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22 Jan 2018
“not very nice”
24 Jul 2017
“Not the Samba expected”
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...more
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Rua Adalberto Ferreira 32 | Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22441-040, Brazil
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Poor costumes, out of date coreography. The sound of the boxes is not good, the songs were not well chosen, but it's got potential.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Luciano L
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

Plataforma was sold to us as an authentic Brazilian samba experience. However, we were quite disappointed and not what we were expecting. For the price of over $110USD per person we were expecting to see a lot flamboyant dancing but were treated to quite a...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank UniqueGlobeTrotter
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

Wanting to get a taste of Brazilian culture, we booked the Plataforma Folkloric Dance with Dinner. There was no specific dress code for this dinner and show, with people wearing casual to smart casual and definitely no shorts. The bus picked us up at our...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank SisaOne
Reviewed April 12, 2017

The theatre is ancient! The music transmission system is very low quality. The costumes and samba dancing is OK but the rest of the show is below par. The show lasts for 90 mins and costs 250 Reals. The seats are uncomfortable. The whole thing...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank michael raymond P
Reviewed April 9, 2017

Costumes very colourful . Seating very uncomfortable . Tickets overpriced . Audience participation at the. end of the show . Photo's are taken on entering the show and sold on to you througout the show .

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Cynthia A
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

The show starts 2200, which is too late. The dancers was okay, but I don't know, I was so sleepy watching the show. Not too many interaction with the audience. And the stage is not the big one. I think the venue must be renewed.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank TirtaDarna
Reviewed March 2, 2017

I had thought I was attending a show consisting of beautiful feathered girls dancing on stage as advertised, but the feathered girls was only a small percentage of the show. Most of the show consisted of men playing drums, sticks, clackers and jumping around the...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank davidvalley2017
Reviewed February 10, 2017

We booked the show without the dinner and it was just 90 minutes long. For a city like Rio, this venue is below average. I had to clean, wipe the wooden table top that we were seated because it was sticky with gunky residue and...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank 4historyandculture
Reviewed January 20, 2017

Colorful, moderately interesting show fitting for a visit to Brazil. It is NOT Radio City Music Hall but provides some local color.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Sal T
Reviewed January 15, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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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
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