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.
Suarez had given Barcelona the lead against Liverpool and nobody could say he was not relishing every second of it ... “Normally, you see a lot of respect, but Luis would crush anyone.” It was that same drive and defiance that made Suarez join Atletico Madrid after being cast off by Barcelona.
Suarez had given Barcelona the lead against Liverpool and nobody could say he was not relishing every second of it ... It was that same drive and defiance that made Suarez join Atletico Madrid after being cast off by Barcelona ... But he wanted to show he still belonged to the elite and wanted to show Barcelona close up.
Words of calm and calls for respect from Jordi Cruyff were what kept Ronald Koeman in a job at Barcelona before the international break ... 'It's typical Barcelona... Friday night Laporta phoned Koeman backing him and he did the same in person on the Saturday morning at Barcelona's training ground before the team traveled to Madrid for the game.
Luis Suarez has launched a blistering attack on Ronald Koeman, accusing the Barcelona boss of 'lacking personality'. The Uruguayan was allowed to join Atletico Madrid in a £5.5million transfer from the Catalan giants last year following a phone call with the then newly-appointed Dutch boss ... Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman is 'NOT convinced by Gerard...
Miralem Pjanic has hit out again at Ronald Koeman after admitting he was left baffled by his lack of playing time at Barcelona last season ... Miralem Pjanic struggled to break into the Barcelona first-team last season ... Yaya Toure offers his services to Barcelona amidst crisis at... Luis Suarez insists his phone gesture celebration after...
Barcelona are already looking to hand teenage sensation Gavi a new deal following his excellent start to the season ... But Gavi, who only made his Barcelona debut back in August in LaLiga as a substitute against Getafe, has impressed during the run, and has earned a place in the starting XI ... Miralem Pjanic continues war of words with Barcelona boss...
Luis Suarez insists his phone call gesture after scoring in Atletico Madrid's 2-0 win against Barcelona was not aimed at Ronald Koeman... The 34-year-old refused to celebrate after netting against his former club but did appear to send a message to Koeman by forming a phone with his right hand and putting it to his ear before play restarted.
Ronald Koeman is grateful to have been given “clarity” over his future at Barcelona after PresidentJoan Laporta confirmed the under-fire head coach will remain in charge of the beleaguered club ... Barcelona have won just one of their last six games ... “But we are Barcelona, and now we have to start winning games.
Colombian singerShakira said she was attacked by wild boars while at a park in Barcelona earlier this week - but managed to fend them off ... were trying to take her bag, which contained her phone, into the woods.
According to the BBC, the singer said she was attacked by two wild boars as she and her 8-year-old son, Milan, walked in a park in Barcelona, Spain. "They were taking my bag to the woods with my mobile phone in it," the Colombian singer said on her Instagram Stories on Wednesday as she held up the bag. "They've destroyed everything." ... Cheap Trick...Yes.
Shakira says she was 'attacked' and robbed by wild boars in a Barcelona park ... Shakira said on her Instagram Story that she was "attacked" by wild boars in a park in Barcelona ... Shakira said that she was attacked by wild boars earlier this week whilst she was walking in a park in Barcelona with her son.