Rio de Janeiro became UNIESCO World Heritage Site in 2012, named "Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea". The listed site consists of an exceptional urbaan setting rather than built heritage. It encompasses the key natural elements that have shaped and inspired the development of the city: from the highest posints of the Tijuca National Park's mountains down to the sea. They also include the Botanical Gardens, Corcovado Mountain with its celebrated statue of Christ and the hills around Guanabara Bay, including extensive designed landscapes along Copacabana Bay which have contributed to the outdoor living culture of this spectacular city. Rio de Janeiro is also recognized for the artistic inspiration it has provided to musicians, landscapers and urbanists.
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