In comparison with the best convention centers in the world, Riocentro has more than 500 thousand m² with approximately 98 thousand m² in built-up area.
Riocentro is consolidated as the best event venue in the country by offering four pavilions, one convention center, one amphitheater and one hotel.
Located in front of Parque dos Atletas and next to Vila Olímpica (Olympic Village), within an area which is widely served by public transportation, Riocentro received 02 BRT stations, in front of its main entrance gate.
Abelardo Bueno and Salvador Allende avenues, the main routes to access Riocentro, have been duplicated in order to have fi ve lanes in each direction. The project directly benefi ted urban mobility, improving traffic flow and traffic capacity in the area, mainly at rush hours. In order to get to Riocentro, people from all neighborhoods have several alternatives. In addition to the expanded access, new routes have been created. The main access to Barra da Tijuca, through the South Zone, has also been duplicated. And for those who come from the South Zone to Riocentro by public transportation, it is possible to take the subway that integrates with the lines of Transoeste and Transolimpica.
But for those coming from the West Zone or Lowlands, there is Transolimpica lines transporting passengers to the new BRT stations. This easy access also applies for those coming to Riocentro through Tom Jobin International Airport, Linha Vermelha or Linha Amarela expressways. Being integrated, the routes lead to the venue in a practical and fast way.
One of the greatest legacies from the Olympic Games to Riocentro, the Transolímpica expressway, might transport 70 thousand passengers per day. This corridor will be the fi rst integrating with other two already existing ones (Transoeste and Transcarioca), increasing the options to passengers. This means that a large part of the city will be interconnected by these new access routes. While Transoeste on Avenida das Américas connects the whole West Zone to Barra da Tijuca and to the subway network, Transolímpica has 18 BRT stations and two terminals, one on Avenida Salvador Allende and Avenida Abelardo Bueno, a few meters from Riocentro, and another one on Avenida das Américas in Recreio neighboorhood.
Av. Salvador Allende, 6555
Barra da Tijuca – Rio de Janeiro – RJ – Brasil
Tel: +55 (21) 2441-9100 // Fax: +55 (21) 2441-9398