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Rio 2016: Brazilian Embassy in London opens to public during Olympics

Rio 2016: Brazilian Embassy in London opens to public during Olympics

The British public has been invited to watch the Olympic Games at a lounge space located at the entrance of the Embassy of Brazil in central London.

The lounge will showcase what lies beyond Rio, the ‘marvellous city’, and will present other tourist attractions of the State of Rio de Janeiro with its amazing coastline, historical cities and tropical forests.

“The London 2012 Olympic Games were a huge success and inspired audiences worldwide to the excitement of sports. 

“Now it is time for Rio to be part of history,” read a statement from the embassy.

As the first country to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in South America, Brazil will open the doors to its best known tourist destination – Rio de Janeiro – to more than 10,000 Olympic athletes and 4,000 Paralympic athletes from around the world.


The Rio Olympic Lounge is a rare opportunity for the public to access the Brazilian Embassy, located close to Trafalgar Square, London.

The exercise has been undertaken by the Embassy of Brazil, TurisRio (the State of Rio de Janeiro Tourist Authority) and is supported by the Rio Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The event will take place from August 6th-21st, from Monday to Saturday, 10:00-19:00.

The Embassy of Brazil is located at 14-16 Cockspur Street, London, SW1Y 5BL, with admission free to all.