This weekend during a musical concert conducted by Argentinian composer Gustavo Santaolalla, Iguazú Falls was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The spectacular falls were chosen from a list of over 440 candidates and became one of seven locations that will be awarded this prestigious distinction.
The Governor of the Province of Misiones, Maurico Closs, received the award on behalf of the region during a ceremony near the Falls which included a stunning musical event. Governor Closs commented that Iquazú “has the honor of being the first destination of foreign tourists, after the City of Buenos Aires. Our principal recognition is to God, who through Nature provided us with this magnificent and majestic place”.
This new title that has been presented to the Iguazú Falls will encourage many tourists to visit the area on the Argentinian, Brazilian and Paraguayan sides. All in all, this is a great honor for South America and will be received gratefully.