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Books,  Films and Music

Books, Films and Music dedicated or related in some way to the city of Bracelona

> Novels:
The Cathedral of the Sea, by Ildefonso Falcones
The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
 
> Films:
Vicky Cristina Barcelona, by Woody Allen
The Perfume was partly filmed in the streets of Barcelona.
 
> Music:
Barcelona is the hub of the Rumba Catalana which is a mixture. As Gato Perez said, "The Rumba Catalana was born in the streets, daughter of Cuban and a Gipsy".

Rumba de Barcelona by Manu Chao



Barca, Cielo y Ola by Gato Perez sung by Lucrecia


Gitana Hechicera by Peret sung by Las Migas

 
Bracelona by Freddie Mercury

He dedicated his song "Barcelona" to his friend Montserrat Caballé and her city. Later, it would become the anthem for the 1992 Olympic Games. Sadly, Freddie Mercury died in 1991 and couldn't sing at the opening day, but he was present in spirit.

 

"Hi Sandra,

We just got back a few days ago from the rest of our trip.  We look back with very fond memories about you and the wonderful arrangements you made for us while we were in Barcelona.  Not only did you show us exactly what we had requested and made it so interesting, but you were very kind to help us figure out how to go around on our own (which I don't think most guides would have bothered with)  You can rest assured if anyone asks me what to do and see in Barcelona, I will tell them I have just the person they need in Barcelona.   Sincerely,  Maureen & Herman Roszler  Los Angeles California (February 17th 2009)"