Seven Wonders of Portugal

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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, as were the results of the global New Seven Wonders of the World contest.

Seven Wonders of Portugal[edit]

# 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
Castelo de Guimarães Castelo da Fundação.JPG
2 Óbidos Castle, 1195 Óbidos, Leiria
39°21.819′N 9°09.428′W / 39.363650°N 9.157133°W / 39.363650; -9.157133
Obidos April 2009-4b.jpg
3 Batalha Monastery, 1385 Batalha, Leiria
39°39′33″N 8°49′34″W / 39.659167°N 8.826111°W / 39.659167; -8.826111
Mosteiro da Batalha 78a.jpg
4 Alcobaça Monastery, 1153 Alcobaça, Leiria
39°32′54″N 8°58′48″W / 39.548333°N 8.98°W / 39.548333; -8.98
Mosteiro de Alcobaça (Portugal) 2.jpg
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
Jerónimos Monastery - the South Portal.jpg
6 Pena National Palace, 1838 Sintra, Lisbon
38°47′16″N 9°23′26″W / 38.787778°N 9.390556°W / 38.787778; -9.390556
Pena National Palace.JPG
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
Torre de Belem 1.JPG

Other finalists[edit]

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