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  • Sellest
    Bushey, UK4,764 contributions
    Came here a couple of weeks ago with my partner and our 12 year old. This place is definitely worth a quick pop in if you are passing or in the area. The inside of the building is stunning (from the beautiful ceilings to the stunning floor and, of course all the books) and it reminded me of something you might see in a Harry Potter film. It is a small place, so you would only be looking at a 10 to 15 minute stop, but, well worth it!
    Written April 30, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Gerado_Kern
    Nova Friburgo, Brazil28 contributions
    Excellent cultural center in an excellent location and free. For me is the best place in Rio to visit for an exposition and other cultural events, like theatre, cinema, instalations with a excellet restaurant (Colombo) and a very good café. It's a triple excellent place.
    Written March 5, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • samcat
    maryland46 contributions
    The inside is beautiful, with art deco features, a high atrium, and sweeping staircase. You have to store your bags in a locker, which is very cheap and you get your money back when you're finished. You're not allowed to go in the research rooms but you can peek in, and the whole thing is worth a 20-30 minute visit.
    Written February 27, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Fede F
    Salta, Argentina2 contributions
    Me and my family went to the visitor center by car to get a van for a ride to cristo redentor. There should be a real parking space for visitors! Also, more signs for newcomers should be installed on the road.
    Written February 26, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Las Buganvillas
    Cartagena, Colombia789 contributions
    There are some ten samba school in Rio but on this occasion I went to Portela because they won this year´s carnival. The atmosphere is fantastic and it is great to see that the enthusiasm runs high the entire year until the February Carnival. It does not matter whether you have talent for dancing, for those who visit Rio for the carnival, I recommend to enroll into one of the schools and not only watch the carnival on one night, but also participate as a performer on another night. I did that once, and it was one of the most exciting adrenaline filling experiences I ever had.
    Written June 11, 2017
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Toby
    London, UK49 contributions
    Unfortunately the museum itself was closed but they let you walk around the lovely gardens! There are wild monkeys in the trees here which is fun and there were some interesting plants and other flora to look at.
    Written November 29, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Rodney C
    Hobart, Australia437 contributions
    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 at the first traffic lights and there. Took about 20 minutes. Venue was good. Signage a bit poor however there was adequate space for the events. Adequate toilets and food options. Good venue.
    Written September 9, 2016
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  • Carolina Lacerda
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ52 contributions
    The best public library ever! Really beautiful, with air conditining, offers a very confortable studying/reading area, really nice outdoor space with desks. Nice to go after dark too, they offer individual lights on the outside space too. Sometimes they offer exhibitions too. Great tip: nice bathrooms, so you can have a pit-stop if you are nearby. ;)
    Written September 16, 2015
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Seniornomads
    Seattle, WA98 contributions
    We have been traveling full time for several years and using Uber in many countries. The experience varies with the legality of the service or the aggressiveness of the Taxi drivers in any given city. We've had a lot of challenges connected with our drivers at airports, so to finally find an actual Uber lounge where you are guaranteed to find your ride was an excellent experience.
    Written June 5, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Liu S
    Vilnius, Lithuania4,203 contributions
    I participated at the World Congress here and must admit that this is one of the poorest Congress centers I have been to. The building is really big, but the entrance is "well-hidden" and there are no signs, so since I arrived on my own, I had to walk around the whole building to find one. The interior is very basic. I came by metro (station Estaçio) and the entrance is something like 200 meters away. I would say that the best option is arriving by taxi.
    Written November 20, 2015
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Hedgiebunny
    Singapore, Singapore276 contributions
    Got here at 6pm on a Sunday and paid R25 for cover and R10 for a plate of the local fd. Quite decent actually. Had my dinner before the band started playing samba music at abt 7pm. Not many danced for this first set as it was probably early but by the 2nd set at abt 820pm it got crowded and many were grooving to the music. Nice casual place, relatively cheap beer at R6 and atmosphere here was great!
    Written May 19, 2013
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Leticia C
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ24 contributions
    Off the beaten path, BKC offers a great range of cultural programs, many free. The atmosphere is intimate and friendly and the building is gorgeous. Look for the cinema program for kids and the courses and workshops.
    Written January 16, 2012
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