Marina Oborotova

Great Cities of the World: Barcelona

Dr. Marina Oborotova, CFIS/AIA
June 11, 2017

Recently Barcelona became one of the top tourist destinations in the world. What is the secret of Barcelona’s attraction? To find out, join Marina Oborotova on a virtual trip through time and space in the fascinating capital of Catalonia. She will explore the sweep of Barcelona’s history from the Roman times to present. With her as your guide, you will stroll through the Gothic Quarters, La Rambla, Eixample, and visit the Palace of Music, Hospital de San Pao, Sagrada Familia and the Beaches. Marina will open your eyes to Catalan architecture, Spanish Modernism and the work of its leading figures Lluís Domènech i Montaner and Antoni Gaudí.  If time permits, she will also take you on a walk through the Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró museums. And since a visit to Barcelona is unthinkable without tapas and wine, Marina will introduce you to a portion of the vibrant Catalan and Spanish cuisines. In the end, Marina’s virtual tour will enable you to appreciate Barcelona’s many charms and better understand how its compelling past and exciting present make it unique among the great cities of the world.

Dr. Marina Oborotova is the Founder and the President of the Center for International Studies and the Albuquerque International Association.  She has an M.A. from the Moscow State University for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Foreign Office and a Ph.D. from the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russia’s leading think-tank, where she worked as a senior researcher. Her career includes experience in many parts of the world in foreign policy, international business, academic research, and university level teaching.  She has written two books and over 40 articles on foreign relations and has presented numerous papers at international conferences.   In the U.S. she has taught at the University of New Mexico in the Departments of History, Political Science, the Anderson School of Management and the Honors Program.

Supported by Albuquerque City Council, Haverland Carter Lifestyle Group, and Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union