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Address: Rua Adalberto Ferreira 32 | Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22441-040, Brazil
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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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What to say about the show??Humm?? I'd have to say we wouldn't go again.Having said that however we did enjoy parts of it. The dinner was good and the costumes were wonderful... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not able to be in Rio for Carnaval? No problem, take in the Plataforma Samba Show. It features some of the costumes used in previous Carnaval parades. There is also some singing and dancing along with some acrobats who simulate Brazilian fighting. The show traces a history in Brazil. It is both entertaining and informative.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What to say about the show??Humm?? I'd have to say we wouldn't go again.Having said that however we did enjoy parts of it. The dinner was good and the costumes were wonderful. But after the first 45 minutes the glitz began to wear off and the show seemed to drag.

Thank easterntreker
Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Plataforma show is a great way to experience the samba, music, costumes and excitement of Carnaval if you can't be there. The show features some great young dancers and fantastic costumes. The show never stops and you feel the vibrations of the music on stage. Seating is a little strange. Our "great" floor seats had us sitting about 10... More 

Thank RickyD23
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

The show was amazing a it told a story of Brazilian history through dance. Me and my mother really enjoyed the show. The price of drinks are a bit high, as well as the pictures they take of you. I wouldn't call it a tourist trap, because you come to see the show and take back pictures of your trip.... More 

Thank Simi04
Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 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 

Thank Tony C
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 

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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)

Thank Eric W
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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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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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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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