THE 7 URBAN WONDERS OF THE WORLD

The 7 Urban Wonders Of the World
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There were seven wonders in ancient times, more recently a private foundation promoted the selection of the new seven wonders of the world, and travel magazines come up with their own list of seven wonderful new icons every few months. Now UCityGuides.com has been telling you where to find the best of the world's top cultural cities in its ultimate city guides, and has given you the chance to also have a say in what is truly wonderful, spectacular, and unique in the urban world. We've made a selection of places and landmarks that have defined their cities, shaped them into what they are today, or are simply extraordinary urban creations that have stood the test of time and remain a vital part of their cities

You may be surprised to see many famous landmarks missing from our list, but as outstanding as many of those might be from an architectural standpoint, if they aren't listed below it's because they don't fit in the concept of what an urban wonder is, which is a unique or pioneering creation meant to serve the general population of an expanding and evolving metropolis. An urban wonder is also not simply a mere relic of the past, but an integrated part of the modern city, having helped transform its location into an important urban center. Other wonders were responsible for urban renewal, were created to be the focal points of their cities, or have unexpectedly become unique icons or models for future works

Take a look at our list of wonders that were the candidates to be voted on by our readers. The seven first were the winners, the most wonderful of them all. 

1- BRASILIA
Brasilia
2- GRACHTENGORDEL CANALS, AMSTERDAM
Amsterdam Canals

3- PASSEIG DE GRACIA, BARCELONA

Barcelona

4- POMBALINE LISBON, LISBON

Downtown Lisbon

5- STROGET , COPENHAGEN

Stroget, Copenhagen

6- WARSAW'S OLD TOWN

Warsaw Old Town

7- THE WHITE CITY , TEL AVIV

White City, Tal Aviv