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.
Renishaw partnership brings engineering expertise to Barcelona racing weekend ... To encourage young people to consider a career in engineering, the UK Greenpower team at global engineering scientific technologies company, Renishaw, partnered with the company’s Spanish subsidiary to race at the RFEDA Racing weekend in Barcelona.
The international effort involved arrests in France, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands, the EU's police agency said in a statement ... The 'historic' international operation seized £21.7million worth of assets, including 30 tons of cocaine and the gang's supercars, luxury villas and piles of cash.
Manchester United were linked with a move for the Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De Jong during the summer transfer window ... It is no secret that the Red Devils need to bring in central midfield reinforcements and the Barcelona midfielder could prove to be a quality acquisition.
At their remote training headquarters in the north of the Qatar peninsula, a range of tricky questions have kept Germany, the 2014 world champions, busy over the last four days ... Germany player salaries ... He is a former Spain international, whose career spread across Real Madrid and Barcelona and was notable for its flexibility ... ....
“But we weren’t efficient and Poland are strong ...Congratulations to Lewandowski on his first World Cup goal ... beyond the football. Show ... After directing a low left-foot shot under the goalkeeper for his 77th international goal, the Barcelona striker was overcome with emotion and engulfed by teammates, eventually emerging to blow a kiss to the crowd ... .
The Barcelona forward is currently dating Enrique's daughter, SiraMartinez, and the Spain boss gave him some lighthearted advice on what celebrations to avoid ... 'All good players have to be at Barcelona!' ... Enrique was even very open when asked if his players could have sex whilst on international duty ... The former Barcelona boss continued.
Memphis Depay is expected to leave Barcelona when the transfer window opens in January. The Spanish club looking to terminate the Dutch international’s contract in order to save money on his wages and the player has been linked with a move back to Manchester United... Since then, the 28-year-old has impressed at Lyon and Barcelona.
The goal came from a corner, in which Barcelona’s Andreas Christensen pounced on a flick-on to head the ball past Lloris in the French goal. "AND THERE'S THE EQUALISER!" ?. Barcelona's Andreas Chritsensen bags his third ever international goal to equalise following Mbappe's opener!! ??#ITVFootball . #FIFAWorldCup pic.twitter.com/jrAB8PaX4k ...Video ... .