Athletic bullfighters, dressed to kill in their elaborate, flamboyant, and heavily embroidered ‘suits of light’ are no longer part of Barcelona’s arts and entertainment; the six hundred year old tradition of fighting bulls is now banned here. Whether for animal welfare or simply as a rejection of Spanish culture is hard to decipher, but either way it is a powerful indication of how Barcelona has a clear sense of identity and is not afraid of change.
This vibrant Mediterranean city leapt onto the world’s stage, full of youthful energy and hope in 1992 with the Olympics, and now twenty years later continues to reinvent itself as a flourishing capital of commerce, fashion and style.
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