Vigan among New 7 Wonder Cities top 21

Vigan City in Ilocos Sur, a recognized world heritage site, is among the top 21 finalists in the global search for New 7 Wonder Cities.

Vigan New 7 Wonder Cities
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The group behind the campaign announced Tuesday that Bangkok, Barcelona, Beirut, Chicago, Doha, Durban, Havana, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, La Paz, London, Mendoza, Mexico City, Mumbai, Perth, Quito, Reykjavik, Saint Petersburg, Seoul, Shenzhen and Vigan made it to the next round of the competition.

Following the announcement, the New7Wonders website posted a photo of its founder Bernard Weber holding a scroll, which shows the official 21 finalists, at the fortified tower Torre de Belem in Lisbon, Portugal, where the first New7Wonders campaign declaration event took place seven years ago.

According to city tourism officer Edgar de la Cruz, mayor Eva Marie Singson thanked her constituents and Filipinos around the world for supporting Vigan, a place famous for its cobblestone streets where structures that showcase the country's Spanish heritage are lined up.

The top 14 finalists will be announced on October 7 while the final cut will be known on December 7.

To vote for Vigan City, just go to or simply click here.