Havana seals its place in New Seven Wonder Cities of the World

Published on : Sunday, June 26, 2016

Wonder Cities of the WorldCuba’s capital Havana has sealed for itself a place in New Seven Wonder Cities of the World. Already a popular upcoming tourist destination, Havana has become the place for celebrities and VIPs to be seen in. So far this year, the city has played host to US President Obama, the Rolling Stones, the Kardashians and a fashion show by top models for Chanel.

The official unveiling of the monument with plaque, bestowing the Wonder City of the World status to the Cuban capital was held earlier in the month in the courtyard of the Castle of San Salvador de la Punta, declared in 1982 a World Heritage Site along with the Historic Center of Old Havana and the system of fortifications of Havana.

Presiding were Havana City Historian, Dr. Eusebio Leal, along with Bernard Weber, president and organizer of the New7Wonders Foundation contest and Mercedes López Acea Vice President of the Cuban Council of State.

‘The Cuban people, the expats, lovers of this city and tourists who love Cuba and Havana are those who voted very strongly,” Bernard Weber, president and founder of the Swiss organization, told Xinhua.”

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