Seven Wonders of Poland

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The Seven Wonders of Poland (Polish: Siedem cudów Polski) was a short list of cultural wonders located in Poland. The creation of the list was initiated by the leading Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita in a country-wide plebiscite held in September 2007.[1] The results were published in the following month.[2]

Initially over 400 national monuments were selected as candidates by the magazine online-readers, however in the second round of selections a board of experts reduced the number to 27. The third and last round of public on-line voting started on 31 August 2007, to choose the top seven wonders. Results of the popular vote were announced on 21 September 2007.

# Name Location Image
1 Wieliczka Salt Mine
Kopalnia soli Wieliczka
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Wieliczka Wieliczka-saltmine-kinga.jpg
2 Toruń Old Town
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Toruń Torun01CenterWithWall level corr.jpg
3 Malbork Castle
Zamek w Malborku
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Malbork Malbork 1.jpg
4 Wawel Castle and Cathedral
Zamek Królewski na Wawelu
Kraków Kraków - Wawel Cathedral 01.jpg
5 Elbląg Canal
Kanał Elbląski
Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship Oberländischer Kanal2.jpg
6 Zamość Old Town
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Zamość Zamosc.JPG
7 Kraków Market Square and Old Town
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Kraków Krakow rynek 01.jpg

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Editorial (September 2007). "Siedem cudów Polski (Seven Wonders of Poland)" (in Polish). Rzeczpospolita. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ Editorial (October 2007). "Jaskinia pokonała góry - wyniki plebiscytu (Results of the Plebiscite)" (in Polish). Rzeczpospolita. Retrieved December 14, 2012.