This is how Barcelona sells the America's Cup to Madrid

This is how Barcelona sells the America's Cup to Madrid

A Catalan delegation attended this Wednesday Vitor Tourism Exhibition in Madridto present the celebration of the America's Cup, which will be held in Barcelona next summer, as Tourist claim To visit the city. At the presentation, it was possible to watch a minute and a half video of them mixing Pictures of tourist places in Barcelonasuch as the Sagrada Família and Camp Nou, with images of the sailing competition and other famous places in Catalonia, such as Girona Cathedral, Cadaques and the Roman amphitheater in Tarragona, among many others.

The presentation was presented at the stand shared by the Diputació de Barcelona and the Consorci de Turisme de Barcelona at the fairgrounds in Madrid Until January 28. Among others, the city mayor participated, Jaume Colbone; Minister of Business and Competitiveness of the General State, Albert CastellanosMinister of Industry and Trade and former mayor of the city, Jordi Herrio.

Significant economic impact, but with opposition from citizens

The America's Cup will be held in Barcelona From August 22nd It continues during the months of September and October. It is estimated that the economic impact of the America's Cup will be more than 1.200 million euros In Catalonia. However, neighborhood associations, environmental organizations and other groups oppose celebrating the event and created the platform Not in Copa Americawhich denounces Opacity in the organization He warns that it will worsen dryness and dehydration Problems with access to housing from the city.

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