Pedra do Sal, Rio de Janeiro

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
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. Before you head to Rio de Janeiro, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Rio de Janeiro tour planner, to make sure you see all that Rio de Janeiro has to offer, including Pedra do Sal.
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  • Delicious with good samba and cold beer, with beautiful people. Place at the foot of the hill with a huge stone. People get around the samba de mesa that is perfect
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  • for those who want to reuniir after work in the Centre is a good thing. drink cheap, cool, relaxed samba. Just can't drive, hard to park nearby.
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  • If you want to see the samba ice-cold beer, eat the meals typical Brazilian and much fun be sure to go to the Pedra do Sal.
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  • Quite frankly one of the best atmospheres in Rio. Go there on a Monday or Friday and be prepared to dance your socks off to great live samba till late at night.
  • Great historic spot with live music and unique atmosphere. The samba band plays on Fridays and Mondays, starting at about 7.30pm. (Not sure what exactly happens on other nights of the week though). Gets very busy so I recommend arriving before 8pm to get a good spot on the rock overlooking the action. Plenty of vendors selling drinks and street food. Also, a couple of very cosy looking restaurants serving hot meals next door on Largo Sao Fransisco da Prainha. Lots of taxis outside on the main road to take you home. Highly recommended!
  • Great place to start your night in Rio, nice music lot of bar around.
  • Known for its parties with a fine mix of brazilians and strangers (most of the time exchange students)
  • Lugar simpático
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