Rio Awarded World Heritage Site: Daily

By Melissa Rossi, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, the Cidade Maravilhosa has become even more marvelous in the eyes of the world. In the first decision of its kind, Rio de Janeiro’s breathtaking natural landscapes were awarded the UNESCO World Heritage title during UNESCO’s 36th World Heritage Committee Session held in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Locations listed as "Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea" are now a UNESCO "Cultural" heritage site. An exceptional decision considering that it consists of . . .

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