Getting Oriented in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress
Yes, craziness has begun! Last Friday, Mobile World Congress has opened doors for badge collection and “la Fira” is beginning to become live. The city is full of visitors who conveniently planned their trip to enjoy Barcelona before the congress.
If you are part of this selected travelers group and this is your first time in the city, don’t worry. We will help you getting oriented.
It’s really easy:
Plaza Catalunya is the central point of the city, to the south of which you can find the old town and most of the museums and other places of historical interest. The famous Las Ramblas stretches from Plaza Catalunya to Columbus Monument. Once here, you will have Passeig Marítim on the seafront to the east. Then Port Vell to the colorful Barceloneta beach and Port Olímpic.
To the west, following Avinguda Paral-lel you will get to Plaza Espanya at the foot of Montjuic hill with its impressive Magic Fountaine and Fira Montjuïc Congress Center. You might keep in mind that this year the MWC will have two halls here.
The northern limit, Tibidabo hills, is a must. You will enjoy spectacular views over the city and the night skyline will leave you wordless.
And if you get lost, don’t worry, you have a mobile! 😉
One of my favorite games as a child was to discover buried treasure. Of course, you needed a gang of like-minded ‘mates a couple of spades… and a treasure map! Before you knew knew it, we’d dug up half the garden and half the lovely old lady nextdoor’s garden too. The time we got really lucky, we dug up a couple of worms, and kept them to go “fishing” the next day. Flash back to reality… now that we are all grown up, the romance of the treasure hunt remains entrenched in our hearts. So what better way to pay tribute to our childhood memories than by creating a treasure map of our own?
So we at bizFlats did just that, we created a map with all our properties on it so you can quickly find an apartment in your favorite area of Barcelona. It’s still in beta, so if you see anything strange happenning, be assured we’ll work to sort it out. Have a look at the map below
Pinpoint your exact requirements
You can add and remove the apartments in any area of Barcelona. Likewise, you can add and remove the types of apartments most suitable to your requirements. Then click on a property’s icon on the map itself to get the vital statistics and a picture in the nifty little bubble.
Atop the map you can see a list of apartments too, which is especially useful when you seek out multiple apartments for a big group, all in one location.
Toggle to your heart’s content
Now you can see your chosen apartments either on a list – the traditional way – or on the map. When you include the dates of arrival and departure you’ll get the prices too. So just click the tabs at the top and toggle back and forth as much as you like. Soon, we’ll add a synchronization so if you make a change to the list, you’ll update the map and vice versa.
The treasure of a lovely stay in Barcelona is right here waiting for you to find it.
Do you have suggestions on how to make the map tool even better? Is there a particularly useful tool you have found on another website that you’d like to share? Tell us in the comments below
Finally, I mustered up the courage and took the time to write my first post. Do read, enjoy, comment, curse to your heart’s desire. If I like the experience, maybe I’ll write even more … you have been warned!
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