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Mobile World Capital

Developing projects to benefit companies and people’s daily lives

In the summer of 2011, GSMA selected Barcelona as the world’s first Mobile World Capital from 2012 to 2018. The aim of the Mobile World Capital is to radically accelerate the global growth of mobile. From now on, Barcelona is the world’s capital of mobile, successfully leading companies to take advantage of mobile technology´s limitless opportunity.


The objectives of the Mobile World Capital are threefold:

  • To drive the international transformation process made possible by mobile technologies
  • To strengthen Europe’s international presence in innovation and technology
  • To become the engine for the development and internationalisation of the city of Barcelona

The Mobile World Capital takes transformational initiatives to reach the full potential of mobile across industries. It acts as a meeting point for leading industries to share and discuss their vision of the mobile transformation and actively participate in the execution of plans in order to support an economical change.

The Mobile World Capital is a catalyst for transformational initiatives at the social level aimed to create a more inclusive, sustainable and innovative society to improve people’s quality of life.

Given both its dimension and the support of the public institutions, Mobile World Capital Barcelona offers optimal conditions as a global showcase for innovation.

We encourage you to take part in this new collaborative effort. To learn more about Mobile World Capital and these exciting initiatives please visit >

If you are interested in participating in MWCapital call (+34) 935 157 359 or send them an email.


Mobile World Centre

The new Mobile World Centre is a must-see destination point for anyone in Barcelona! Located in the heart of the city at Plaça Catalunya, the Mobile World Centre is an interactive experience featuring the transformation and impact mobile technology has had on our day-to-day lives.

Revisit the history of the mobile device or marvel at the concepts for the future. View a series of short-films or discover new mobile apps. Experience Augmented Reality or explore the Data Cloud. There is always something new to see at the Centre!

Operating hours: Mondays – Saturdays, 09:30 – 21:30 
Admission: Free
Location: Plaça Catalunya at c/ Fontanella nº 2, at the corner of Avda. Portal del Ángel, Barcelona

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