Houses countries attract crowd during the Rio 2016

Houses countries attract crowd during the Rio 2016

Public has access to more than 20 thematic spaces that present culture and cuisine of countries participating in the Games.

Houses countries attract crowd during the Rio 2016

The Sunday began with sun in Rio de Janeiro recorded another day of long lines at the doors of the houses thematic of the countries that were set up during the Olympic Games in 2016. There are about 20 homes open to the public in various parts of the city, which turned into one of the most sought after attractions of the event, with waits of up to an hour to enter. The success is explained by the variety of cuisine, exotic cultures and sports and musical attractions that these places offer. The most popular have been the homes of Qatar, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, Australia, Mexico and Colombia.

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Houses countries attract crowd during the Rio 2016

In the house of Qatar are received about 500 people a day. Tickets are sold online and for a few days next week are already sold out. The room was set up at Casa Daros, in Botafogo, in a palace recently restored neoclassical style. Its interior houses a luxurious decor to the Arab fashion, with carpets, plants and furniture flown in from Qatar. The country has spent good money with their representation in Rio de Janeiro already with a view to pre-bid to host the Olympics 2028.

Among the attractions is a reproduction of an authentic market of Qatar, with a taste of local culture, including music, dances, fabrics and paintings that Arab women do in their hands and that the Brazilian can experiment with henna tattoo. The Brazilian chef Alex Atala spent a few weeks in Qatar to meet the local cuisine and dishes developed especially for the space in Botafogo, which has been one of the highlights of the house. “The food is great and very nice place, too bad it does not have alcohol,” says the engineer Ricardo Molina, who knew the area on Sunday (7). Respecting the culture of Qatar, they are only served in the teahouse, juice and water.

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For those who like to drink beer, the house of Austria, which was mounted on Botafogo Club, across the street, it is the most appropriate place, but with long lines at the door. On Sunday morning the queue for entry doubled the block. They are expected in this space 60,000 visitors by the end of the Games. The Austrian committee paid $ 5 million to rent the club for an area of 800 square meters, which was set up to house. There are served food typical of the country as Tafelspitz, schnitzel and Kaiserschmarrn, besides the traditional beer Stiegl. All the food was brought from Austria, including the ingredients for the bakery, which will make the bread to be consumed by the players and the country’s athletes during the games.

In the center of Rio, in the Stock Exchange building, he was riding home from Australia. In addition to the culture and the country’s cuisine, the area offers a fair exchange of presenting courses that are offered there. Australia is one of the countries that attract Brazilian students. Only in 2015, they were made 24,000 Brazilian enrollments in Australian courses. On Sunday afternoon, the student Renata Cruz was already 30 minutes in line and still could not enter. “My dream is to study in Australia, and I think this is an opportunity to learn more about the courses offered there,” he says.

Other areas that have been always crowded are the houses of Switzerland, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, and Portugal, on the docks. At home in Switzerland there is a skating rink with a capacity for 50 people. The track of 200 square meters is made with a synthetic material that does not melt with the sun and is perfect to experience a little of this winter sport in the tropics. The house of Portugal was mounted within a ship docked at the pier. The vessel 90 meters long turned a Lusitanian themed space where you can taste the Douro and Alentejo wines and cheeses such as Serra da Estrela – but it takes a lot of patience with the long lines.

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