The 7 new wonder cities of the world elected in 2014

This project identifies seven incredible urban spaces on the planet to highlight the beauty of human heritage: chosen by internet users.

Bernard Weber likes to classify the treasures found in our world. After listing the new wonders in terms of monuments and the new natural wonders, he decided to conduct another online vote to elect the most remarkable cities on Earth. The result in alphabetical order was published in 2014 on the website of the New Seven Wonders Foundation, we present it to you in this article.

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1. Beirut (Lebanon)

Beirut is the capital of Lebanon and one of the oldest still inhabited cities in the world. It is home to approximately 360,000 inhabitants, or 50% of the country's population. Between the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains, this metropolis is very dynamic, especially thanks to its many nightlife and tourist activities. It is located in the heart of the Middle East, which explains its distinct cultural and architectural influence, as well as its commercial and financial influence. However, the city experiences religious tensions that lead to attacks.

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Central Square, Beirut

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2. Doha (Qatar)

Doha is the capital of Qatar and can be literally translated as “The Big Tree” Or “sticky tree”. Located on the Persian Gulf, it is home to more than 80% of the country's population with its nearby suburbs. To the north of the Doha Corniche are the city's most beautiful skyscrapers, and the Museum of Islamic Art showcases its great cultural wealth.

Doha, Qatar, Wonder City

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Doha, Qatar, night

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3. Durban (South Africa)

Durban is a city in South Africa located on the Indian Ocean. This seaside resort is unique in the country, especially because we find different cultures in terms of architecture, inhabitants, art, music… Beaches are ubiquitous in the landscape and welcome many travelers every year.

Durban, the Wonder City

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4. Havana (Cuba)

Havana is the capital of Cuba: it is the country's financial center and has a large port. The architecture of the old town is reminiscent of the Spanish colonial era in the territory, the contrast is striking with the grandeur of the new districts. The province of Cuba is very festive: music and dance (salsa) mark the days and nights of the inhabitants.

Panoramic view, Havana

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Alley, Havana

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5. Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

Kuala Lumpur is the most populated city in Malaysia (7,300,000 inhabitants in 2010). Its economic power is expressed by the various skyscrapers, buildings and megaprojects that multiply in the metropolis. Although it was originally just a camp of bamboo huts, the exploitation of its tin resources enabled it to develop rapidly. Today, it is a destination that attracts many tourists.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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6. La Paz (Bolivia)

La Paz is the highest capital in the world: it is the high administrative center of the country, as it houses the executive and legislative powers. The cable car allows you to travel between several cities and admire the scenery from above, such as the beautiful snow-capped mountains that rise to the horizon. La Paz is the starting point for many hikes in the area.

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la-paz-night

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7. Vigan (Philippines)

This capital has remained as it was when the Spanish colonists stayed there, making it a cultural and historical hot spot in the Philippines. It has beautiful cobbled streets and its architecture combines European and Asian styles. Some buildings have retained the same functions as back then: shops are found downstairs, while the upper floors are used for housing.

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