IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing, Barcelona September 25th-28th, 2006
|Barcelona, the venue for Cluster 2006||
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Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia. The city's two thousand year history has left its mark on Barcelona's architectural, artistic, and cultural heritage. Its excellent international communications, its Mediterranean climate, and its cosmopolitan atmosphere make is a privileged city indeed.
Barcelona is Europe's southernmost port, where Romans, Arabs, Christians, and other civilizations have given the city a multicultural flavor. Streets and squares are full of monuments and sculptures, both classic and Mediterranean, evidence of a great passion for art the makes Barcelona an open-air museum.
The day before the start of the Cluster2006, September 24th, Barcelona once again celebrates La Mercè, its Patron Saint Festival. Like a last explosion of summer before autumn, La Mercè is a festival of festivals, concentrating hundreds of activities such as the following in a few days:
The list is long and tends to include over 500 activities with a broad range of appeal. La Mercè is the festival of a thousand faces.
La Mercè has become the most popular festival in Barcelona, thanks to the collaboration of organizations from all over the city. Events for La Mercè take place in many parts of the city, with the overall program centered around Mediterranean culture. In less than a week, Barcelona brings together a program in which everyone takes part, including street art, street theater, concerts, traditional dance, and more ...