Pedra do Sal, Rio de Janeiro

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Step into the heart of Rio's Little Africa at Pedra do Sal, a vibrant quarter for socializing, music, and street parties. With regular live samba performances, the area offers a historic setting to enjoy music and dance for fans of samba and choro. Various musicians and artists perform in the open-air space centered on a tiny plaza. Originally a quilombo village, the neighborhood grew around an old slave market and many of its residents are descendants of freed slaves. Plan your visit to Pedra do Sal and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Rio de Janeiro tour planning app .
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  • The pedra do sal is a historical region in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Being the cradle of Samba, sings and enchants with its riches. Emphasis on the photographic and gastronomic tour, without forgetting of course the famous samba wheels that take place throughout the year and are free!
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  • I went in one day of samba. Excellent sound, cold beer in the bucket. Just buy with money. Make new friends.
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  • Now that summer ta approaching, the pedra do sal will be better and better! But if you don't like crowded places, it's not for you. The bars and stalls around has a price and good service, the roda de samba animates any one, is a great place to make friends with people from all over, including gringos
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  • Really good music. But really crowded. Be careful with your belongings
  • One of the finest place to hear live Samba, outdoor, in a very unique spot. On Fridays and Sunday (if it's not raining)
  • A wonderful mixing people specially Monday night. A wonderful setting with some of the best roots samba you will hear in Rio.
  • This place is cool. You can have cheap drinks and good Brazilian music in the streets. It's not a fancy place but you can have lots of fun without having to spend much money. The bad thing about it is that it can be a little bit dangerous. But since you keep an eye in your purse, it's fine.
  • Must-go for those looking for a really awesome Rio experience.

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