SOAR-Barcelona Chapter

Barcelona became part of the SOAR family in May 2014. There are approximately 50,000 Armenians in Spain today, living primarily in Valencia (14,000), Barcelona (12,000), and Madrid (8,000). The first Armenian Church was opened in a small town near Barcelona in August 2009. Most Armenians in Spain speak Spanish, Armenian, Persian, and Arabic, and most belong to the Armenian Apostolic Church.


Oriele Felluga

Oriele has been living in Barcelona for 7 years. She came from Italy, from a town called Trieste, close to the border with Slovenia.

Oriele studied Languages and International Relations at the University of Venice, where her interest in Armenia started. Having studied the Russian language, she was selected to participate to the Erasmus Mundus and decided to go to Armenia and attend the Yerevan State University for six months. Oriele loved Armenia from the beginning, especially the amazing nature and the warmth of the Armenian people.

Currently, Oriele is working in logistics, in a Company that produces hygiene and health products.