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Largo Joao da Baiana | Saude, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20081-120, Brazil
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty cool thing to experience, a lot of locals, good food, good drinks, and great music. I thought there would be more dancing, but that is ok because the vibe was so chill and friendly! Check their FB page for info on start time!

1  Thank Amanda R
Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

Awesome Monday night fun! We didn’t really plan on doing anything Monday night- but our tour guide earlier in the day suggested we visit Pedra do Sal. Boy did we have fun! Great tunes/ dancing to the drums!

Thank Lanez P
Reviewed January 4, 2018

Do your research before you go, since it seems like the schedule might have changed. I was told that Pedra do Sal is a great place to enjoy a real samba on Mondays and Fridays, so I decided to check it out. I was also...More

5  Thank Cassandra095
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

We went to Pedra do sal on a monday night, and it was crazy. Live music, lots of people in the street and small shops were you can buy drinks everywhere.Most of the people were locals, with a few tourists. If you want to go...More

4  Thank Robin A
Reviewed August 17, 2017

Great place to enjoy a real samba and get along with such followers; all kind of brazilian food and beverages are available along Rua Sao Francisco da Prainha...recommended going there earlier to get a great spot to see all from a little bit up at...More

Thank Jorge Luis H
Reviewed August 8, 2017

It couldn't get more local than this! When you think of Rio street party scene, this place best delivers it. No pretense. Just pure samba lovin'!!! Best way to celebrate Monday nights. Caipirinhas are more expensive than Lapa and crowd can get too tight, but...More

1  Thank Joseph Z
Reviewed June 21, 2017

The spot is in a region known as Little Africa (from Praça Mauá to Cidade Nova) and it was originally a quilombo village. Ths spot is also known as the place where urban carioca samba started. You have to make sure you rad the place...More

1  Thank FernandaTelles
Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

We had a blast going to Pedra do Sal. There many street stands selling food and drinks. There is live music, people dancing in the street. I really enjoyed the atmosphere.

Thank Julian G
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Not only a former slave trade site, but also the birthplace of samba. Full of historical buildings around and cultural events from time to time.

1  Thank Gianluca P
Reviewed December 17, 2016

Carman Miranda, the samba singer with fruit filled hats started here in the 1920s. This ally is ground zero of samba. You can feel it in the walls. On Monday nights the bands, the food, the dancers come for an all out party.

2  Thank Stuart B
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Response from VG1958 | Reviewed this property |
We went by taxi because safety reasons. I don't remember how much the taxi was (probably not so expensive as to remember). At Pedra do Sal itself there are a lot of policemen and it feels safe but if you go by bus/metro... More
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