Brazilian Embassy to open its doors to the public with Rio Lounge – a place to enjoy the Rio 2016 Olympic Games while exploring the tastes and landscapes of the State of Rio de Janeiro
6th to 20th August 2016
Mon – Sat, 10 am to 7 pm
During Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the Embassy of Brazil in London is opening its doors to the public with its specially created Rio Lounge, offering a place to watch live footage of the Games whilst enjoying the tastes and the landscapes of the State of Rio de Janeiro with its remarkable coastline, historical cities and tropical forests.
The London 2012 Olympic Games were a huge success and introduced audiences worldwide to the excitement of competitive sport. Now it is time for Rio to be part of history and the Brazilian Embassy in London is offering a chance to enjoy a slice of the fun in a distinctly Brazilian environment.
As well as footage of the Games, the Rio Lounge will provide tastings on specific days* of typical Brazilian food and drink such as Amazon Beer, Guarana Antarctica (a traditional soft drink), Pão de Queijo (Cheese bread), Goiabada (guava paste), Caldo de Cana (Sugarcane juice), Pão de Mel (cake), Açaí and Brazilian coffee.
Guests will also have the chance to find out more about what lies beyond the city in the great State of Rio de Janeiro from the Fluminense coastline with its bays and coves stretching from the Sun Coast to the Green Coast, the mountain region with its forest trails and crystal clear rivers to the coffee valley with century old coffee plantations.
As the first country to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in South America, Brazil is proud to open the doors of its best known tourist destination – Rio de Janeiro – to more than 10,000 Olympic athletes, 4,000 Paralympic athletes and hundreds of thousands of sports fans from around the world.
The Rio Olympic Lounge is located close to Trafalgar Square, London, and is an initiative of the Embassy of Brazil, TurisRio (the State of Rio de Janeiro Tourist Authority) and supported by the Rio Convention & Visitors Bureau.
What: Rio Olympic Lounge
Screens with live coverage of the Games, food tastings (at specific times*), activities about Rio de Janeiro and Brazil’s tourism
When: 6th to 20th August 2016. Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm
Venue: Embassy of Brazil, 14-16 Cockspur Street. SW1Y 5BL
* Food Tastings
Mondays and Saturdays – 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th and 20th (10am- 2pm)
Pão de Mel
Saturdays – 13th and 20th (10am – 2pm)
Amazon Beer, Guarana Antarctica and Brazilian biscuits and snacks
Fridays – 12th and 19th (4pm -7pm)
Pão de Queijo, Goiabada, Caldo de Cana
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9th, 11th, 16th and 18th (3pm- 5pm)
Wednesday 10th (time to be confirmed)
Brazilian biscuits and snacks
Mondays 8th and 15th (10am- 2pm)
Saturday 6th (10am- 2pm)
Find out more on Social Media:
@BrazilEmbassyUK | #RioLounge | www.brazil.org.uk