Barcelona carnival 2022 – Featured Activities

Barcelona Carnival 2022 is here and it promises to be one of the biggest and best ever! Despite being the second carnival during the pandemic, this year Barcelona will host an array of fantastic and flamboyant activities brimming with colour and excitement from 24 February to 2 March.

Barcelona Carnival 2022 will bring freedom and fantasy to all districts in Barcelona, so don’t miss our complete guide to a range of featured activities for young and old!

Barcelona Carnival 2022
Barcelona Carnival 2022

Barcelona Carnival 2022: Thursday, 24 March

Just like every year, Barcelona Carnival 2022 will be kicked off on Jueves Lardero, or Fat Thursday. Traditionally, this last Thursday before Lent marks the start of the celebrations and feasting before the upcoming period of fasting.

El Arribo – 5:45 pm

This year, El Arribo opening ceremony will take place on La Rambla in honour of all those who work in kiosks, and will be presented by King Tòtil and Queen Belluga.

This magical parade will end at Palau de la Virreina to hold the much-awaited Taronjada. This rebellious event dates back to 1333 when the Council of One Hundred prohibited the throwing of oranges, and is celebrated this Barcelona Carnival 2022 with the throwing of orange confetti and fireworks.

Culinary events

Similar to past years, Barcelona Carnival 2022 will welcome an array of gastronomic events on Dijous Llarder, from omelette competitions, coca bread tasting events, show cooking, and much more.

Highlights include the truita tasting and concert at 6 pm at the Centre Cívic Font de la Guatlla, the Centre Cívic el Coll’s Fat Thursday for the elderly at 5 pm and La Violeta Omelette contest at 8pm. What’s more, anyone can take part in the ninth edition of Entruita’t’. Find more information about this online omelette competition here.

And whilst we’re on the topic of food, don’t forget to try the traditional coca de llardons: this pork crackling bread topped with pine nuts is one of the most typical sweet-and-savoury Barcelona Carnival 2022 treats.

Barcelona Carnival 2022: Friday, 25 March – Saturday, 26 March

On the 25th, Barcelona Carnival 2022 brings us a plethora of parades, or Rúas. With 30 in total around the entire city, you’ll be spoiled for choice. This year, Barcelona Carnival 2022 will bring the city’s Old Quarter to life with a special event for kids at 5.45 pm, with two colourful parades starting from Plaça de la Mercè and Plaça de la Acadèmia respectively, and ending in Plaça del Rei.

Highlights on Saturday 25th include the ‘Carnavalassu adult’ (5 pm) with a parade starting at Sant Felip Neri and ending at Avinguda Francesc Cambó. Gràcia’s main parade will start at 6 pm in the Jardinets de Gràcia and will end at Plaça de la Vila. And in Les Corts things get started at 4:30 pm in La Plaça Comas, and will finish with a chocolate event and entertainment for kids in Plaça de Can Rosés.

Unlike in other towns and cities, which save the best for Sunday, Barcelona on Saturday will be brimming with a range of parades, pageants and processions in addition to workshops, tasting events, costume parties and masquerades. There are so many events to choose from in fact, we recommend checking out the official city council website to find out what’s going on in your area.

Barcelona Carnival 2022: Wednesday, 2 March

In Christian cultures around the world, Ash Wednesday celebrates the start of Lent. Bringing Barcelona Carnival 2022 to a close will be the traditional “Burial of the Sardine”. This ritual marks the seven days of decadence and celebration and gives way to a time of sobriety and abstinence. This procession symbolises a burial of the past to make way for the new and is an event that cannot be missed.

This Barcelona Carnival 2022, there are eight different burials to choose from in the city, each with its own peculiar traditions. Catch parodies of funeral processions, the burning of the King of Carnival and community meals of… you guessed it – sardines!

Some highlights include the Centre Cívic de Guinardó’s New Orleans-style sardine burial at 5:30 pm and the burial of the King of Carnival at 7 pm at the Cotxeres de Sants auditorium, to bring this magical time to a close.

But wait… it’s not over yet! La Barceloneta will celebrate its very own Carnival the following weekend. So get ready for more fun and frivolities!

From bizFlats, we wish you a very merry Barcelona Carnival 2022!

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Complete Guide to Mobile World Congress 2022 in Barcelona

The Mobile World Congress 2022 is almost here! This leading technology event is back with its pulse on the latest and most cutting-edge advances in the world of connectivity and tech.

With networking opportunities, keynote speeches by senior executives of some of the world’s tech giants, plus a whole range of tech-related activities both online and offline, the Mobile World Congress 2022 can’t be missed!

After 2020’s event was cancelled and 2021 saw a reduced-format of the Mobile World Congress, this year promises to be two to three times bigger than last year’s. With seven halls packed full of activities, over 1,500 exhibitors, the Ministerial Programme, plus this year’s new Industry City feature, this is the place to be if you want to learn, connect, and delve into the future of the tech industry.

We’ve put together this complete guide with everything you need to know about the Mobile World Congress 2022 in Barcelona.

Mobile world congress 2022

When will the Mobile World Congress 2022 take place?

Barcelona’s biggest technology fair will take place from 28 February to 3 March. With just two weeks to go until the big event, be sure to check out the MWC online checklist to make sure you comply with all Covid regulations and are fully registered to take part.

The timetable for the Mobile World Congress 2022 is as follows:

Monday 28 February:  8:30 am – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, 1 March: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm

Wednesday, 2 March: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm

Thursday, 3 March: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Where is the Mobile World Congress 2022 being held and how can I get there?

Just like in past years, the event is being held at the Fira on Gran Vía, with great public transport connections. From Plaça Espanya and Passeig de Gràcia train stations there are regular commuter trains with a stop at Fira that will get you there in less than 15 minutes. Alternatively, it can be reached in 20 minutes by car or taxi from the centre of Barcelona.

What Covid health and safety measures will be in place?

Heath and safety is paramount at the Mobile World Congress 2022. In addition to the checklist we’ve mentioned, all in-person attendees must download the MWC app for contactless entry into the precinct using their Digital Badge.

What’s more, all attendees must be in possession of a Covid passport, certificate of recovery or negative test to access the event. Attendees must remember that FFP2 masks are compulsory, plus ventilation and disinfection of all locations has been increased.

What format will the event have?

The Mobile World Congress 2022 will take place as a hybrid event, with ticket options for those who wish to attend in person and for those who’d like to opt for the virtual pass.

Physical attendees will get the chance to visit the physical stands of the world’s biggest mobile and technology providers, including leading companies Google, Samsung, Xiaomi, Nokia, Nokia, Orange and Huawei. In addition to being the perfect opportunity for making new connections, keep an eye out for the latest mobile releases and cutting-edge products.

Online participants will have access to a selection of 35 keynote speeches and over 1,000 talks by other speakers. Not forgetting 100+ hours of content and virtual networking opportunities!

Where can I buy my ticket for the Mobile World Congress 2022?

Tickets are on sale online now, with various options available for hybrid, in-person and online passes as we’ve mentioned. Discover them here and all the benefits that come with them!

What themes will the Mobile World Congress 2022 explore?

Under the motto “Connectivity Unleashed”, this year’s grand technology fair will delve into topics and themes such as 5G connections, advancing AI, the Internet of Things, cloud solutions, Tech Horizon, and much more.

This year, you can also catch the Mobile World Congress 2022’s newest feature:  Industry City, which will delve into financial technology and how 5G can be the future of business.

What events and talks can I not miss?

This year’s Diversity for Tech section will explore the current solutions and open up conversations about advancing the tech industry as a diverse environment, spearheading inclusion and equality in all of its areas.

The Ministerial Programme is back with an interesting selection of talks, debates and round-table discussions by politicians and regulatory agencies to discuss current issues and economic recovery in a post-pandemic world.

What’s more, don’t miss Nokia’s CEO Pekka Lundmark and his talk on how mobile connectivity can help combat climate change in addition to many more keynote speeches.

Where’s the best place to stay for the Mobile World Congress 2022?

At bizFlats we have a range of options that are perfect for your business trips to the Mobile World Congress 2022. Our Calabresse, 2-bedroom and 2-bathroom apartment is a perfect option only a short walk away from Plaça Espanya for train services to the Mobile World Congress 2022.

Alternatively, our ArtBlue apartment with a modern working space offers comfort and style in the heart of Barcelona. Not only is it the ideal place to relax after a long day networking, it’s also a mere stone’s throw away from Passeig de Gràcia train station.

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The Best Brunch Places in Barcelona – Top 10

Looking for the best brunch places in Barcelona? Brunch in Barcelona has become the new thing to do every weekend. Sunday morning is here, and whether the sun is shining or not, you’ve got some place to be – it’s time for brunch in Barcelona!

Initially an American term for breakfast and lunch, brunch has spread like wildfire throughout Europe and is now one of the trendiest plans in Barcelona. Whether you’re a bruncher with a sweet tooth who goes to sleep dreaming of pancakes drizzled in maple syrup, or a dish of egg’s Benedict washed down with a mug of strong coffee is more your thing, Barcelona has something for everyone.

From sunny terraces to quaint coffee shops, vegan and vegetarian options, and the best specialty coffee, we’ve got you covered when it comes to finding the best brunch in Barcelona.

1. Granja Petit Bo


Passeig de Sant Joan, 82 / Mallorca, 194

This vintage brunch eatery takes its name from the owners’ dream to create a farm (granja) inspired by all the places they’ve visited. Order anything on the menu and you’re sure to be delighted, from Mexican inspired wraps to crispy granola and yoghurt. Don’t miss their delectable range of freshly squeezed juices.

Granja Petit Bo – Best brunch places in Barcelona

2. La Desayunería


Carrer del Comte Borrell, 75

If when you do brunch in Barcelona you like to do it big, then La Desayunería is your place. The menu at this small eatery takes inspiration from classic American diners; order French toast topped with whatever you fancy, stacked fluffy pancakes or a famous breakfast platters.

Best brunch places in Barcelona - La Desayunería
La Desayunería

3. Little Fern

C. de Pere IV, 168

New Zealand owners have brought their secrets from down under to this minimalist vegetarian brunch eatery in Poble Nou. You’re sure to love their house specialties including Harissa scramble, Turkish eggs and crispy oven-baked baby potatoes, in addition to many vegan options. Serving specialty coffee and homemade chai tea what more could you ask for?

Little Fern

4. Brunch & Cake


Enric Granados, 19 / Passeig Joan de Borbó, 5 / Roselló, 189

We couldn’t do a list of the best places for brunch in Barcelona without mentioning one of the most popular instagrammable brunch restaurants. With 3 beautifully decorated establishments in Barcelona, there’s one right by your holiday rental where you can wake up in style. Get there early to beat the (very long) queues – but we promise the exquisitely presented dishes will be worth it!

Brunch and Cake - Brunch in Barcelona
Brunch & Cake

5. Picnic

Carrer del Comerç, 1

One of the first cafés serving brunch in Barcelona was Picnic – next to Parc de la Ciutadella – and it is still going strong years later. Its menu features a range of American-Chilean fusion dishes and a diverse cocktail menu. We recommend the Pink Lemonade and the Salmon Gravlax toast served on fresh sourdough. Delicious!

Picnic - Brunch places in barcelona
Picnic – Bes brunch placecs in barcelona

6. Caravelle

Carrer del Pintor Fortuny, 31

A stone’s throw away from La Boqueria Market is Caravelle open every day of the week for brunch in Barcelona. Choose from classic dishes or try exciting options that include poached eggs and pumpkin or shakshuka with tahini yoghurt and flatbread. The drinks menu includes specialty Nomad Coffee roasted in Barcelona and a range of craft beers brewed on site.

Caravelle
Caravelle

7. Billy Brunch

Carrer de Bailèn, 115 and Carrer de Muntaner, 64o

This charming restaurant serving brunch in Barcelona, Eixample prides itself on being open all day every day, so you no longer have to wait until the weekend to satisfy those brunch cravings. Head to Billy Brunch whenever they strike and you won’t be disappointed. Find more traditional brunch dishes, healthy options including the colourful acai bowl, and a range of cocktails.

Billy Brunch

8. Cohen

Carrer del Parlament, 17,

In the heart of Sant Antoni is the quaint Cohen with outdoor seating serving great bagels and good coffee. Not strictly a brunch restaurant, Cohen is open every day from 9:30am to 12:30am and features a range of delicious meals perfect for any time of day.

Cohen

9. Ugot Bruncherie

Carrer de Viladomat, 138

This gorgeous vintage eatery is the perfect place for brunch in Barcelona on a Sunday morning with friends. Choose from delicious homemade cakes, Mediterranean style brunch dishes and five different takes on the classic Eggs Benedict ­– which one is your favourite?

Ugot Bruncherie

10. Federal Café

Carrer del Parlament, 39 / Passatge de la Pau, 11 / Carrer del Taulat, 109

Still serving great coffee and brunch is Federal Café, one of the brunch pioneers in Barcelona, now with three establishments throughout the city. Our favourites on the menu include chia pudding, the classic avocado toast and the butter croissant topped with a fried egg.

Federal cafe barcelona - best brunch palces barcelona
Federal cafe Barcelona – Best brunch palces Barcelona

So there you have it, 10 of the best places for brunch in Barcelona. Which ones have you tried?

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