Rio de Janeiro is surrounded by dramatic landscapes with rising mountains and beautiful beaches lining the ocean. With a very unique culture, Rio is a fun, fast-paced city to visit for those wanting a getaway filled with culture, adventure, and great music.

Outdoor enthusiasts will have plenty of great activities to choose from, whether on land or on water. A famous statue portraying Christ that overlooks the city from atop one of the hills has helped inspire many over the years. Home to the world-famous Carnival festival, this city vibrates daily with Samba music for all to enjoy.

WHY SPECIAL

4 sites in this World Heritage

  • Tijuca Forest, Pretos Forros and Covanca – Tijuca National Park
  • Pedra Bonita and Pedra da Gávea - Tijuca National Park
  • Carioca Mountaion range - Tijuca National Park and Botanic Gardens
  • Mouth of Guanabara Bay and Manmade Shorelines – Flamengo Park, Historic Forts of Niterói, Sugar Loaf Natural Monument Copacabana Seafront

Tijuca Forest, Pretos Forros and Covanca – Tijuca National Park

Pedra Bonita and Pedra da Gávea - Tijuca National Park

Carioca Mountaion range - Tijuca National Park and Botanic Gardens

Mouth of Guanabara Bay and Manmade Shorelines – Flamengo Park, Historic Forts of Niterói, Sugar Loaf Natural Monument Copacabana Seafront

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DATA

Region
Latin America and the Caribbean
Country
Brazil 
Category
Cultural
Name
Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea
Selection Criteria (?)
(v)(vi)
Year of Registered
2012
Keyword
Registered in 2012