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 Portugal

# Name Location Image
1Castle of Guimarães, 10th centuryGuimarães, Braga
41.4479°N 8.2906°W / 41.4479; -8.2906
2Castle of Óbidos, 1195Óbidos, Leiria
39°21.819′N 9°09.428′W
3Batalha Monastery, 1385Batalha, Leiria
39.659167°N 8.826111°W / 39.659167; -8.826111
4Alcobaça Monastery, 1153Alcobaça, Leiria
39.548333°N 8.98°W / 39.548333; -8.98
5Jerónimos Monastery, 1502Santa Maria de Belém, Lisbon
38.6975°N 9.206667°W / 38.6975; -9.206667
6Pena Palace, 1854Sintra, Lisbon
38.787778°N 9.390556°W / 38.787778; -9.390556
7Belém Tower, 1521Santa Maria de Belém, Lisbon
38.691389°N 9.215833°W / 38.691389; -9.215833

Other finalists



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