RIO DE JANEIRO: OLYMPIC CITY AND WORLD HERITAGE SITE

The dramatic landscape of Rio de Janeiro, cradled between the green mountains of the Tijuca Massif, the Guanabara Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, has always been a source of inspiration for art, literature, poetry and music. In 2016, this landscape will provide the scenic background for the world’s most important sports event, the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

For those who do not know, Unesco has recently included Rio in the World Heritage List for its urban setting amidst exuberant tropical views – a unique encounter between culture and nature. The Brazilian government released some videos showing the city’s main attractions for the visitors who will certainly explore the city while watching the athlete’s show at the Olympic Arena. Just click below to watch:

 

BESIDES RIO DE JANEIRO, BRASIL HOSTS 18 WORLD HERITAGE SITES. 

Cultural

Brasilia (1987)

Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia (1985)

Historic Centre of São Luís (1997)

Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina (1999)

Historic Centre of the Town of Goiás (2001)

Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda (1982)

Historic Town of Ouro Preto (1980)

Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor (Argentina), Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes (Brazil) (1983)

Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea (2012)

Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas (1985)

São Francisco Square in the Town of São Cristóvão (2010)

Serra da Capivara National Park (1991)

 

Natural

 

Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves (1999)

Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves (2001)

Central Amazon Conservation Complex (2000)

Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks (2001)

Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves (1999)

Iguaçu National Park (1986)

Pantanal Conservation Area (2000

 

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