Thursday, 11 June 2009

Ruins of St. Paul’s among one of “New 7 Wonders of Portuguese Origin” 大三巴牌坊獲選為“葡萄牙人建造的新七大奇觀” (大叁巴牌坊获选为“葡萄牙人建造的新七大奇观”)

Ruins of St. Paul’s is listed as one of the monuments among the “New 7 Wonders of Portuguese Origin”. The winning monuments of the competition were announced on June 10 - the Portugal National Day, in a ceremony held in Portugal.

Macau Government Tourist Office said the listing is honored to us and it certainly will help to promote Macau in Portugal and the Portuguese speaking countries. With the history and architectural elements of the Ruins of St. Paul’s, the structure now becomes one of the most famous landmark in Macau.

Other sites of the “New 7 Wonders of Portuguese Origin” include monuments in India, Morocco, Cape Verde and Brazil. The monuments were selected from a total of 27, located in 16 countries.

澳門大三巴牌坊被列為“葡萄牙人建造的新七大奇觀”其中一座建築物。 獲選名單於葡國日(6月10日)在葡葡牙公佈。 澳門政府旅遊局表示, 很榮幸位於澳門的大三巴牌坊獲選, 這定能有助於葡萄牙及葡語系國家推廣澳門。 事實上大三巴牌坊的歷史及建築元素, 已讓它成為澳門的地標及著名旅遊景點。

其他獲選“葡萄牙人建造的新七大奇觀”的建築分別位於印度、摩洛哥、佛得角及巴西。 7大奇觀從27個位於16個國家的建築物中選出。