The mayor of Badalona (Barcelona), Xavier García Albiol, announced that the city has “the highest (Christmas) tree in Spain”, built with pixel lights, and will formally invite his Vigo counterpart, Abel Caballero, to inauguration, next November 18.
In a press conference this Monday from the Viver municipal building, Albiol explained that this tree, which will be installed in the Gorg neighborhood, in front of the Olympic Pavilion, has a height of 40 meters, a diameter of 15 meters and it will be made. up to 82,000 pixel lights.
Albiol (PPC) extended his hand to Caballero (PSOE) to attend the inauguration, where he declared that he has a “healthy and friendly rivalry”, because the Galician city in recent years has become benchmark for lighting and celebration. at Christmas.
“I know someone who says he has the biggest tree in the world… and if his tree is the biggest in the world, ours is the biggest in the Universe,” joked Albiol, who emphasized that Vigo has “the second largest in Spain”.
The mayor added that 10 trailers were needed to install the tree, “as if it was a Rolling Stones concert”, and detailed that the assembly work will begin next week.
“I know that Abel Caballero will not like it at all, there will always be someone who surpasses you in time, and we will surpass him without doubt about the high and unique nature of the tree so that others can enjoy it .” residents of Badalona and those from outside,” he said.
In addition, Albiol reiterated that he would be happy to go to Vigo if Caballero invited him to experience Christmas in the Galician city, which he described as “wonderful” and that he knew motivated them for Badalona, with Málaga, and where At the same time, he hopes to compete.
The mayor of Badalona added that he will also invite mayors from the metropolitan area to the inauguration of Badalona on November 18.
The Christmas campaign, which included the installation of a large Christmas tree, cost the council a total of 1,700,000 euros.
On other elements of Christmas, he added that all neighborhoods in the city have, “without exception”, lights or some elements of Christmas, and all districts of the municipality have “some spectacular element” to celebrate the Holidays.