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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  • My first time there and we were just amazed by the vibrant and colorful Rio de Janeiro. That was what I was looking for as local experience. But be close to the group who is playing because of the cro...  more »
  • Straight samba street parties, block to block! We loved it. Had the biggest, strongest caipirinha from a street vendor in my life. Can't wait to return to Brazil to hit this area again.  more »
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  • Amazing community !!! We visited the place with a Tour Guide we found on Airbnb website and booked and Afro-Brazilian history tour and WOW!!!! We loved the area and the history behind it. THAIS did an amazing job and felt so proud of her as a young Woman of color trying to make hers and her ancestors history visible . Pedra do Sal is a must if you want to u understand the complexity of Rios and Brazils history.
  • A particular street or zone where you can see or feel slaves carried salt on their shoulders
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