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.
MADRID, June 19 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona on Saturday confirmed that they have reached an agreement to signDutch international striker Memphis Depay from Olympique Lyon on a two-year contract. The club website informs that "FC Barcelona and Memphis Depay have ...
An international trophy continues to be to blemish in Messi’s career. The FC Barcelona superstar has been to three Copa Am�rica finals and one FIFA World Cup during his career with Argentina... The current Copa Am�rica and the World Cup next year will be the last opportunities for Messi to win an international trophy for Argentina ... .
>Spain pay the penalty ...France striker Griezmann took his international tally to 38 with a second-half equaliser against Hungary. The Barcelona forward, who won the Golden Boot at Euro 2016, is now the joint third top scorer in the tournament’s history with seven goals in the finals.Up next ... TRENDING ... .
In his four-and-a-half years in France, Depay has been a revelation and his performances at Lyon look set to earn him a free transfer to Barcelona this summer. Depay proved his class at international level once more on Thursday, scoring from the penalty spot as Holland booked their place in the last 16 at Euro 2020 ... 'I think he's a maverick ... .
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Catalan president PereAragonès coincided with Spain’s king Felipe VI at an international economic conference held in Barcelona on Wednesday, thus marking the first time the pro-independence leader met with the monarch since being elected last month ... .
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