What was on in Barcelona
March sees the 59th edition of the Barcelona-Sitges vintage car rally. The winner depends on the car itself, not the time required to cover the 45km involved, with extra points going for dressing up appropriately.
To see the cars, go to Parc de la Ciutadella on the Saturday morning, or be in the Plaça St Jaume on the Sunday, before the rally starts at 11.00.
- Info: English, Spanish, Catalan, etc
March 12, 2017
The Barcelona Marathon, now in its 39th edition, enjoys a route taking in a number of Barcelona's big sights (Nou Camp, the Pedrera, the Sagrada Familia, the Torre Agbar...).
Pictured, right, Barcelona-Online editor Tom Walton leads the field mid-way through the 1986 edition... [Er... "appears to lead"? Ed.].
- We liked: The website's countdown to the big day
- Not so hot: Er... maybe I'll wait till tomorrow to start training.
February 27-March 2
With 1,400 exhibitors and 70,000 square metres of exhibition space, the MWC is big! It's another of those events that allows lazy media people to call Barcelona "the world capital of...", a phrase that is trotted out as often as possible. In fact, we are the Mobile World Capital!
Includes hardware and device manufacturers, network infrastructure, service providers, software developers, etc, but Apple never comes (!).
The Telegraph was very un-impressed, saying it's "no more than an extended weekend away for mobile representatives". Ouch!
An annual event, IH Barcelona's annual conference for English language teachers attracts some of the big names in English language teaching (ELT) to the city.
- Info: English