Album: ÷ (2017)
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  • Ed Sheeran wrote this love song for the Spanish city of Barcelona with Northern Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance, who is signed to his Gingerbread Records.
  • The lyrics contain some cod-Spanish. Sheeran told The Sun: "It doesn't make a lot of sense. It's just the Spanish words I know put together. There's one line where I say 'Siempre Vivre La Barcelona,' which is actually Latin I think, but it just sounded cool. It means 'long live Barcelona.'"
  • Barcelona is Spain's second-largest city, its largest port, and its chief commercial center. Here are some more fun facts about Barcelona from The Encyclopedia of Trivia:

    Barcelona was founded by the Carthaginians in the 3rd century BC.

    FC Barcelona, one of the most successful clubs in Spanish football, was founded by Swiss football pioneer Joan Gamper on November 29, 1899.

    Work on Barcelona’s fantastical Sagrada Familia Roman Catholic church is expected to be complete by 2026 — 144 years after it was begun by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi in 1882. He joked that his client, God, was in no hurry to see it finished.

    Barcelona has built around 300 playgrounds for senior citizens that are meant to improve fitness and decrease isolation.

    Barcelona's 197 foot Columbus Monument was built to mark how Christopher Columbus reported to Queen Isabella after his first voyage to the Americas. The statue shows him supposedly pointing to the New World, but he is actually pointing south, to Algeria.

    Barcelona attracts over one million visitors every week.

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