The 7 Portuguese Wonders of the World Have Been Announced

7 Portuguese Wonders of the WorldAs Go Lisbon previously reported, the New 7 Wonders Foundation has been conducting a survey to select the seven Portuguese wonders around the world. The results were revealed yesterday, on Portugal Day. The candidates were structures in all corners of the globe mostly built during the Age of Discovery, and ranged from forts to monasteries. In total there were 27 nominees in 16 countries, and voted the 7 Wonders of Portuguese Origin in the World were the Diu Fortress in India, the Mazagão Fortress in Morocco, the Bom Jesus Basilica in Goa (India), the Santiago Old Town in Cape Verde, Saint Paul Church in Macao (China), St. Francis Convent in Ouro Preto (Brazil), and another convent of the same name in Salvador da Baía also in Brazil.
These winners were chosen by close to a quarter million people who voted online, by phone, or text message, and were announced in a ceremony in the city of Portimão. Last night it was also revealed that there will be another Portugal-related vote next year, for the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal, which will happen at the same time as the international 7 Wonders of Nature also by the New 7 Wonders Foundation.

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