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.
The festival head is committed to supporting local creators, with a strong presence of artists from Barcelona and Catalonia co-producing half of the shows scheduled. ... In addition, a large part of the international programming puts focus on African artists with works inspired by and in "dialogue" with Barcelona. .
More than 200 works from the Dutch artist M.C. Escher, known for his intricate optical-illusion lithographs, are on display at the BarcelonaMaritime Museum as part of a new exhibit that runs until Sept. 26, 2021 ... .
Alongside Lanna’s trademark social noise, she has chosen to commemorate a recent series of artist collaborations with a film, Atelier Amistad, that made its debut at 080 BarcelonaFashion Week on 27 April ... “It gave us a chance to break some boundaries, which we always enjoy doing,” says Spanish artist Tana Latorre, a key Paloma Wool collaborator.
The exhibition entitled Bodies of Water features 76 artworks from 64 artists or groups from 18 countries and regions ... Most of the biennale events around the world have been canceled or postponed because of the pandemic, but "we don't allow the pandemic to silence artists ... This was designed by Spanish artist EugenioAmpudia.
The beauty of the Google Doodle is that it can be used to highlight pretty much anything or anyone ... The letter, which bears a tiny tilde over itself, is now an important part of Hispanic identity and has a fascinating history ... The GoogleDoodle itself is impressively abstract, and it was made by the Barcelona-based artist Min ... .
>. Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson’s extensive injury list is finally showing signs of easing ahead of his side’s trip to Leicester on Monday ... “We’ve got a lot of players back, funnily enough, which is good news,” Hodgson said ... Hodgson added ... 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... Olympics-Barcelona to host artistic swimming qualifier moved from Tokyo.
>. The finish and his overall display impressed Redknapp, who managed Bale for much of his first stint at Tottenham, where he went from being regarded as a jinx after taking 25 attempts to win his first game to a genuine superstar. Redknapp told the PA news agency ... Redknapp said ... Olympics-Barcelona to host artistic swimming qualifier moved from Tokyo. .