(ANSA) - SAN PAOLO, 27 JUL - The RobertoBurle Marx cultural center has been chosen today as the site of the World Heritage Site, in the Cultural Landscape category, by Unesco. The site is the 23rd Brazilian property on the World Heritage List.
Located in Barra de Guaratiba, west of the city of Rio deJaneiro, the area with 407 thousand square meters of forest houses a collection with over 3.5 thousand species of tropical and sub-tropical plants.
The Brazilian candidacy was examined during the 44th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, which began last Saturday and will last until July 31 in Fuzhou, China.
In a message on social media, the Burle Marx center said that inclusion in the world heritage list means that these assets so special to Brazil are also of "exceptional universal value" for humanity. "World Heritage is of fundamental importance for the memory, identity and creativity of peoples and the richness of cultures, seeking to promote the identification, protection and conservation of cultural and natural heritage throughout the planet", reads the note. (HANDLE).