The GSM Association Mobile World Congress is an annual event that takes place in Barcelona, Spain and is rightfully considered THE event for the mobile industry professionals and enthusiasts. Next year’s event is scheduled for February 24th through 27th and is projected to be the biggest such event yet attracting a record number of exhibitors, prominent executives as well as attendees. Whether you work in the mobile industry or are just passionate about it, be sure to mark these dates in your agenda and start planning your trip and accommodation on time.
Barcelona is most surely one of the most exciting capital cities to visit in Europe. It boasts a really impressive offer, both in terms of culture and leisure. Still, there are certain things worth remembering if you don’t want to fall into a tourist trap (which are, unfortunately, common on a worldwide scale) and let the list below be your handbook of how to take full advantage of your stay in Barcelona.
It doesn’t matter if you are an experienced or novice market goer - when in Barcelona you really ought to pay a visit to one of the many city markets. Whether you want to buy specific things, be it souvenirs, art, food or second hand goods, or you just want to walk around and experience the hustle and bustle of Barcelona’s colorful and lively markets. Or you might just want to try the freshest produce or some baked goods. Or mix with the residents and soak in the local culture and atmosphere. Or all of the above. The reasons to visit the city markets abound, and luckily – so does the offering at each of Barcelona’s many markets. So pick one or a few you’d like to visit and add those to your list of must-see (& experience) sights because market shopping in Barcelona is a unique and wonderful experience!
Boasting a supreme assortment of venues that cater to a variety of cuisines whilst primarily promoting delectable Catalonian fare, the city of Barcelona makes the perfect destination for foodies seeking new and exciting dining opportunities. Scattered across the metropolis and available within easy reach of many of our Barcelona holiday apartments, the following five eateries grant gastronomic heaven to visitors desiring an unforgettable culinary experience.
Ideally located within Barcelona’s city centre, the Picasso Museum boasts an impressive collection of the famous artist’s early work. Housed within five historical palaces, the museum is an attraction that is definitely worthy of a visit and welcomes tourists from all over the world
Barcelona is well known for spectacular graffiti, but strict legal opposition to street art in any form betrays a pervasive controversy. When you’re in Barcelona, take a walk through the hundreds of colorful streets, parks and alleyways decorated by grafiteros and see which side you’re on.
Narrating and interpreting the history of Barcelona from its early beginnings to the halcyon days in the Middle Ages, the City History Museum is the perfect place to truly get to know this city and it’s glorious past. The museum is dedicated to research, conservation and promotion of Barcelona’s heritage but is also an active institution which interprets and explains Barcelona thought its own collections as well as through collections of other museums in the city. Its main draw is the underground ruins and remains of the old Roman city, but the museum has much more to offer to its visitors!
Considered one of the principal and most iconic museums of its type in Europe, the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) houses an ever-expanding art collection that focuses on the legacy of the second half of the 20th century. From the museum building itself, designed by Richard Meier, to the thoughtful exhibitions inside, the MACBA is sure to impress every visitor who decides to spend an educational and soul soothing day inside its premises.
Set up in 1984 with the aim of fostering the study and knowledge of modern and contemporary art, the Fundació Antoni Tàpies showcases one of the biggest collections of his art works but also hosts many temporary exhibitions by contemporary artists, various art symposiums, lectures and film sessions, and also produces publications which all complement the main activities and exhibitions devoted solely to Antoni Tàpies. If you are a fan of any form of abstract expressionism, and particularly of Tàpies, a visit to the Fundació Antoni Tàpies promises to provide you with hours of complete fulfillment!
Barcelona’s Joan Miró Foundation has managed to become a major point of reference in the world art scene and offers its visitors not only the greatest and most complete single collection of Miró’s work but also a pioneering exhibition space named Espai 13, which stimulates research and experimentation among young artists and offers impressive exhibitions of contemporary experimental and avant-garde artists. Hosed in a shimmering white temple designed by the architect Josep Lluís Sert, Fundació Joan Miró promises to impress admirers of Miró’s work, but also everyone interested in contemporary and experimental art and modern architecture lovers.