There are so many great moments to remember from the Barcelona Olympic Games. One particularly special moment actually originated some years before the Games when Freddie Mercury and the Catalan soprano Montserrat Caballé sang the song “Barcelona.”
The song and the show were recorded in October 1988. Sadly, Freddie Mercury passed away in 1991, one year before the Olympics took place. Still, the song became an anthem of Barcelona, and remains to this day one of the most dearly treasured moments of the Games. In fact, we would go as far to say that the song has become the city’s national anthem! But be warned; all us Barcelonians tend to well up with emotion upon hearing it.