Friday, June 20, 2008

More 7 Wonders of the World

After having voted for the Wonders of The World and The 7 Wonders of Portugal we will now vote for the 7 Wonders of Portuguese Origin of the World . The results will be revealed on June 10th 2009.

21 monuments were selected from which the final 7 will emerge, and they are:

África
Etiopia Cidadela de Fasil Ghebi;
Gambia Ilha de James;
Ghana Fortes e Castelos em Volta, Greater Accra;
Marocco Cidade Portuguesa de Mazagão (El Jadida);
Mozambique Ilha de Moçambique;
Senegal Ilha de Goreia;
Tanzânia Ruínas de Kilwa e de Songo Mnara


South America
Argentina e Brazil Missões Jesuítas dos Guarani;
Brazil Centro Histórico de S. Salvador;
Brazil Centro Histórico de S. Luís;
Brazil Centro Histórico de Diamantina;
Brazil Centro Histórico de Goiás;
Brazil Centro Histórico de Olinda;
Brazil Centro Histórico de Ouro Preto;
Brazil Santuário do Bom Jesus de Matosinhos em Congonhas;
Paraguai Missões Jesuítas de Trinidad do Paraná e Jesus de Tavaranque;
Uruguai Bairro Histórico da Colónia de Sacramento;


Asia
Bahrein Sítio Arqueológico de Qal’at al-Bahrain;
China Centro Histórico de Macau;
Índia Igrejas e Conventos de Goa;
Sri Lanka Cidade Velha de Galle e suas Fortificações.


While it may seem the portuguese have been afflicted with a sudden desire of voting new wonders right and left there is no doubt that any of the monuments, ruins, historic centres mentioned above are well worth a visit and are rich memories of the past. I was sorry not to see Porto Seguro's historic centre mentioned because I've been there and quite liked it. After seeing this list I wish I could just pack and leave to visit some of them.

The names are in portuguese but the links will take you to sites in english.

6 comments:

  1. Well, you know you need to visit Colonia do Sacramento :-)

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  2. I have thought about it ever since I heard about it in class. It seems it's taking a long time to happen though... :-S

    This year the plans so far are Paris and London!

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  3. Do you have firm plans yet? When will you be in London?

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  4. Late September, early October. Will you be there?

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  5. I'm not sure, but I hope to know soon. At least I can tell you that my dissertation needs to be handed in in mid-September, so if I am here, I know I will have free time.

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  6. Great! We will be able to meet! :-)

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