Awesome things to do during the Mobile World Congress 2019

On February 25th, begins the Mobile World Congress 2019, the biggest ICT event in the world. The congress brings together companies, institutions and industries with the goal of showcasing the latest innovations and the most advanced technologies. Thought leaders, corporations and more than 2.400 companies from the IT sector gather on those days in Barcelona, turning the city into the global technological epicentre.

But Barcelona is much more than technology. The city is one of the most popular destinations in Europe for many reasons. Besides its great commercial, financial and tourist importance, Barcelona has an extraordinary amount of cultural and gastronomic choices. The city receives millions of foreign visitors every year, who come to enjoy its many leisure options.

That is why it is one of the favourite destinations for practicing ‘Bleisure’, the combination of work and leisure that many entrepreneurs carry out during their business trips. Nothing better than pairing a hard day’s work with activities that allow you to disconnect and enjoy the wide range of leisure and culture activities in the city.

Aervio wants to make it easier for you by making some suggestions so that you can fully enjoy ‘Bleisure’ in Barcelona.

What to do in Barcelona during the MWC 2019?

The city is full of touristic spots of great interest, but if there is one that stands out above the rest is the Sagrada Familia. The Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Familia is the masterpiece,
still unfinished, of the well-known architect Antoni Gaudí. It is a spectacular Catholic basilica whose construction began in 1883 and is estimated to end over the next few years, if all goes well in 2026. The MWC may be the perfect time to visit this wonder of architecture.

Then, you can go to Paseo de Gracia. This is one of the most popular avenues of the city for its modernist buildings, restaurants and luxury shops. One of the most outstanding constructions is La Pedrera, another Gaudi’s architectural gift to the city. Not far away, on the same boulevard you will find another of its great jewels, the famous Casa Batlló, which has been declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site. A stroll through this area, accompanied by a shopping break at top brand stores such as Louis Vuitton, Prada, Chanel or Armani, can be a good way to make the best of your stay in the Catalan capital.

An activity that you should not miss is walking among the shops, kiosks and restaurants of the most famous and bustling street in the city: La Rambla. In addition, there are many other interesting places that we recommend you visit. Located in Ciutat Vella, in the heart of Barcelona, you will find la Boquería, the most visited market in the city and one of the nerve cores of the center of Barcelona.

A short distance from here you will find El Liceo. It is the most famous and prestigious theatre in Barcelona, where audiences from all over the world come to enjoy the great operas and shows that are performed. Near La Rambla there are many other touristic spots such as the Plaza Real, the MACBA, the Picasso Museum, the Wax Museum or the Columbus Monument at the end of the street. During the celebration of the MWC, at the Goya Theatre near Plaza Universidad, is going to be performed a drama based on the Anton Chekhov, texts. It is also recommended to visit the Teatro Nacional de Catalunya to witness one of William Shakespeare’s most refined comedies, “Love’s Labour’s Lost”.

Scheduling a couple of hours to visit the Park Güell or the FC Barcelona Stadium, Camp Nou, two of the most important emblems of the city, can also be a great idea. The Barça stadium offers different types of tours to learn more about the club and to experience the feeling of being a top-level football player for a day.

In the historic seaside neighbourhood of Barceloneta you can taste the best meals in historic seafood restaurants such as Can Ramonet or Salamanca. In addition, there are tapas bars with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea, such as Cova Fumada or El Vaso de Oro. It is traditional to enjoy a good vermouth and a snack basking in the sun to whet your appetite. Together with the Olympic Village, they have become very popular in recent years as nightlife areas. The Casino of Barcelona is located there, along with prestigious clubs, terraces and discos where you can have a drink and disconnect from the day. The Hotel Arts, Hotel W Barcelona, Pacha-Barcelona, Shoko or La Deliciosa’s cocktails are some of the most popular leisure options in the area.

As you see, there are multiple ways to take advantage of your stay in the city. We wish you to enjoy a profitable MWC and a happy stay in Barcelona.