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It's easy to have fun in Barcelona. There are colorful local fiestas (holidays and festivals) throughout the year along with plenty of national and international cinema, theater, music and dance festivals and performances. The city's nightclubs offer great music and atmosphere every night of the week, and are especially busy from Thursday to Sunday.

Museums & Galleries

Art lovers should head straight for MNAC (Catalonia's National Art Museum), with its exhibits of Catalan Romanesque art, and MACBA (Barcelona's Museum of Contemporary Art). Nearby, you'll find galleries devoted to individual local artists, including the world-famous Museu Picasso, Fundació Miró and Fundació Antoni Tàpies.

Architecture

To see the best examples of Catalunya's unique Gothic architecture, you should check out Basílica de Santa María del Mar and Basílica de Santa María del Pi. For the best in modernist architecture, check out anything and everything by Antoni Gaudi - head for Pedrera, Casa Batlló, Sagrada Familia, and Parc Güell.

Nightlife

Barcelona's nightclubs are evenly dispersed throughout …