7 Wonders of the modern world
August 6, 2020
List of the New 7 Wonders of the Modern World. These were elected by vote by more than 90 million people, through a competition held in 2007. He was inspired by the list of the 7 wonders of the ancient world.
Colosseum of Rome (Italy)
It is a circular construction, built between the 70s and 80 a.d., in order to serve as a social meeting point and for the realization of all kinds of shows in ancient Rome, such as the bloody fights between gladiators and wild tigers or lions, which you have surely seen in more than one film.
Taj Mahal Palace (India)
This majestic Palace is located in Agra, northern India. As it could not be otherwise, it has also been declared a World Heritage Site. His style ranges from Islamic, Persian, Turkish and Indian. Its facade is white marble with different ornamentations. Its buildings stand out: the mosque, the mausoleum and the jawab. It has gardens full of flowers and in which there are numerous paths and water mirrors, where this spectacular work of architecture is reflected.
Petra, located in Jordan, is known as the Pink City, because of the color of the stone from which it is carved. It is a privileged place with surroundings, structures and sculptures that leave you breathless. Hidden in the middle of the desert, it went unnoticed for many centuries. There is only one way in or out, through a path on the mountain of huge rock, which stretches for almost a kilometer. What's really surprising is that most of the structures are carved, not built. Definitely a place that transports us to another world.
Chichen Itza (Mexico)
Historical icon of Mayan culture, Chichen Itza is one of the most important tourist sites in the world. This archaeological area is located in the east of the state of Yucatan, approximately 120 kilometers from the city of Merida in Mexico. It was also declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (1988).
The Great Wall of China (China)
It is an imposing fortress, built in the 5th century, designed to protect the northern part of the Chinese empire, from attacks by the nomadic peoples of Mongolia and Manchuria. With an area of almost 7,000 kilometers, it connects Shanhaiguan in the east, with Jiayuguan in the west, crossing six provinces of northern China.
Statue of Christ the Redeemer (Brazil)
The Statue of Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, is a monument to Jesus of Nazareth that is 30.1 meters high. This spectacular monument has open arms, as if showing the great city of Rio de Janeiro. It weighs 1,200 tons. This work was a project of the engineer Héctor Da Silva Costa and the design, was in the hands of the plastic artist Carlos Oswal.
Machu Picchu (Perú)
Located in Peru, the ruins of Machu Picchu are considered one of the largest ruins in the world. They are located above the Andes Mountains, at almost 2500 meters above sea level. From there it turns out to think and certainly has great merit, the way it was built hundreds of years ago, without any of the tools and technologies that we have today. Among its interesting archaeological ruins are best known: Tambomachay, Pisaq, Puka Pukara, Ollantaytambo or Chinchero.