The seven new wonders of the Modern World have earned their place. These seven monuments from around the world were chosen by more than 90 million people in 2007, when the private company New Open World Corporation organized a worldwide contest so that it was the inhabitants of Earth who chose their seven new wonders.
The result was tight, and 21 cities and architectural works from all continents built until 2000 reached the final phase . These included modern buildings such as the Sydney Opera House (Australia), the Statue of Liberty, the most recognized icon in the United States, the Eiffel Tower in France, the Acropolis in Athens and the Alhambra in Granada . However, none of them managed to sneak into the winning septet, which was finally this:
These are the 7 new wonders of the world:
- The city of Petra in Jordan
- The great wall of china
- The Chichen Itza pyramid on the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico
- The statue of Christ the Redeemer from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil
- The Colosseum in Rome
- Machu Picchu in Peru
- The Taj Mahal in India
1 Petra, Jordan
Situated in the modern desert region of southwestern Jordan, between the Dead Sea and the Red Sea, Petra has been inhabited since prehistoric times.
Today's people may recognize it in the 1989 movie "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," but during the classical period in Greece and Rome it was known as a major caravan stop between the Mediterranean and the Far East. By the 7th century AD. C., was abandoned. But its location in the desert managed to conserve much of it through the centuries
No wonder it mesmerizes visitors today: its mix of Eastern and Hellenistic styles, half built and half carved from the area's natural red sandstone, truly deserves the term "unique."
2 The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is the largest structure ever built in the history, It has a length of more than 21,196.18 kilometers (13,170.70 miles) . Formerly used as a fortress from enemies to protect the great Chinese Empire, today the Great Wall of China is one of the most visited place in the world. It took more than 10 centuries to build The Great Wall of China .
3 Chichen Itza, Yucatan
This huge Mayan pyramid is located on the Yucatan peninsula, one of the most visited regions in Mexico for its wonderful Caribbean destinations. Its construction began in the 5th century AD and was occupied for ceremonial and political purposes for more than 10 centuries. This building is surrounded by other pyramids and smaller temples, which denotes a vital importance for the civilizations that settled there. Currently, the Archaeological Site of Chichén Itzá is an attraction that you cannot miss during your visit to this country, since in addition to these its ancient constructions it has natural attractions such as the Sacred Cenote, where offerings were made and made hundreds of years ago. sacrifices to the Lord of the Rains and it remains as a place full of beauty and mystery.
4 Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro Brazil
It is less than a century old and is already the symbol of the wonderful city of Rio de Janeiro, the first tourist destination in the country and one of the most representative cultural centers in all of Latin America. It consists of a sculpture of Jesus of Nazareth with open arms, built and modeled in concrete about 710 meters above sea level, on top of Cerro del Corcovado. You can get there by car or on the railway, and once you get to the statue you will have to climb another eight meters just to get to the pedestal and have an impressive panoramic view of the city. In addition, it is located in the Tijuca National Park, a natural area with trails, waterfalls and various activities for adventure lovers.
5 Colosseum in Rome
The fifth of the seven wonders of the Modern World is in Rome, the capital of Italy. This is its most famous and recognizable construction : the Flavian or Colosseum amphitheater. This building, the largest ever carried out in its category, dates from the 1st century and is currently one of the most representative of the time of the Roman Empire as well as classical Antiquity as a whole. It is estimated that the Colosseum could host between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators , who could come to it to see public performances such as simulated naval battles or dramas based on classical mythology as well as gladiatorial contests.
6 Machu Picchu, Peru
The 6th of the seven wonders of the modern world dates from the 15th century. It is the Inca city of Machu Picchu , in the Cusco region of Peru. Located on the crest of a mountain at 2,430 meters above sea level, this classic Inca-style construction , which archaeologists relate to a farm designed to house the Inca emperor Pachacuti, has three main structures, the Inti Watana, the Temple del Sol and the Room of the Three Windows, and several peripheral buildings, many of which have been rebuilt to give tourists a better idea of what the original citadel was like.
7 Taj Mahal in India
The city of Agra, in the Uttar Pradesh state of India, hosts the second of the monuments designated as the 7 wonders of the modern world, also declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco . It is the Taj Mahal , a funeral construction built in the 17th century under the order of Emperor Shah Jahan in honor of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. In fact, the grave is the centerpiece of a 42-acre complex that includes a mosque and a guest house in addition to the gardens.