Vigan is named One of the New 7 Wonders Cities of the World

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The New 7 Wonders Cities of the World has been announced and Vigan City is part of the New 7 Wonders Cities! Congratulations to the heritage City of Vigan and to everyone who helped to make this happen!

Announcing the names of the New7Wonders Cities, Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders, said: “I would like to thank everyone who have helped promote the New7Wonders Cities campaign since its inception in 2011. We began with more than 1,200 nominees from 220 different countries and here have 7 that represent the global diversity of urban society. For the first time in human history, more than half of our planet’s population lives in cities and this election emphasises the dramatically challenging character of our changing world.”

Bernard Weber thanked the New7Wonders Cities Panel of Experts, which advised on the selection of the 28 Official Finalist Candidates in October last year, and he congratulated the voters who narrowed the selection down to 7 through the subsequent elimination phases.

The results announced this evening in Dubai are based on the counting of votes since the campaign ended at 7 am December 7.. They will now be checked, validated and independently verified. Once the verification process has been completed, New7Wonders will then work with the confirmed cities to organise Official Inauguration events. 

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It is a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site, one of the few Hispanic towns left in the Philippines where its structures remained intact, and is well known for its cobblestone streets, and a unique architecture that fuses Philippine and Oriental building designs and construction, with colonial European architecture.

World of New7Wonders
New7Wonders Cities is a also a project of the New7Wonders Foundation, an organization looking to promote the beauty and culture of the world.  New7Wonders Foundation also endorsed and promoted Puerto Princesa City Underground River as one of the New7Wonders of Nature.

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