Vigan City is one of the New 7 Wonder Cities of the World

Out of 1,200 nominees from 220 countries, Ilocos Sur capital Vigan City has been chosen as one of the New7Wonders Cities of the World! The result was announced by Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders, December 7 in Dubai City.

The other winning cities are Beirut (Lebanon), Doha (Qatar), Durban (South AfricA), Havana (Cuba), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and La Paz(Bolivia).

“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.”

Calle Crisologo, VIgan City

Ancestral houses at Vigan City

“We congratulate each of these cities on achieving their New7Wonders status, and we look forward to celebrating their election to the “canon of 7″ with their citizens in 2015,” said Bernard Weber, adding, “The New7Wonders Cites will now join the New7Wonders of Nature and the New7Wonders of the World in becoming part of Global Memory for humanity for ever.” said Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders.

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