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Cidade do Samba

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Cidade do Samba

Cidade do Samba (Portuguese, Samba City) is a complex of buildings in Gamboa (Rio de Janeiro), where Samba schools prepare for carnival. About fourteen of the major samba schools have a warehouse in the complex.

Warehouse Samba school
2 União da Ilha
3 Portela
4 Grande Rio
5 Vila Isabel
6 Porto da Pedra
7 São Clemente
8 Salgueiro
10 Mocidade
11 Beija-Flor
12 Unidos da Tijuca
13 Mangueira
14 Imperatriz

February 2011 fire

On the early morning of Monday February 7, 2011, four weeks before carnival, a fire broke out in the buildings. The warehouses contain many costumes and floats, often composed with inflammable materials. Some 8400 costumes and twenty floats, belonging to three samba schools, might be lost[1][2]


  1. ^ Globo: incendio destruiu 8400 fantasias dizem escolas do rio (pt)
  2. ^ DAily Telegraph: Fire destroys Rios Samba City ahead of carnival

See also

  • Site of Cidade do Samba (pt)

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