Tue, 25/07/2017 - 07:33
Plaça Catalunya, the main setting for the public party
JocsBCN92. The main commemoration event for the 1992 Barcelona Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held in the city centre, where there will be several performances to keep alive the memory of that summer in the city.
The public party commemorating the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic and Paralympic Games at Plaça Catalunya kicks off at 8 pm with a screening of a whole host of evocative Olympic and Paralympic videos, followed by a performance from the music group ‘Mambo Jambo’.
At 9.45 pm, when the last relay of torch bearers enter Plaça Catalunya and take the torch to the stage, Antonio Rebollo will receive it and then symbolically light the pewter signalling the start of a fireworks show with the music that was used for accompanying the historical event that took place 25 years before. A flame will run along the entire square until it is lost in the sky and volcanoes of fire will spew out on the stage, accompanied by the background music of ‘Barcelona’ by Montserrat Caballé and Freddie Mercury. At the same time, the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium’s pewter will also be lit. Afterwards, there will be a small fire show and at 10 pm a concert performed by ‘Los Manolos’.
Volunteers will play a special role in this event, seeing that besides those taking part in the entire ceremony, there will also be a reunion point for all those who took part in this event 25 years ago.
An exhibition from the EFE agency and the Mundo Deportivo’s mosaic will also feature in the event.
Plaça Catalunya will be reserving a space for two initiatives linked to the commemorations and which enjoy support from Barcelona City Council. On the one hand, the EFE agency is moving a representative portion of the ‘Barcelona 92 imatges’ exhibition there, which is on display to the public, from 20 July to 26 September, at the Diagonal metro station’s interchange.
The Mundo Deportivo newspaper‘s commemorative mosaic will also feature in the Plaça Catalunya event. This mosaic, which is made up of 10,000 photos of people who wanted to put their grain of sand in a work that recalls the moment of the great “Welcome” of the Game’s opening. Both initiatives will be moved to the Olympic ring after the event.