Your visit to Rio de Janeiro may be motivated by the most diverse reasons, but undoubtedly the Carnival in Rio is one that motivates many of the visitors to travel to this city. While in the years to come Rio de Janeiro will also be important for a couple international sporting events, such as the 2014 World Cup or the Olympic Games of 2016, Carnival remains one of the main reasons for visiting.
When you visit Rio out of Carnival season, the atmosphere can be enjoyed anyway through the wide range of Samba events available in Rio de Janeiro. Samba is a rhythm that originates not in Rio but northeast of Brazil, in Bahia. It is influenced by the religious traditions of West Africa, from where much of the slave population of Brazil arrived – in times of the colony.
There are many options for enjoying Samba in Rio de Janeiro. First of all, you can always arrange local accommodation in Rio. Check our website for options of local accommodation in Rio de Janeiro.
Browse through the different options of available local accommodation in Rio for the number of travellers you are and time and length of stay you enter on your search. You can display results by price, recommendations received or distance to a place of your choice. You can also narrow your search for displaying results only for a specific price range or neighborhood; as well as based on the services they offer. This way, you can easily find a cool room by the beach or even, if you’re not entirely into the holiday apartment rental, you can find offers of a bed and breakfast for 2 in the heart of Rio.
What follows is a list of samba venues available for your days and nights in Rio de Janeiro:
• Carioca da Gema (Avenida Mem de Sa, 79. Lapa) has the best of samba and Brazilian popular music in general, accompanied by their delicious dishes, cachaça and other beverages. At night, the tables and chairs on the ground floor are removed, turning it into a dance floor, while the mezzanine allows for quietly sitting and enjoying the atmosphere.
• Casa Rosa (Rua Alice, 550. Laranjeiras) enjoys a diverse audience, with two dance floors, three bars and two areas with tables and chairs. Feijoada is served on Sundays on a stone table. Also on Sundays you can enjoy a samba rueda performance in the back yard. Live shows take place on the dance floor 1.
• Lapa 40 ° (Rua do Riachuelo, 97. Lapa) is located in the homonymous bohemian neighborhood of Rio. It has a program combining music, pool and "gafieira" dance.
• Rio Scenarium (Rua do Lavradio, 20. Lapa) has a three-story building in the old historic center of Rio de Janeiro. This place blends the concepts of bar and restaurant with antique decor and furnishings. They offer snacks and dishes for dinner, plus live Brazilian music for listening and dancing.
• Sambodromo (Praça da Apoteose - Rua Marques de Sapucaí, S / N. Central) is the birthplace of the Carioca Carnival and main center for Samba in Rio de Janeiro. Designed by the architect Oscar Niemeyer, the Sambodromo was created as permanent urban space to display the traditional spectacle of the parade of samba schools. This was also the venue where severalinternational shows have taken place in the past, including Bon Jovi, Kiss, The Rolling Stones, Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), Pearl Jam, Roxette, Santana, Jack Johnson, Nirvana, Radiohead, Elton John, Coldplay, Guns N 'Roses.
• Trapiche (Rua Sacadura Cabral, 155. Gamboa) has a good music program that includes samba dancers from Tuesday to Saturday, plus great music and dishes including tasty snacks are available everyday.
With your local accommodation in Rio, rest safely and relax after your night of samba. You’ll be able to sleep in and wake up on your cool room by the beach or bed and breakfast for 2 in the heart of Rio. Enjoy all of Rio de Janeiro samba!