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:

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;

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.


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

  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!

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

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

  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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