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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  • In the health district in downtown Rio de Janeiro. It has a famous roda de samba every Monday is Friday. The event is free. On site there is a deposit where sells drinks and snacks (debit card only). In addition to numerous local us drinks stalls (some receive credit card). On Monday the roda de samba ends sooner, but around there are bars and a few townhouses with more samba for those who like to extend up to u later.
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  • The Samba dancers who focus in the middle of the squeezed gandaieiros is a lot of responsibility, playing classics, leave this place very excited. Allow yourself to sambar in tight space, a lot of fun the place. Just be careful with your belongings, a lot of people with various interests.
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  • I went in June of 2017, and it was a great time. Diversity of cultures and very nice party. I was like a little and decided to return... I returned in January 2018 and the experience was not good. The police at 1.30 am, pulls out all the people and ruined the party. Not is if it was something timely or what, but I didn't... At least I stay with the feeling that, in June, was one of my best experiences in Rio.
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  • Amazing place to chill. Go there on Monday night, there is "roda de samba", where you can enjoy good typical Brazilian music, dance, have a drink and meet a bunch of friendly people.
  • Fun, open street, party... beautiful local people and good prices. Go there to have funk and samba with the locals.
  • Great brazilian atmosphere vibe, chilled environment with nice cultural samba.
  • THE BEST LIVE SAMBA AND STREET FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE
  • Hard to access location, but fun once you get there. However, be warned the place is not the cleanest and not the most organized thing.
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