2. The seven wonders of the modern world

The new seven wonders of the world

The task of picking The new seven wonders of world modern one was carried out for thousands and thousands of people of all countries who voted via mail or text message at your favorite and which formed part of an international competition: the idea was to choose between structures created before the year 2000 and which were standing todayexcluding the pyramids of Egypt, because they belong to the ancient Seven wonders of the world .

The initiative was a private company, New Open World Corporation and its founder, the Swiss filmmaker Bernard Weber. In this entry we show you in an extensive selection of images, the new seven wonders of the world, a list of controversy, which was completed and proclaimed in Lisbon in 2007.

1 Taj Mahal, India

The Taj Mahal was ordered to be built by the Muslim emperor Shah Jahan in honor of his favorite wife, who died giving birth to her tenth fourth daughter. This succession of buildings were erected between the years 1631 to 1654 thanks to the efforts of 20,000 workers colozal. It is without a doubt the jewel in the city of Agra, in India, and can be seen very well in seven photos from different angles:

Bruno Girin

Nathan Jones

Christopher John SSF

Ramesh NG

Christopher John SSF

Image Laslo Ilyes

Steve Evans

2 Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichén Itzá in Yucatán, Mexico, is one of the major archaeological sites of the peninsula and the first of the Seven new wonders of the world in America. Witness of the age in which the Maya began to lose its power. The area is World Heritage since 1988.

Picture Ted Van Pelt

Image Gideon

Image Grand Velas Riviera Maya

3. Christ Redeemer, Brazil

The Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro took four years to be built, and has the best record: no one died during the works, something rare in those days. Opened in 1926, it's a Herculean work of engineering, architecture and sculpture can be seen very well on six images from almost all angles:

Rodrigo Soldon

Team at Carnival

Eric Steffen

Mark Goble

José Fernando Coelho Valgode


4 Machu Pichu, Peru

The second New wonder of the world modern in South America, Machu Pichu, the Citadel of the Incas, is a result of architecture and engineering in an incredible landscape in Peru. Built in the middle of the 15th century in the eastern slopes of the Central Andes, it is visited and captured in photos by thousands of tourists a year.


Sue sing

Carlos Adampol Galindo

Alfredo Miguel Romero


5. Great wall, China

The Great wall of China is also the second wonder among the new seven wonders of the world modern Asia, an old fortification designed to protect the borders of the invasions that was built and rebuilt between the BC V and XVI centuries. Today only 30% is kept of what was. It is 8.851,8 km long stretching from the border with Korea to the Gobi desert. In any of their images, is revealed as a monumental work:

Ten Francisco

Canary Wu

Anita Ritenour

Andreas Gohr


Robin Zebrowski

6 Coliseo Romano, Italy

The Coliseum is the only one of the New seven wonders in Europe. It is located in the Centre of Rome and is the symbol of classical antiquity that remains from the 1st century, when it was built by the Roman Empire. Originally called Anfiteatro Flavio , but he popularized as Colosseum by the Colossus of Nero, a large statue that was located next to him. The Coliseum is a marvel, one of the most photographed monuments in the world.

Javier Llosa


Image Alberto Veiga

Mario Alejandro Sánchez Martínez

7 Petra, Jordan

Petra, in Jordan, was the capital of the ancient Nabataean Kingdom. Your beauty lies in that this city was literally carved and sculpted in stone. In the middle of a narrow valley, the settlement of Petra extends from the dead sea to the Gulf of Aqaba.

Taras Kalapun

See the Holy Land

Nachi Lau

Chris Yunker

Chris Yunker