The National Horse Fair (Feira Nacional do Cavalo) has been happening at Golegã for 34 years now. Since eleven years ago it is also the International Lusitano Horse Fair (Feira Internacional do Cavalo Lusitano). Golegã council, with a little more than 5,500 inhabitants, has a long tradition in horse breeding. With a privileged location near the Tagus River and the ancient Royal Road, Golegã fields are very fertile. Therefore the agriculture has always been very productive and horse breeding has been an activity associated with it.
No one would tell that due to a Greek poet one day we would distinguish the great wonders from the world and from Portugal. It was Antipater of Sidon who firstly referred the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. He has included places like the Great Pyramid of Giza, still standing until today and the famous Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Based in this concept Bernard Weber, a Canadian born in Switzerland, decided to create an election for the New 7 World Wonders.