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Centro Cultural Carioca

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Address: Rua do Teatro 37, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20050-190, Brazil
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+55(21) 2252-6468

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Differently from many bars round Lapa, this one seems to have more local customers and fewer tourists, which is great. The food and drinks are also cheaper! There are dance... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2012
Sao Carlos, Brazil
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2012

Great place - very local with great music. However, our credit card number was stolen & someone charged thousands of dollars on it. We know it happened at this club because it was the last time we used the card before leaving the country and someone else in our group had the same problem. Don't give them your credit card... More 

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Sao Carlos, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2012

Differently from many bars round Lapa, this one seems to have more local customers and fewer tourists, which is great. The food and drinks are also cheaper! There are dance teachers around who give a great show and may even dance with you! We saw Grupo Semente, simply great!

1 Thank SolangeSC
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2011

Cool bar, usually packed with people just enjoying themselves. No teenagers, ages 30 to 40.

2 Thank PedroM0
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2011

We were excited about our private samba lesson with Isnard, but he even beat our expectations! In just about an hour, our hesitant husbands (the lesson was for 2 couples) were having fun and really relaxed, trying new steps and talking to Isnard and his colleague. The lesson took part in a studio that was going to host a samba... More 

1 Thank medmom2002
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2011

Saw Teresa Christina here in Dec on a recommendation and had a great night - all the windows on one side open up to allow night air in and all the buildings opposite are lit up to give a dramatic outook. The band were superb with it seemed many people knowing every word, so we had surround sound at times.... More 

1 Thank MrDeeGee

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Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born. With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living proof that the old and the new can live together harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where all major companies house their offices. However, the region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that used to serve as a residence for governors of Brazil, can be found here. Pedra do Sal, a Monday night street party, is also in this neighbourhood. This landmark is the birthplace of samba and is famous for its “roda de sambas” (“dance circles”). Stop in for one and get closer to discovering where Brazilian happiness comes from.
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