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Walked from the Parque Olimpico. Easy walk however there were no signs on how to get between... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2016
Rodney C
Hobart, Australia
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Attending conference

I attended WONCA conference. The place is huge, very hot & humid outside the conference rooms... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2016
Wafa H
Amman - Jordan
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16 Nov 2016
“Attending conference”
9 Nov 2016
“Think on worst place to be in Rio! Certainly here!! ”
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

I attended WONCA conference. The place is huge, very hot & humid outside the conference rooms, & very cold inside the rooms. The floor is not regular, it is made of large stones in one place & small stones in the other part. So be...More

1  Thank Wafa H
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

I've participated the Wonca congress recently that took place in Riocentro. Here I will just mention about the Riocentro facilities. It is one old, ugly, overheated and giant place in the middle of nowhere in Rio - Barra. So, we didn't actually have any option...More

1  Thank tuleic
Reviewed 13 September 2016

As the largest convention center in South America, Rio Centro was known for hosting international exhibitions and trade shows before becoming a venue for the Olympic Games. In fact this was the site of the United Nations 1992 Conference on Enivironment and Development known as...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Walked from the Parque Olimpico. Easy walk however there were no signs on how to get between venues. Walked west to the hotel, then through car park towards the lake, crossed the road and continued south west on the footpath next to the highway. Crossed...More

Thank Rodney C
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is apparently one of the largest convention centers in South America, but it is in a rather inconvenient location. Attending some olympic sporting events during my stay in Rio de Janeiro, Riocentro exhibition center was not easy to reach even with the "infrastructure upgrades"...More

1  Thank ItsATouristTrap
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Visited there during Arnold`s event. Simply huge, with a great parking lot and air conditioning system (needed specially on summer).

Thank vanessariedel
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

After visiting several convention centers in the world, this is by far my worst experience. From the uncomfortable entrance with the drunks, taxi drivers and scalpers, to the huge parking lot you have to walk through to get in. We had to meet with suppliers...More

Thank Morisj23
Reviewed 31 August 2012

The worst feature, is that the parking ios very far and at the oposite side from the entrance. Also far from everywhere and in a region still a bit empty

3  Thank Luibar
Reviewed 20 January 2012

A desert convention center in a desolate place. Unless there is a convention actually taking place here, do not even bother.

2  Thank Frederico N
Reviewed 28 December 2011

The place is in Barra, long drive from most the city. The place is quite large, like any serious convention center should be, and host many different conferences. No good hotels close to the location, and one can only reach by car or bus. More...More

6  Thank PedroM0
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