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Address: Rua Adalberto Ferreira 32 | Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22441-040, Brazil
Phone Number: 22744022
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

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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Vibrant and colourful

This could be seen as a tourist trap and to some extent I guess it is but in defence it a colourful show with lots of energy and enthusiasm from the cast to make this an enjoyable... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tony C
Bedford, United Kingdom
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This could be seen as a tourist trap and to some extent I guess it is but in defence it a colourful show with lots of energy and enthusiasm from the cast to make this an enjoyable 90mins. This doesn't start to late and you need to eat before you get there as only drinks are served. The show outlines... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We had very little time in Rio but wanted to watch some Samba and the only place available at this time was Plataforma (Ginga Tropical was closed). Though it is said to be very touristy and though it's annoying when they try to sell you photos with the performers, though it's pricey, it was still totally worth it. The dances... More 

Thank Lolita D
Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

We went to see a samba show to plataforma. The show start late about 10 pm. What was off putting is the aggression of the organizers in selling pictures. The show was ok and some performances were actually good. But people trying to sell photos even during the performances really didn't help. I think the show is overpriced and over... More 

1 Thank Bashiradmani
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

The show was fun and full of energy, and the girls are beautiful who are performing. Just wish the show followed some sort of story or had an MC to explain what was going to happen next. Still worth the experience and helps if you really get into the show (clap along, or dance)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

This is the third visit my wife and I have made to the Plataforma show over a 16 year period. Lots of tour groups can organise for you (we just booked via our hotel) and also offer an accompanying dinner- at extra cost. Alternatively you can make your own way. Show starts it 10:00pm and runs for 90 minutes. Lots... More 

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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

This was a very entertaining show with dancing, music and a little humor. I'm deducting a point only because the performers don't sing the songs that play. There IS some live drumming and music performed during the acts, but some of the dancing and singing is to recordings.

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Huntington Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

The performers really put their hearts into their performances, and the overall experience had some charm. The show could benefit from improved production quality and some investment in the costumes and sets. The ambience was a bit touristy, with constant upselling for photos and overpriced drinks.

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

The exchange was decent so it wasn't that expensive. The guys are the best part of the show. The costumes at the end are gorgeous to give an idea of what real carnival is like. The girls dancing wasn't that impressive. Overall, a nice show and nice night out seeing something different.

Thank GinaDx
Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

I generally don't like to give bad reviews, but this was a disappointment while visiting Brazil. I've seen before some reviews and advertising about this Samba show, giving a taste of Carnival. Is true there were some Carnival costumes at the end, and tiny bit of samba, but that wasn't at all what was advertised. Maybe if I wouldn't have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

Reviews said tired and dancers not smiling - yes the theatre is old and close up there were some ladders in the tights but come on ... The dancers especially the men worked really hard; the capoeira was amazing, the samba fast and furious and the costumes elaborate - where else would you see Brazilian dances and traditions in one... More 

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In addition to being one of the most upscale neighbourhoods in the city, Leblon is charming, elegant and simple. This posh area has some of the most famous and expensive restaurants in Brazil, along with some of the city’s best nightlife (including some places open all night). One of the best places to visit is the beach, located under the impressive “Morro Dois Irmãos” (Two Brothers Hill). It’s a pleasant place to relax and admire the local beauty.
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