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. 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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  • August 10, 2017
    second day of samba in pedra do sal. From 8:00 pm starts getting good but the 11:00 pm still has us coming. the location is wonderful, pure cultural resistance. The artistic interventions on the walls give the charm of the place.
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  • 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 »
  • July 16, 2017
    Attractive Carpenter which is part of the city's tourist itinerary. Along with the Cais do Valongo account a little piece of history. Meeting point of rodas de samba. Worth knowing.
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  • June 3, 2017
    Really good music. But really crowded. Be careful with your belongings
  • April 18, 2017
    One of the finest place to hear live Samba, outdoor, in a very unique spot. On Fridays and Sunday (if it's not raining)
  • March 19, 2017
    A wonderful mixing people specially Monday night. A wonderful setting with some of the best roots samba you will hear in Rio.
  • September 21, 2016
    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.
  • July 18, 2017
    Must-go for those looking for a really awesome Rio experience.

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