Where to stay during the Mobile World Congress 2023?

At Catalonia Hotels & Resorts we want your business trip to be perfect, which is why we suggest you stay near the MWC (Mobile World Congress) or close to the historic centre. [...] Ver más +

Find out everything you need to know to make your stay during the Mobile World Congress unforgettable.

The Mobile World Congress 2023 will be held from 27 February to 2 March 2023 in the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona. It is therefore very important to select your accommodation carefully, so that the MWC experience is perfect. At Catalonia Hotels & Resorts, we have a selection of hotels that are ideal for business trips, and very close to the MWC event venue. 

MWC 2023 Schedule

27 February - 2 March 2023


You can buy your MWC tickets here

Location and Directions to Mobile World Congress

As every year, the Mobile World Congress takes place at:

La Fira de Barcelona, Gran Via
Av. Joan Carles I, 64
08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

There are different ways to access the venue, below we share the most popular ones


The Fira Barcelona Gran Via exhibition centre is located in an area of business development, connected to the main motorways and dual carriageways leading to Barcelona:

AP-7, AP-2, A-2, C-16, C-58, C-31, C-32, C-33

GPS Location - 41.35448, 2.12698


Barcelona's public transport network provides access to the venue on lines H12, V1, 46, 65 and 79 of TMB (Barcelona Metropolitan Transport)
On the other hand, the MWC Direct Bus operates between MWC Barcelona in Gran Via and Plaça Espanya during the days of the event from Monday to Wednesday from 8:00 to 20:00 and on Thursdays from 8:00 to 16:00. The Fira Gran Via stop is located on Ciències street, and the Plaça Espanya stop is on Av. R. Maria de Cristina.

Train and Metro

The exhibition centre is very close to several train and metro stops. 

By metro you can access by the following TMB (Barcelona Metropolitan Transport) lines: 
L9 Sud, getting off at "Fira" and "Europa/Fira" stations. 
L10 Sud, getting off at "Foc" station.

By train: Ferrocarrils Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) Lines L8, S3, S4, S8, S8, R5, R50, R6 and R60 (Station "Europa/Fira") and by RENFE trains, at the "Barcelona-Sants" station, 4 km away from the fairgrounds, connecting with a complete regional, national and international railway network.

From the Airport

We recommend the cab option if traveling directly from the airport. The journey takes about 10 minutes taking into account the usual traffic and the cost can vary from 12-20€ approximately. Barcelona Airport also has a bus service, called Aerobus, which will drop you off at Plaza España in just a few minutes.  

Location and Directions to Mobile World Congress

Although there is a large selection of Catalonia Hotels & Resorts, where to stay for the MWC, below we share the best hotels for congress participants, both for its location and its good communication by public transport and by car. 

Hotel Catalonia Barcelona Plaza

Our Hotel Catalonia Barcelona Plaza is 10 minutes by public transport (L8 train) from the exhibition centre. It is also a 4-minute walk from Fira Montjuïc where more events are held during the MWC including the 4YFN. The hotel is located in an emblematic building in Plaza España and has suites with exclusive access, plenty of space and beautiful views. It also has 2 in-house restaurants: Filigrana, specialising in market and grilled cuisine and the Japanese restaurant Kurai, where you can delight your palate.

Hotel Catalonia Gran Via BCN

This hotel in Barcelona It's well communicated to MWC and is located 10 minutes from the central Plaza Catalunya. It has a restaurant-bar service open all day or if you want we can bring it to your room. If you are one of those who want to keep exercising while you travel you can access the gym free of charge.
Hotel Catalonia Plaza Catalunya

The magnificent Catalonia Plaza Catalunya hotel is. It is also very centrally located, where you can find Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas just a few metres away. Built in 1899 by one of Gaudí's masters, it is a beautiful modernist-style building. In addition, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi, gym, spa and public parking in front of the hotel.
Hotel Catalonia Ramblas

In the historic centre of Barcelona and well connected to the event, and a few metres from Plaza Catalunya is the magnificent Catalonia Ramblas 4 star superior hotel, in modernist style located in an emblematic building of the early twentieth century. Its privileged location allows you to make the most of the city's wide range of cultural and commercial offerings. It also has free Wi-Fi connection, restaurant and bar, swimming pool, spa, car park in the same building, and a restaurant and bar.
Hotel Catalonia Atenas 

The Catalonia Atenas hotel is located near the Sagrada Familia and is very well connected to the city center of Barcelona and the event. It has fully equipped rooms with free Wi-Fi and a terrace with swimming pool and solarium. It also has a free spa, where you will find everything you need to relax your mind and body with Fitness area accessible to all our customers.

Catalonia Passeig de Gràcia

The Barcelona hotel Catalonia Passeig de Gràcia is located very close to Plaza Catalunya in the heart of the city centre, and very well communicated to the WMC. It has fully equipped rooms, a swimming pool with solarium, gym and free Wi-Fi. It also has a car park for electric cars with a charging point. It is also very close to the best shops, the famous Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter and Gaudí's modernist houses. 

Catalonia Sagrada Familia 

The Catalonia Sagrada Familia hotel is located in one of the most important arteries of Barcelona. It is very close to the famous Sagrada Familia of the modernist architect Gaudí and just a few kilometres from the centre of Barcelona. It is also very well connected to the MWC. The hotel also has a fitness room with free access to all guests. The rooms are perfectly equipped, so that your experience at the MWC is ideal.

GSMA Ambassadors

Thanks to the prestige of our brand Catalonia Hotels & Resorts, the congress has chosen as GSMA Ambassadors the Hotel Catalonia Barcelona Plaza and the Hotel Catalonia Ramblas and Catalonia Plaza Cataluña our Ambassador Catalonia Hotels, located a few meters from Plaza España and Plaza Cataluña respectively. Guests will be able to enjoy 

- Coffee take-away

- Service offered at the hotel (attention, professionalism...)

- Facilities

- Connection and transfers to the fair

- Situation and location of the hotel (both the fair and the connections to get there)

- Quality and free Wi-Fi


Hotels in Barcelona near the Mobile World Congress (MWC)

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Pl. Espanya, 6-8 | 2.4 Km / Centre
Chill-out terrace With charm With views
8.6 / 10 - EXCELLENT
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Bergara, 11 | 0 Km / Centre
Downtown Spa Pool
8.7 / 10 - EXCELLENT
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Pelai, 28 | 0 Km / Centre
Downtown Restaurant Pool and spa
8.5 / 10 - EXCELLENT
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Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 550 | 1 Km / Centre
Design Gym Pool
8.8 / 10 - EXCELLENT
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Av. Meridiana, 151 | 4.5 Km / Centre
Own car park With views Pool and spa
8.4 / 10 - VERY GOOD
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Aragó, 577 - 579 | 3.9 Km / Centre
Quality/Price Terrace Pool
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Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 644 | 0.4 Km / Centre
Downtown Elegant Pool
9.2 / 10 - EXCELLENT

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