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Rio 2016 country houses

olympics coming, about to begin! At Rio 2016 country houses will bring many attractions and an intense program to the city.

These houses are a tradition at the Olympics to spread the culture of the countries, bringing together athletes and fans. Some are open to the public, some are not.

See the main houses of the Rio 2016 countries open to the public:

1. Japan House

Japan will host the next Olympics and so will open a big house to publicize the country and the Games in Tokyo 2020.

Casa Tokio 2020 will be at Cidade das Artes in Barra da Tijuca, with exhibitions and dissemination of Japanese culture

  • address: City of Arts – Av. of the Americas nº 5300, Barra da Tijuca.
  • time: August 5th to 21st, from 12pm to 8pm.
  • Value: free of charge

2. House of France

In Lagoa, the Casa da França will work, which will be called Club France. It will function as a space for socializing with gastronomy (food truck and Claude Troisgros restaurant) and parties at night celebrating the Franco-Brazilian friendship. There will also be a screen to follow the French team’s competitions.

  • address: Brazilian Equestrian Society, Av. Borges de Medeiros n° 2448, Lagoa.
  • time: 5th to 21st of August.
  • value: R$ 20.00 – buy it here or at the box office at the Hípica.

3. Holland House

Holland House (publicity image).

The Monte Líbano Club will house the Holland Heineken House. A giant space where 4,000 people will be able to interact and feel a little bit of Holland in the country.

In addition to food and music, there will also be a space for sports such as swimming, basketball and beach volleyball! Activities will also take place outside Casa da Holanda, with stand-up and running groups on Ipanema beach.

At night, party!!!

To participate, you need to buy a ticket.

  • address: Clube Monte Líbano – Avenida Borges de Medeiros nº 701, Leblon.
  • time: from 5th to 21st of August, from 10 am to 1 am.
  • Value: €45 (full day pass). buy ticket here

4. House of Germany

Germany is chic, it will have two houses! One private, at Clube Barra Blue Beach Point, and another open to the public at Leblon beach, Posto 11, which will be called OliAle.

It will be an evolution of the space that worked at Leme beach in the World Cup.

With a capacity for 1,000 people, there will be broadcasting of the games, dj, practice of sports and gastronomy (this, of course, pays).

  • address: Praia do Leblon, in front of number 12 of Av. Delfim Moreira, next to the Jardim de Alah Canal.
  • time: from the 5th to the 18th of September, from 2:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
  • valuea: free

5. House of Portugal

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Portugal’s home ship (publication image)

Well it’s not a house… but a ship! It will work on the Navio Escola Sagres (from 1937), which will be located at the Marinha do Brasil pier near Praça Mauá.

It will tell the story of Portugal, so closely linked with ours.

  • address: Cais da Portuguesa – Ilha das Cobras, close to Praça Mauá, downtown.
  • time: from 3rd to 22nd of August, from 10 am to 11 pm.
  • value: free of charge

6. Jamaica House

In the Jockey Club will be the Casa da Jamaica.

It will promote the country, with presentations and music, in addition to a screen showing the competitions. Parties from 6pm with lots of reggae and live shows like Kymani Marley (Bob’s son). Yay!

  • address: Prado Grill Restaurant – Praça Santos Dumont nº 31, Gávea.
  • time: August 10th to 21st, from 4pm to 1am.
  • value: BRL 85.00

7. House of Denmark

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Denmark House (publicity image).

At Posto 10 in Ipanema, many interactive activities and parties (lively people from the Olympics! lol).

Lots of fun on the beach.

  • address: Praia de Ipanema – Posto 10 (next to Praia Ipanema Hotel).
  • time: from 2nd to 21st of August, from 11 am to 10 pm.
  • value: free of charge

8. House of Qatar

It will be in the old Casa Daros, in Botafogo. It will be called Bayat Qatar and aims to show visitors a bit of the country’s culture as if they were in a souq, a typical market in the country. It will be interesting to know a little more, after all, Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup.

Oh! The Brazilian chef Alex Atala will partner and give a special touch to the food.

  • address: Casa Daros – Rua General Severiano nº 159, Botafogo.
  • time: from August 5 to 21, from 6 pm to 10 pm (Monday to Thursday), 3 pm to midnight (Friday and Saturday) and 3 pm to 10 pm (Sunday).
  • value: R$ 20.00 (will be donated to the Futuro Olímpico social project), buy it here.

9. House of Switzerland

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Low Switzerland (publicity image).

It will be at the Lagoa Baseball Field, called Baixo Suiça. In addition to food (aaah… chocolate…) there will be a 200m² ice skating rink! Big screen to see the competitions will also be there.

It will be a repeat of the World Cup, when Switzerland’s space worked there, but on a larger scale.

  • address: Baseball field (Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas)
  • time: from 1 to 18 September, from 11 am to 11 pm.
  • value: free of charge.

10. House of Austria

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House of Austria (publicity image).

It will be at the Botafogo Club Headquarters. Here the focus is good food. A great restaurant and bakery with freshly baked bread will liven up the atmosphere of the 2016 Olympics.

The House of Austria was voted the best of all countries in the last Winter Olympics in Sochi.

  • address: Clube Botafogo – Av. Venceslau Brás nº 72, Botafogo.
  • time: from 4th to 21st of August, from 10 am to 1 am.
  • value: free of charge.

11. Brazil House

It is not because we will host the Olympics that Brazil will not have a home to call its own. It will be located in Praça Mauá in two warehouses in the Port Zone.

Virtual activities, food tasting and games for children will be some of the activities to promote Brazilian culture.

  • address: Avenida Rodrigues Alves nº 10, Armazém 2, Gamboa.
  • time: August 4th to September 18th, from 10 am to 8 pm.
  • value: free of charge.



It is not a country but we will have….

Lego house

Attached to Casa Denmark, at Posto 10 in Ipanema. A space with 4 stations where children can play for 20 minutes. You will need to pre-register on site in order to enter. Entrance will be free.

  • address: Post 10 – Ipanema Beach
  • time: from August 3 to 21, from 11 am to 10 pm.
  • value: for free


If you want more information about all the houses in the Rio 2016 countries, see a complete index on the Rio 2016 official website.

Have fun!!!!!

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