Will Alhambra be eighth Wonder of the World?

30th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

30 April 2007, GRANADA - More than 5,000 people joined hands to form a huge human chain around Granada's Alhambra, "embracing" it as part of a campaign to make it one of the so-called New Seven Wonders of the World.

30 April 2007

GRANADA - More than 5,000 people joined hands to form a huge human chain around Granada's Alhambra, "embracing" it as part of a campaign to make it one of the so-called New Seven Wonders of the World.

Although organizers of the initiative intended for the participants to encircle the Alhambra area in the city of Granada once, the turnout was so great that a double symbolic embrace was able to be set up.

The members of the huge human chain congregated along the 2.5-kilometer (1.5-mile) perimeter around the ancient castle, gathering along the Paseo de los Tristes, at the Plaza Nueva and the Cuesta de Gomerez.

The initiative was one of the many such projects being staged by public and private institutions to collect votes for making the huge stone structure perched atop a rocky promontory like a ship's bow cutting through the waves one of the world's new group of most outstanding monuments.

On Saturday, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero voted for the Alhambra during a visit to Granada, lending his support to the move recently taken by Culture Minister Carmen Calvo, who said that the Alhambra deserves the distinction for being Europe's most-visited monument.

King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia cast their votes in January for the Alhambra to be declared one of the world's seven new wonders.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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