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Casa Brasil - What is it?


Designed to showcase the country at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Casa Brasil brings together culture, tourism, sport, business and much more in just the one place. Engaging in an interactive experience of being at the Iguaçu Falls, feeling thrills similar to those felt by Paralympians, seeing sports up close or even Brazil Team medal winners. It also allows for the tasting of exported Brazilian products and seeing foreign investments made in the country through sensory experience, which are but some of the attractions on offer at Casa Brasil.

With free entry, Casa Brasil’s programme throughout 45 days will include concerts and cultural events, as well as health and well-being programmes, international conferences, business meetings, seminars, in addition to permanent attractions.

Located at the Mauá Pier, in Rio de Janeiro city centre, the venue offers an interactive space to the public, with diversified daily attractions. The structure has auditoriums, lounge, balcony, stage and press room. There is also an area for food tasting, providing examples of the Brazilian palate.  

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Casa Brasil has already acted as a reference point for the country in big global events, like the World Cup and Olympic Games hosted elsewhere. At the Rio 2016 Games, the venue is bringing with it an innovative concept, rich in sensory experience and cutting-edge audiovisual technology. The architecture project is also engaging and its design takes the visitor on a trip through the country’s different regions.
At the venue, Brazil is represented by its artistic and cultural diversity, tourist destination, sporting excellence, Olympic legacy, business and investment opportunities, in addition to some of the main equality, inclusion, sustainability and environmental public policies.


Olympic Boulevard


Casa Brasil is on the Olympic Boulevard route put together by the Rio City Hall, which stretches over 3km and offers several cultural and sport attractions along the way. The venue is at the Tomorrow Hub, in Praça Mauá, last meeting point of the Boulevard, where the Games are transmitted on big screens spread throughout the pier and concerts of the new Brazilian music generation take place. The hub is also where we find Inspiration Fountain, which portrays thrilling footage of the Games on the water. In addition, there is a fireworks display to bring the show to an end every night.


Mauá Pier


The Mauá Pier was chosen as the place to house Casa Brasil during the Rio 2016 Games. It is located in Rio de Janeiro’s port region, area that was renovated as part of the Porto Maravilha construction works.

Mauá Pier. Picture: Cidade Olimpica

Built in the 1940s and stage of big international and national events, the Pier is right by the Museum of Tomorrow. Casa Brasil takes up almost two of its warehouses, with a 12,500m² indoor and outdoor area.

All different types of audiences will have access to Casa Brasil and it sits on a strategic location. The Mauá Pier is located only two kilometres away from the Santos Dumont Airport and 11km from the Tom Jobim International Airport, both with express way access. The city’s main tourist sites are less than 10 kilometres from the place: Maracanã (5 km), Corcovado – Christ the Redeemer (7 km), Sugar Loaf (6 km) and Copacabana (8 km).