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.
... could lead to a shareholder rebellion far more costly than the few million dollars an Allen film would make at the box office ... According to The Numbers, his films since 2008’s “Vicky ChristinaBarcelona” have grossed $165.8 million at the domestic box office.
Protests also took place in the Catalan town of Manresa to the north of Barcelona, where crowds gathered near a police station and reportedly hurled firecrackers at officers’ vans ... More protests were held in Barcelona as the city’s football team hosted Elche in La Liga at Camp Nou stadium.
"8 people arrested in Barcelona, 5 for robbery in a clothing store and 3 for public disorder and assault on law enforcement officers. There are 7 slightly injured officers and 2 have been taken to hospitals," Mossos d'Esquadra said on Twitter late on Sunday ... During the arrest, an officer was injured.
MADRID (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 23rd February, 2021) Protests over the imprisonment of rapper Pablo Hasel continued for the seventh day in a row in Spain, several arrests were made as protesters threw stones and other objects at law enforcement officers in Barcelona, Mossos d'Esquadra, the police force of Catalonia, said.
While a group of masked protesters threw bottles, firecrackers and other missiles at officers guarding Barcelona's police headquarters, last night's rally was calmer than on previous nights, when the demonstrations escalated into violent clashes.
Demonstrators carry a rubbish bin to throw towards police officers protecting a national police station during clashes following a protest condemning the arrest of rap artis Pablo Has�l in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Feb ...A man is detained by Catalan police officers during clashes ...
MADRID — Protests sparked by the jailing of Spanish rapper Pablo Hasel continued for a sixth night in Barcelona on Sunday ... In the latest protests, some of the mostly young demonstrators in Barcelona carried signs with the message "You have taught us that being peaceful is pointless.".
Still, discoveries like those last week are unsettling for the most experienced officers ...Brito reported from Barcelona, Spain. In this image taken from video made available by the Guardia Civil, an officer of the Guardia Civil helps a man out from under glass bottles in a container in Melilla, Spain, Friday Feb.
Protests against the imprisonment of a Spanish rap artist have turned violent in Barcelona as thousands of demonstrators called for his release for the fifth consecutive night across Spain... and Barcelona ... Officers arrested nine people across Catalonia, six of them in Barcelona.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Protests in support of a jailed rapper turned violent for a sixth consecutive night in Barcelona on Sunday. Protesters mostly dressed in black have hurled stones and other objects at police officers standing guard outside the National Police headquarters in the center of the Spanish city.
Organisers called for demonstrations in Madrid and Barcelona, where protests on previous nights featured clashes with police, property damage and looting ... Rioters smashed their way into bank offices in downtown Barcelona, burned trash containers and looted sporting goods stores on Friday night. Barcelona’s mayor, Ada Colau, made an appeal for calm ... .