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New 7 Wonders of the World


New 7 Wonders of the World

Chosen by over one hundred million votes

[:en]Chichén Itzá[:es]Chichén Itzá[:fr]Chichén Itzá[:de]Chichén Itzá[:]

[:de]Pyramide in Chichén Itzá, Halbinsel Yucatan, Mexiko[:][:fr]Pyramide de Chichén Itzá, Péninsule du Yucatan, Mexique[:][:es]Pirámide de Chichén Itzá, Península de Yucatán, México[:][:en]Pyramid at Chichén Itzá, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico[:]

Great Wall of China

series of fortifications built along the historical border of China

Taj Mahal

[:de]Mausoleum in Agra, Indien[:][:fr]Mausolée en Agra, Inde[:][:es]Complejo de edificios en la ciudad de Agra, India[:][:en]A white marble mausoleum in Agra, India[:]


[:de]antike Felsenstadt in Jordanien[:][:fr]ancienne cité située dans le Wadi Rum, Jordanie[:][:es]enclave arqueológico y la capital del antiguo reino nabateo, Jordania[:][:en]Arabian historical and archaeological city, Jordan[:]

Machu Picchu

15th-century Inca site in Peru

[:en]Cristo Redentor[:de]Cristo Redentor[:es]Cristo Redentor[:fr]Le Christ Rédempteur[:]

[:en]statue of Jesus in Río de Janeiro, Brazil[:de]Jesus Statue, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilien[:es]estatua de Jesús, Río de Janeiro, Brasil[:fr]statue du Christ, Rio de Janeiro, Brésil[:]


elliptical amphitheatre in Rome

Lisbon 07.07.2007

Official declaration of the New7Wonders of the World

2005 - 2007

The 21 Finalists World Tour

While the last voting phase we had amazing events at each Finalist

2005 - 2007

The 21 Finalists

The New 7 Wonders of the World have made it out of 21 Finalists within that last voting phase

2004 - 2006

Panel of Experts

The panel selected 21 Finalists from the global voted list of 77 potential Wonders

[:en]Harry Seidler[:]

Architect, 1923 – 2006

[:en]Harry Seidler was one of Australia’s finest architects, responsible for the design of numerous prestigious buildings in Sydney as well as further afield, both at home and abroad. The Vienna-born architect is the author of “The Grand Tour,” a respected guide to the most beautiful buildings in the world.

Sadly we have to acknowledge that Harry Seidler (born 1923) has passed away on March 9th, 2006. The world has lost a great master and a true enthusiast of architecture in the real sense of the word. He is survived by his wife, Penelope Evatt, a fellow architect whom he married in 1958, and by their son and daughter. We will always remain grateful for Harry’s support for the New7Wonders campaign, and will remember him throughout.[:]

[:en]Zaha Hadid[:]

Architect, 1950 - 2016

[:en]The first woman to win the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004, the Iraqi-British architect has designed buildings all over the world, and is considered one of the most gifted professionals working in the field today. Consistently pushing the boundaries of architecture and urban design, Hadid, who once said she does not create “nice buildings”, is famous for sinuous and curving forms such as those of the Aquatics Centre for the 2012 London Olympics. Other notable Hadid projects include the BMW Central Building in Leipzig, the MAXXI – National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in Rome and the Sheikh Zayed Bridge in Abu Dhabi.[:]

[:en]Tadao Ando[:]


[:en]Tadao Ando was also awarded the Prizker Prize, in 1995. His love of architecture was inspired by the designer Le Corbusier and he is renowned across the world for his unique, artistic way of combining East and West in his work. One of his most acclaimed projects is the Church of the Light in Osaka, Japan..[:]

[:en]Aziz Tayob[:]


[:en]As the first non-white architect, Aziz Tayob graduated from University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa in 1969. Since then he creates buildings that are honest, functional, though provoking and innovative. He aims to achieve the best design for the very limited resources and space available to the underpriviledged communities of South Africa.[:]

[:en]Cesar Pelli[:]


[:en]Argentine-born American Cesar Pelli, architect of the Battery Park buildings in New York, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Canary Wharf in the UK and the second tower of the new Hong Kong Financial Centre, is also a panellist.[:]

[:en]Federico Mayor Zaragoza[:]

Former Director-General of UNESCO

[:en]The former Director-General of UNESCO, Spain’s Prof. Dr. Federico Mayor Zaragoza, has been appointed president of the panel.
The job of the panel was an extremely difficult one. At the end of 2005, they had to choose just 21 potential wonders from among the 77 sites which attracted the most votes throughout the campaign. The choice of the international experts was based on the architectural and cultural importance, as well as the beauty of the monuments and structures.[:]

[:en]Yung Ho Chang[:]


[:en]Yung Ho Chang, one of China’s most accomplished contemporary architects and the founding director of the Graduate Center of Architecture at Peking University, was appointed head of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Architecture in July 2005..[:]

Voting Procedure

Global Vote for Nominees

2000 - 2004

Initial campaign launch and worldwide awareness building.





Top List

Voting amongst the 176 nominees in participating locations. On 24 December 2005, the top 77 sites passed to the N7W Panel of Experts for them to select the Finalists.

1 January 2006


Top List



Announcement of the 21 Official Finalists, followed by the World Tour in 2006 - 2007

07 07 07





Official Declaration of the New 7 Wonders of the World in Lisbon, Portugal on 07/07/07

celebration on 07.07.

This year, and every year from now on, the world celebrates 7 Wonders Day. The event honours the 21 iconic wonders chosen by hundreds of millions of votes following three historic global campaigns.

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The New 7 Wonders of the World celebrate 15 years

The New 7 Wonders of the World celebrate their 15th anniversary on 7 July 2022, as this is the date when the Wonders were announced at the official declaration ceremony that took place in Lisbon, Portugal in 2007. On a historic night on an equally historic date, 7/7/7 – the 7th of July 2007 – … Continued

New7Wonders virtual reality laboratory visit for The Global Memory project

New7Wonders President and Founder, Bernard Weber, and Director, Jean-Paul de la Fuente, visited the N7W virtual reality laboratory in Düsseldorf, Germany, to see and experience the latest developments for The Global Memory project. Along with partners from Digital Architektur and MIREVI University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, in-depth testing and briefings took place as the virtual … Continued

New7Wonders courtesy visit to the Association of South East Asian Nations

During the courtesy visit of New7Wonders Director, Jean-Paul de la Fuente, to ASEAN headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia, New7Wonders and ASEAN met to explore areas of common interest. The visit included a tour of the historic records and cultural artefacts in the official exhibition representing all the 10 member nations of ASEAN. The visit was graciously … Continued

Discussions with Indonesian travel industry leaders

Indonesia and New7Wonders have a historic relationship over more than 12 years. This was reactivated during a series of meetings in Jakarta with leading representatives of the Indonesian travel industry. The New7Wonders Director Jean-Paul de la Fuente met with the Indonesian chapter of the Pacific Asian Tourism Association (PATA), specifically its President CEO Bapak Purnomo … Continued

Computer reconstruction of the Bamiyan Buddha

When political or religious ideologies drive people to direct their aggression towards heritage sites, structures of global importance can be wiped off the face of the earth. By using computer reconstruction to record the details that make these places unique, blueprints can be created to facilitate the potential rebuilding of these sites, should they ever … Continued

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