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We put together a list of things to do for those of you attending the Mobile World Congress in the vibrant city of Barcelona.

Barcelona is full of cultural and entertaining surprises. And the best part? Many of these experiences won’t cost you a dime. Let’s jump into a fun list of free things to do in Barcelona during MWC, making sure you get the most out of your visit during MWC.

Things to do during MWC
Las Rambla

1. Things to do during MWC: Stroll Down La Rambla

Embark on a leisurely stroll down La Rambla, Barcelona’s most famous boulevard. Lined with street performers, flower stalls, and bustling cafes, this iconic street is fun for the senses. Don’t forget to explore La Boqueria Market. Here you’ll find many vendors with local fresh food, a food lover’s paradise, where you can sample local goodies.

EAS Barcelona Tip: Skip the typical restaurant dinner during MWC and try some of the market’s delicious fresh fruits, tapas, and Spanish cuisine. If you want to explore restaurants here is the list.

2. Explore the Gothic Quarter

There’s so much to see as you explore the narrow medieval streets of the Gothic Quarter. Never forget to look up at architecture of the Barcelona Cathedral and discover hidden gems like the Plaça Sant Felip Neri. This neighborhood is very historic full of gargoyles on churches, twists and turns and small stories buried on every street capturing the essence of Barcelona’s past.

EAS Barcelona Tip: Start your MWC morning late and click Here to sign-up to join one of the free walking tours to understand the fascinating stories behind the Gothic Quarter’s landmarks.

Things to do during MWC
Parc de la Ciutadella

3. Things to do during MWC: Relax at Parc de la Ciutadella

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city at Parc de la Ciutadella. In this park you’ll find green spots for a picnic, a small but entertaining lake, and the gold stature of Cascada Monumental. Bring a blanket for a picnic or take a boat ride on the lake for a peaceful afternoon.

EAS Barcelona Tip: Start your MWC morning early with a stroll through the park for inspiring business calls.

Barceloneta Beach

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4. Bask in the Sun at Barceloneta Beach

No trip to Barcelona is complete without a visit to Barceloneta Beach. Take a walk along the boardwalk, feel the soft sand beneath your feet, and soak up the Mediterranean sun. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a nice dip in the sea, or grab your paddle board and wet suit for a sunrise paddle session.

EAS Barcelona Tip: Need a MWC break, or want to get in some exercise? Join the locals in a game of beach volleyball, or simply relax with a good book and the sound of the waves.

Things to do during MWC
Barcelona Street Art

5. Things to do during MWC: Marvel at Street Art in El Raval

El Raval, known for its vibrant street art scene, is a haven for art enthusiasts. Explore the colorful murals and graffiti that scour the neighborhood’s walls, showcasing the diverse artistic expressions of Barcelona’s urban culture.

EAS Barcelona Tip: Join a free street art tour to get inspired and learn insights into the stories and artists behind these creations.

Picasso Museum

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6. Visit some of the city’s best Museums

Many of Barcelona’s best museums offer free entry once a month, including the Picasso Museum, Museum of National Art of Catalunya (MNAC), and the Botanical Jardin. We have the insider scoop to all the museums in the city. Contact us to find out which museums are best for you and your group!

EAS Barcelona Tip: Coming to MWC as a group? Contact us and we’ll help you get your group tickets!

Things to do during MWC
Poble Espanyol

7. Things to do during MWC: Wander Through Poble Espanyol

Poble Espanyol, or the Spanish Village, is an open-air architectural museum that replicates the charm of traditional Spanish villages. Explore its winding streets, charming squares, and artisan workshops. While there’s an entrance fee, you can visit for free during certain times.

EAS Barcelona Tip: Head inside for dinner after MWC and to check-out one of the best theaters to see flamenco, Tablo de Carmen.

Bunkers del Carmel

8. Discover the Bunkers del Carmel Viewpoint

For panoramic views of Barcelona, head to the Bunkers del Carmel viewpoint. This hidden gem offers a breathtaking 360-degree perspective of the city and is a popular spot for watching the sunset.

EAS Barcelona Tip: End your day early at MWC, pack a picnic and enjoy a scenic sunset and take in the views.

9. Things to do during MWC: Attend Free Cultural Events

Barcelona hosts various free cultural events throughout the year. Check out the local event calendars for concerts, art exhibitions, and festivals happening during your visit. Many of these events provide insight into Barcelona’s dynamic arts and music scene.

Mercat dels Encants

10. Experience the Mercat dels Encants

For a unique shopping experience, explore the Mercat dels Encants flea market. Browse through stalls offering a mix of vintage items, antiques, and second-hand treasures. Even if you’re not buying, the lively atmosphere and eclectic displays are worth the visit.

EAS Barcelona Tip: Take the time to also discover the neighbourhood of Poble-nou, Barcelona’s emerging new factory loft-style tech scene where you’ll find some of MWC big names.

Discover Barcelona’s Free Wonders

Barcelona, with its blend of history, art, and natural beauty, invites you to explore its wonders without spending a euro. Whether you’re captivated by street art, enchanted by historic neighborhoods, or simply want to unwind on the beach, Barcelona’s free offerings ensure an unforgettable MWC experience. Embrace the magic of this vibrant city without putting a dent in your budget – the best things in Barcelona are truly free.

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