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  • Average15%
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Apr 7, 2019
“Cidade Do Samba”
Mar 31, 2016
“A must visit when in Rio”
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Rua Rivadavia Correia 60 | Gamboa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20220-290, Brazil
+55 21 2213-2503
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Reviewed April 7, 2019

This was one of the places where during the carnival time they make floats. We had a fantastic time. We saw how the floats were stored and how the work in progress was. The best part was when we put on costumes and danced around....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Zarin S
Reviewed March 31, 2016

We took a tour of Cidade do Samba and it was awesome to see how the city does Carnival every year. Everyone must see this when in Rio.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Kirsten C
Reviewed April 1, 2015

There are a great variety of floats to admire. The walk about the area was safe and access to the area was easy.

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank princesscruisers
Reviewed March 6, 2015

It's an open air warehouse, make no mistake about that. You walk around and look through the bars to see the floats that are stored there. I thought it was well-worth it to go and see them. You spend 30 min. there and move on....More

Date of experience: February 2015
3  Thank misssaintsomewhere
Reviewed December 30, 2014

We were passengers on the Azamara Journey cruise ship and they had arranged a free private excursion to the City of Rio Samba School where a show was put on for all their passengers, giving the idea of the Carnival. It was a 2-hour show...More

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank cyrilthesquirrel
Reviewed January 31, 2014

There is nothing to see here. You'll waste your time unless you're going to some specific event. Poor food court. Parking available. The surrounding area is under construction.

Date of experience: January 2014
5  Thank Lu_Rio
Reviewed March 23, 2013

nice place where u can have an idea of the preparation of all the activities dealing with the most famous carnival of the world. very recomended it

Date of experience: March 2013
3  Thank born2travelit
Reviewed December 27, 2011

They have once a week a samba show with ladies in samba costumes (passistas) dancing and singing Samba. Arrive early, get a table close to the edges (the place does not have airconditioning and can get really warm if you choose to sit in the...More

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