Mobile World Congress 2017

This year’s edition expects to attract over 100,000 visitors and features numerous speakers, most notably John Stankey, CEO at AT&T; Reed Hastings, CEO at Netflix, and John Hangeel, founder of Niantic, the company which created Pokémon Go. The slogan for this year’s event is ‘Mobile: The Next Element’ and the congress will be looking at…

4YFN at the Mobile World Congress

Four Years From Now (4YFN) is an event for emerging digital companies which coincides with the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This year brings the fourth edition, on 27 and 28 February and 1 March, with the event aiming to continue its exponential growth in terms of visitors and exhibitors. 4YFN is a showcase…

Sant Medir Festival in Gràcia

In the morning the Sant Medir groups go around the streets of the Gràcia neighbourhood on horseback, in carriages or vans. A band accompanies the parade, with group members throwing sweets to onlookers. In the evening, following the gathering at the Sant Medir hermitage in Collserola, a big procession takes place in C/ Gran de…

Barcelona’s best museums

Famed Spanish artists such as Picasso, Dalí and Velázquez, among others, run the gamut of the  ‘isms’ – Cubism, Impressionism, Modernism and Post-Modernism (to name but a few). But in Barcelona’s museums you’ll also find plenty of collections that span medieval times to the 1990s. Contemporary works by established and lesser-known artists are omnipresent too;…

Winter sun: Barcelona’s best terraces for the season

One of the best things about Barcelona is being able to grab a bite or a drink outside in a square or on a restaurant terrace. But what about during the colder months? Can you still enjoy people watching and a breath of crisp air? The answer is yes, and we’ll tell you where you…

Gaudí Barcelona: Nine of the architect’s greatest hits

You’re likely familiar with Gaudí’s masterwork La Sagrada Família or even his stone treasure, La Pedrera, but the modernisme king’s unique style can be seen in architectural wonders dotted around Barcelona. No matter if you’re taking in Casa Batlló or wandering the paths of Park Güell, you can see the influence of Gaudí’s three greatest passions…

Weekend: Carnival turns the districts upside down

Fat Thursday sees King Carnestoltes roll up in the city, getting carnival under way and kicking off a weekend reign where transgression is the norm and fun is obligatory. As from Friday, revelry permeates the city’s neighbourhoods with masked dances, fancy dress contests, workshops, children’s shows, exhibitions and thirty parades to remind city residents that…

Celebrate Carnival in Barcelona

Cheeky King Carnestoltes will be arriving in the city on 23 February this year, on Fat Thursday. His arrival signals the start of a week of revelry, where transgression, role reversal and the exaltation of individual and collective freedom is the order of the day. Up until Ash Wednesday, the city’s districts will fill with…

Barcelona Modern and Ancient Art Fair

Barcelona’s Drassanes Reials shipyards once again play host to over five thousand years of history via the art and antiques being offered by nearly thirty exhibitors from all over the state at the Barcelona Modern and Ancient Art Fair (FAMA). FAMA 2017 will once again provide an excellent platform for antique dealers and galleries from…