One of the most perfect surviving examples of the Catalan Gothic style, this graceful basilica stands out for its characteristic horizontal lines, plain surfaces, square buttresses and flat-topped octagonal towers. There’s also superb stained glass, especially the great 15th-century rose window above the main door. The Santa Maria del Mar also boasts some great real estate. In the heart of the Born district, it’s located amid some of the city’s top bars, shops and restaurants, and it’s a mere stone’s throw from the Picasso Musuem (see below). A great place to start exploring this part of town.
Welcome to Barcelona! You’re here for the biggest global meeting on mobile technology, the GSMA Mobile World Congress, which takes place in 2020 from February 24-27 in Barcelona’s Fira Montjuïc and Fira Gran Via. But what will you do in your free time? Lucky for you, you’re in one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, and whether you want to spend your hours away from work taking in the sights, dining in Barcelona’s best restaurants or fancy Michelin-starred restaurants, sipping cocktails by the sea, dancing the night away, or unwinding in a relaxing spa, we’ve got you covered. The city is full of things to do, from art exhibitions to concerts to local festivals, and you might even get lucky enough with the weather to enjoy the winter sun on terraces and in squares, and even along the coast at the beaches. Even if you’re only in town for a couple of days, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Barcelona.
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