Practical Info


The House of Switzerland, voted the best public viewing at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, returns bigger to Rodrigo Freitas Lagoon for the 2016 Olympics! The popular Swiss meeting place already won the hearts of the people of Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 World Cup, becoming known to the Brazilian public as the Baixo Suíça. As one of the few Olympic guesthouses open to the public, the new 4,100 m² space will feature three houses and an attractive outdoor park located on the baseball field along the south-east shore of Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon near Corte do Cantagalo.


Visit/ Hours of operation:

01 – 21 August 2016 and 07 – 18 September 2016: Daily 11 am – 11 pm

! Monday 12/9 and 13/9 Switzerland Tourism attractions are closed ! The ice rink is open from 11am -6pm !

24 August – 06 September 2016: (during this period the ice rink and Switzerland Tourism attractions are closed)

Closed on 22/23/29/30 August and 05 September 2016)

Tue – Fri 5 pm – 11 pm;

Sat/Sun 11 am – 11 pm



Baseball Field, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas near Corte do Cantagalo


Getting there

By subway :

Cantagalo (line 1)

See the map


By Bus :

415 Usina – Leblon (Shuttle) – Direction: Leblon

436 Grajaú – Leblon (by Túnel Rebouças) (Shuttle)

441 Caju – Lido (by São Cristóvão/Túnel Rebouças) (Shuttle)

443 Maré – Leblon (by Central) (Shuttle)

461 São Cristóvão – Ipanema (by Túnel Rebouças) (Shuttle)

462 São Cristóvão – Copacabana (by Túnel Rebouças) (Shuttle)

473 São Januário – Siqueira Campos (by Túnel Rebouças) (Shuttle)

517 Gávea(PUC) – Glória (by Fonte da Saudade) (Shuttle)


By Bike Rio :

Stop n°117 (Epitácio Pessoa, 3000 - Catacumba Park), Stop n°12 (Epitácio Pessoa Avenue, 1952), Stop n°107 (Alberto de Campos St, 156), Stop n°01 (Eugênio Jardim Square (Subway Cantagalo))

See the map


Parking :

There is a public parking nearby Catacumba park, next to the paddle boat rental.

During the period 1-28 August, the city council may adopt some changes to ensure transit operations and public transport in the city. To date, these changes were not disclosed. Is likely to have changes in regular bus lines, because of prohibitions on the roads during the Games.


Olympic transportation card :

The city will have a transportation card that will be accepted in all transport modes used in the Olympics – BRT (Bus Rapid Transit), train, subway, VLT (Light Rail), buses, vans, ferries and the ski lifts of Alemão and Providência. The prices are: R$ 25 for 1 day, R$ 70 for 3 days and R$ 160 for a week. This will be the only option accepted on the line 4 of the subway.