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14 world-famous city views you can see from your sofa; Ellie Walker-Arnott & James Manning; Time Out

There’s no need to leave your living room (thankfully) to see these incredible city skyscapes…

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Rio is the Most Popular UNESCO Site in the World, According to Instagram; Nikola Grace Radley; The Rio Times

The most popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the world, according to Instagram, is Rio de Janeiro. The city has been tagged over 23 million times using Instagram’s geotag feature.

Source: Rio is the Most Popular UNESCO Site in the World, According to Instagram | The Rio Times

These are the most popular UNESCO Sites in the World, according to Instagram; Vicky Karantzavelou; Travel Daily News

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Thousands, if not millions of travellers are visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the world every single day. That’s because these are notable for being iconic sites of cultural, historical, religious, and natural interest. It’s the crème de la crème of where to go if you’re an avid traveller. In 1978, the first 12 sites were announced: the Galapagos Islands, L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Park, Nahanni National Park, City of Quito, Simien National Park, Rock-Hewn Churches of Ethiopia, Aachen Cathedral…

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Rio de Janeiro to host the Architecture World Congress of 2020; Architecture & Design

Rio de Janeiro has beaten out Paris and Melbourne to host the Architecture World Congress of 2020, officially taking on the corresponding World Capital of Architecture title by the UNESCO.

Source: Rio de Janeiro to host the Architecture World Congress of 2020 | Architecture & Design

Celebrate the Season: 10 Spring-Fling Getaway Ideas; Toby Saltzman; Zoomer

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This Brazilian region is an African treasure on the other side of the Atlantic; Pedro H De Abreu; National Geographic

Music, religion, and dance reflect a tradition of revelry and defiance in Bahia, Brazil’s most Afro-Brazilian region.

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Rio named world capital of architecture for 2020; Danielle Cahill; Real Estate

Rio de Janeiro has been named the inaugural world capital of architecture by UNESCO for 2020.

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UNESCO names Rio de Janeiro first World Capital of Architecture; Eleanor Gibson; Dezeen

Brazilian city Rio de Janeiro will be World Capital of Architecture for 2020, becoming the first metropolis to receive the designation from UNESCO.

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4 Reasons to Visit Rio de Janeiro, Beyond the Carnival; Fuser; Ironwulf En Route

Beautiful, passionate, and filled with bustling life, Rio is a city that will leave no heart untouched. While it’s true that the famous Rio de Janeiro Carnival is the number one tourist attraction here, there are many other reasons to visit Rio. From fascinating history, commemorated in architecture and museums to fantastic beaches, this city has something to offer to every guest.

Source: 4 Reasons to Visit Rio de Janeiro, Beyond the Carnival | Ironwulf En Route

International Day of Forests 2018: Forests and Sustainable Cities; Mechtild Rossler; Unesco

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Brazil – Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea

Forest ecosystems are home to the vast majority of the world’s terrestrial species, but they are also under the greatest pressure from human activities. Ranging in size from the Vallée de Mai, Seychelles (18 hectares), to Lake Baikal, Russian Federation (8.8 million hectares), World Heritage forest sites have a total surface area of over 75 million hectares, or 1.5 times the surface area of France.

But forests are also part of our urban lives, and we are making more efforts to protect the green areas of our cities, and appreciate them as part of the living, breathing fabric of sustainable urban areas. Protecting cultural and natural elements are both critically important for sustainable cities, as pointed out in the World Heritage and Sustainable Development policy, and the Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape.

We often live side-by-side with forested areas. Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park is a rugged and extensively forested area at the edge of Kingston, Jamaica (population 580,000).

Source: International Day of Forests 2018: Forests and Sustainable Cities

City Highlight: Rio de Janeiro; World Travel Guide

Brazil – Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea

Rio de Janeiro is fun and exciting. This Rio de Janeiro City Highlight includes must-see & off-beat attractions, food, nightlife, and other travel tips.

Vibrant, exciting and dazzling are words synonymous with Rio de Janeiro, one of the world’s favourite party cities.

With white sandy beaches hugging Guanabara Bay and part of the city designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, tourists flocking to Rio de Janeiro are in for a good time. Join the locals (Cariocas) and share their three obsessions: the beach, football and Carnival. And, if you want to get away from the crowds, leafy suburbs such as Santa Teresa offers bohemian cafés and art galleries, or take a cruise and visit one of the paradise islands that lie just offshore.

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Rio de Janeiro’s black history is being erased, but not without a fight; Kiratiana Freelon; The Independent

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Brazil – Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea

When Rio de Janeiro trumpeted its regeneration of the port area for the Olympics last year, few people realised it was at the expense of the city’s black heritage. Kiratiana Freelon reports on what locals are calling the systematic whitewashing of Rio’s past.

Rising from the waters of Guanabara Bay, the Museu do Amanhã, or Museum of Tomorrow, is Rio de Janeiro’s most visited museum. Santiago Calatrava designed it; it cost $100m to build, was heralded as one of the main draws for Rio in the run-up to last year’s Olympic Games, and has been credited with the regeneration of the entire port area.

One mile west of the much Instagrammed building stands another museum. Few visitors hear of the Instituto Memória e Pesquisa Pretos Novos, or IPN.

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Rio de Janeiro ordained Unesco world heritage status; AFP

Brazil – Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea

Rio de Janeiro, nicknamed the Marvelous City, officially entered the UN’s list of world heritage sites Tuesday in recognition of its soaring granite cliffs, urban rainforest and beaches.

The UN cultural body, Unesco, highlighted the “extraordinary fusion” of man-made and natural beauty in certifying Rio on the world heritage list during a ceremony held at the Christ the Redeemer statue.

That blend has “created an urban landscape perceived to be of great beauty by many writers and travelers and one that has shaped the culture of the city,” the UN said.

Rio got a big tourism boost during the 2014 football World Cup and this August’s Olympic Games. However, persistent high crime, last year’s Zika epidemic, and political instability have hurt the city’s image.

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#Travel: Rio gets UNESCO world heritage status; AFP

Brazil – Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea

Rio de Janeiro, nicknamed the Marvelous City, officially entered the UN’s list of world heritage sites Tuesday in recognition of its soaring granite cliffs, urban rainforest and beaches.

The UN cultural body, UNESCO, highlighted the “extraordinary fusion” of man-made and natural beauty in certifying Rio on the world heritage list during a ceremony held at the Christ the Redeemer statue.

That blend has “created an urban landscape perceived to be of great beauty by many writers and travelers and one that has shaped the culture of the city,” the UN said.

Rio got a big tourism boost during the 2014 football World Cup and this August’s Olympic Games. However, persistent high crime, last year’s Zika epidemic, and political instability have hurt the city’s image.

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Rio de Janeiro accorded UNESCO world heritage status; Current Affairs Today

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Brazil – Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea

The UN cultural body UNESCO has accorded world heritage status to Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro (nicknamed as Marvelous City).  It has been registered as “Carioca Landscapes between Mountain and Sea” on the UNESCO world heritage list. Rio de Janeiro has been accorded this status in recognition of its extraordinary fusion of man-made and natural beauty, soaring granite cliffs, urban rainforest and beaches. It also had hosted 2014 football World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics. Background The UNESCO status to Rio de Janeiro was announced in 2012. It became official after the Brazilian authorities were given four years to report on their plans for protecting Sugarloaf Mountain, Flamengo Park,  Corcovado, Copacabana beach, Botanical Garden and Tijuca forest.

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UNESCO: Rio gets world heritage status; Nigeria Today

Brazil – Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea

Rio de Janeiro, nicknamed the Marvelous City, officially entered the UN’s list of world heritage sites Tuesday in recognition of its soaring granite cliffs, urban rainforest and beaches.

The UN cultural body, UNESCO, highlighted the “extraordinary fusion” of man-made and natural beauty in certifying Rio on the world heritage list during a ceremony held at the Christ the Redeemer statue.

That blend has “created an urban landscape perceived to be of great beauty by many writers and travelers and one that has shaped the culture of the city,” the UN said.

Rio got a big tourism boost during the 2014 football World Cup and this August’s Olympic Games. However, persistent high crime, last year’s Zika epidemic, and political instability have hurt the city’s image.

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