Barcelona is the capital of Anzoátegui State, Venezuela and was founded in 1671. Together with Puerto La Cruz, Lecheria and Guanta, Barcelona forms one of the most important urban areas of Venezuela with a population of approximately 950,000.
Unlike Puerto La Cruz, which was mostly built in the 20th century, Barcelona has a mish-mash of historical and modern architecture from its several years of growth and development. The settlement of Nueva Barcelona del Cerro Santo (English: New Barcelona of the Holy Mountain), was originally established by the Spanish conquistador Joan Orpí (a native of Piera, Catalonia in Spain). It was later re-founded and populated by governor Sancho Fernández de Angulo two kilometres from the original settlement, and by a small community of Catalan colonists around 1671. Barcelona was one of the provinces under the governmental authority of the New Andalusia Province (Nueva Andalusía, or New Andalusia), and referred to commonly as New Barcelona. One of the remaining buildings of this period is the Museo de Anzoátegui, considered the oldest building in the city.
Barcelona is an album recorded by Freddie Mercury, frontman of popular British rock band Queen, and operatic soprano Montserrat Caballé. Released in 1988. It is the second and final solo album recorded by Mercury.
After Barcelona was selected to host the 1992 Summer Olympics, Mercury was approached to write a song as a theme for the forthcoming games. The idea was to create a duet with Montserrat, as she is from the city. He had been a long standing admirer of her and she in turn grew to respect his talents very highly. They decided to work on an album together, with Mercury and Mike Moran taking the creative lead as songwriters. Mercury and Moran made and sent her tapes of the music with Mercury singing in falsetto as a guide vocal for Montserrat's parts. As they rarely had an opening in their schedule to meet, her parts were recorded at another location.
A special edition of the album was released on 3 September 2012. It features a new version of the album with the previous instrumental tracks replaced with new, live symphonic orchestration and percussion rather than synthesisers and drum machines. The new edition also has a new unique album cover.
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Moments before, Mohammed couldn’t tell how close the bombs where to his family home... While Karim raises an eyebrow at the response from international leaders to the calamity facing regular Gazans, he says everyone from students at a diving school in Barcelona, refugees in Greece and British artists have all organised fund-raisers to support them.
Rosalía, Morad and Aitana are once again the three most listened to Catalan artists worldwide on Spotify in 2023. In Barcelona, music preferences defy the global trend that sees Taylor Swift as the top artist.
Rosa Vergés also has an extensive career in the artistic direction of theatrical and musical productions, including the ceremonies for the arrival of the Olympic Torch in Barcelona in 1992, and the gala of the 14th edition of the Goya Awards, held in Barcelona in 2000.
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Artist Maya Lin used recycled silver to craft this two-dimensional sculpture that represents the watershed of the St ... Becherer said he’s known many of the commissioned artists for a long time ... Plensa, who made the stainless steel tower by the front doors, is a Barcelona-based artist who’d designed the Crown Fountain in Chicago’s Millennium Park.
For its latest endeavor, the Barcelona team collaborated with international multimedia artist and Miami resident PatrickChurch, who was commissioned to execute a mural in homage to his "Dearest Boy" series along the building's exterior façade ... When it comes to food, no two Barcelona menus are the same ... Barcelona Wine Bar.
Colombian megastar Shakira today struck a deal with Spanish authorities to avoid a trial in Barcelona over accusations that she failed to pay £12.5 million (€14.5m) in tax ... Colombian megastar Shakira has struck a deal with Spanish authorities to avoid a trial in Barcelona over accusations that she failed to pay £12.5 million (€14.5m) in tax.