Seven Wonders of Portugal

The Seven Wonders of Portugal (Portuguese: Sete Maravilhas de Portugal) is a list of cultural wonders located in Portugal. The creation of the list was supported by the Ministry of Culture and organized by the companies Y&R Brands S.A. and Realizar S.A.

Initially 793 national monuments of Portugal were listed by Instituto Português do Património Arquitectónico (IPPAR) as candidates, however in the first round of selections a board of experts reduced the number to 77. The contenders were further reduced to 21 finalist in four different categories by Conselho de Notáveis at the University of Évora.

The six-month-long public elections started on 7 December 2006 to select the top seven wonders. Votes could be cast via internet, telephone and SMS. Results of the vote were announced on 7 July 2007 at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon,[1] as were the results of the global New Seven Wonders of the World contest.

Seven Wonders of PortugalEdit

# Name Location Image
1 Castle of Guimarães, 10th century Guimarães, Braga
41°26′52″N 8°17′26″W / 41.4479°N 8.2906°W / 41.4479; -8.2906
 
2 Castle of Óbidos, 1195 Óbidos, Leiria
39°21.819′N 9°09.428′W / 39.363650°N 9.157133°W / 39.363650; -9.157133
 
3 Batalha Monastery, 1385 Batalha, Leiria
39°39′33″N 8°49′34″W / 39.659167°N 8.826111°W / 39.659167; -8.826111
 
4 Alcobaça Monastery, 1153 Alcobaça, Leiria
39°32′54″N 8°58′48″W / 39.548333°N 8.98°W / 39.548333; -8.98
 
5 Jerónimos Monastery, 1502 Santa Maria de Belém, Lisbon
38°41′51″N 9°12′24″W / 38.6975°N 9.206667°W / 38.6975; -9.206667
 
6 Pena Palace, 1854 Sintra, Lisbon
38°47′16″N 9°23′26″W / 38.787778°N 9.390556°W / 38.787778; -9.390556
 
7 Belém Tower, 1521 Santa Maria de Belém, Lisbon
38°41′29″N 9°12′57″W / 38.691389°N 9.215833°W / 38.691389; -9.215833
 

Other finalistsEdit

ReferencesEdit

Bibliography

  • "7 Maravilhas Naturais de Portugal". SAPO - Portugal Online! (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on March 11, 2008. Retrieved 2009-12-22.

External linksEdit

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