

First the positives....insert incredible/ly in front of the following...colorful, vibrant, friendly, spectacular, amazing, mind blowing. DON'T buy the cheapest tickets, ie back of Section 12, make sure you get a seat, not the bleachers, try not to use the bathrooms, bit hard because the parade can go all night! Then there are the transport/ transfers, we took the subway and... More 

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