La Mercè traditionally ends at the Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, where a spectacular fireworks display is merged with a creatively edited soundtrack, or “Piromusical” as they say in Barcelona.

Here, overlooking the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. one jostles for position against the thousands and thousands of festival goers whilst listening to songs from The Beatles, John Lennon and many others.

But, not all is as it seems.

If you listen closely, you might think you are listening to an original of “Imagine”.  Moments later, you realise that the words are all in Spanish…

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