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Address: Rua Adalberto Ferreira 32 | Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22441-040, Brazil
Phone Number: 22744022
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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.

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1 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

With the help of Rio Turismo Radical, i was able to take 33 musicians to the show at Plataforma. Since they had never seen music from the different states of Brasil, i thought it was very well put together. I am a musician and half brazilian. The show starts with the arrival of the slaves and how the rhythm and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

The evening was stretched-out to accommodate number of photo opportunities. No disguising this is a tourist attraction. Plenty of colour. It's a box ticked. Children enjoyed the carnival costumes.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

It wasn't what we expected really. We actually wanted to see some good real Samba dancing but there was very little in the show. It's a big colorful production with great costuming and a lot like what you might see at Carnival. Several of the performers were pretty good so it wasn't a bad show but it did feel a... More 

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Staying in Leblon

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Leblon
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.