You have finally decided to come to Rio, but do you know what to do? There are inumerous interesting things to do in Rio,
like the Corcovado- Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf, and the Ipanema and Copacabana beaches
. But what about Samba after carnival is over? Now Carnival in Rio is never over: Read below a recent "invention" within the tourist industry in Rio:
Samba City in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
, became one of the most looked after tourist attractions in Rio de Janeiro. It occupies an area of 114.000 sq. meters, built in the port district by the City Hall, at Rua Rivadavia Correa 60, Gamboa, a district neighboring downtown.
Even the choice of its location was carefully planned for the thematic city: The area where the Samba City was built was considered to be a "Sacred Ground
" in the beginning of the century, since the Carioca samba was originally born there.
The triangle, which includes the districts of Saúde, Santo Cristo and Gamboa has a great concentration of the City´s popular culture, notably the personalities and entities, linked to the Carioca Carnaval
The design of Samba City forms a geometrical figure
, with factories surrounding the main square. They seem like parts of a group, linking hands, forming a large circle. It is as if the world of the samba were embracing its ancestors, who were around here during the 17th and 18th centuries, bringing the art of African dance and music, to be incorporated today to Brazilian
The thematic city will transform Samba School activities into a permanent practice. More than a tourist attraction, Samba City has become a production center of genuine Brazilian art.
SOME OF THE NUMBERS OF SAMBA FACTORY
. gates measuring 10m wide by 7.5m high allow the passage of the allegoric floats fully assembled.
. Sewing ateliers, hat fashioning room, adornment room and the workshops for polystyrene and fiber glass modeling are located on the highest floor of 2.700m2
. A cargo elevator services all four stories.
. The 12m high ceiling ( void ) assure that the allegories can be assembled in their real size.
. From an outside sidewalk, the visitor will go through all factories, watching the allegories construction from an 8m high balcony.
PERMANENT CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
There are varied activities during the week at the Samba City.
If you need more infomation, please call the phones: (21) 2213-2503 or (21) 2213-2546 or access their site at www.cidadedosambarj.com.br.
We are sure you will have lot´s of fun visiting this magical world of Samba in Rio.
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