"We are not talking about technology, we are talking about human rights and we are talking about the consolidation and the future of democracy," Former Òmnium Cultural president, Jordi Cuixart, said on Thursday.
"With this, we open a new street in Barcelona with views. A street from which people will get to see, of course, the port, the Barceloneta beach area, but also Barcelona as a whole." Damià Calvet, Barcelona Port authority president, said.
The Festival includes 86 shows over four weeks in the Catalan capital, and the Nederlands Dans Theater - NDT 1 is the first to act at the performing arts festival. Dancers practiced three choreographies hours before opening night.
From July 7, La Pedrera Magical Vision will, according to Marta Lacambra of Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation, explain "Gaudí's architecture and the period of Modernism" with HoloLens 2 mixed reality smartglasses.
"Gaudí was an extreme innovator and a person that...
"Worried? We are always worried as we do not like [new Covid-19 cases] but the vast majority of the population can, and should, live a normal life, while being cautious," Antoni Trilla, head of epidemiology at Hospital Clínic in Barcelona, said to the Catalan News Agency.
"We knew the problems the European economy would face when Russian president Vladimir Putin cut gas supplies and that these consequences would be felt in prices in our country," Pedro Sánchez, Spanish PM, said during an interview on Cadena SER radio.