(CCTV) — “Cuba’s capital 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. And this week at an inauguration ceremony, Havana was officially named one of the New Seven Wonders Cities of the World.” Cuban capital makes New7Wonders list
Havana receives title of ‘Wonder City of the World’
(Prensa Latina) — “For her part, the president of the People’s Power Provincial Assembly in this capital, Marta Hernandez, described the emotional and historical act that proclaims Havana among the most extraordinary cities in recent times internationally.
‘Our city is part of the most significant material culture heritage of the nation and it represents a substantial part of the historical memory with extraordinary architectural and urban values’, Hernandez said.” Havana, Wonder City of Cuba and the World
(Xinhua) — “‘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.” Havana inaugurated as one of “seven wonder cities”
(Havana Times) — “The persistent rain did not stop the ceremony 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. It was an appropriate setting for the official unveiling of the monument with plaque, bestowing the Wonder City of the World status to the Cuban capital.
For a few minutes the entrance of the castle sheltered those who took the opportunity to attend the public event on the occasion of the noble idea. 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.” Havana Wonder of the World Recognition in Pictures