lover of old and retro video games? Are you in Barcelona or surroundings? Then we have a plan for you. It turns out that this weekend returns to Barcelona the fair of RetroBarcelona, a great event that brings together hundreds of people every year and that since the pandemic had not yet resumed activity. Luckily, that ends tomorrow with its doors opening, giving way to one of the essential gatherings for classic gamers.
RetroBarcelona, back to the origins
The first edition of RetroBarcelona was held in 2013 within the framework of the Barcelona Developers Conference, where this fair enjoyed 600 m² in which it welcomed more than 6,000 people. The project, initiated by Pablo Avilés, exceeded all expectations, which made the organization not hesitate to celebrate a new installment the following year.
Since then, we have seen how this small fair dedicated in body and soul to the retro geek world and the classic gaming It has been enjoying more and more popularity and audience, joining the Barcelona Games World and gathering 20 times more public than it ever dreamed of after its first edition.
The global pandemic forced, of course, to stop the activity and although everyone expected a return in 2022, various circumstances have forced the fair to be postponed until this 2023, where they return with more enthusiasm than ever and, furthermore, adopting its original format: detached from other events and celebrating, as in its beginnings, an independent event and only center on them.
Opening hours and days
The 8th edition of RetroBarcelona is held on the days May 13 and 14 at La Farga in Hospitalet de Llobregat. The entrance is not free, but has a cost of 14 euros to be able to access a full day (the fair opens at 10 in the morning and closes at 20:00).
Inside you will not get bored: you’ll find game Zone with more than 250 classic computers and systems (including arcade machines to play with that you will hallucinate), conferences of industry people, exhibitions, the celebration of tournaments, Zone of retro indies, visits guided, a photo call and, of course, several stores, where retro air products are also sold that will delight anyone who wants to spend a fun day reminiscing about the 80s and 90s.
RetroBarcelona is a unique event for lovers of the classics and a fantastic opportunity to meet more people with the same passion and nostalgia for those times of Golden Axe, Metal Slug and Indiana Jones, among many others.
If you didn’t have a plan for this weekend… we just put it on a plate for you.
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