Art lovers should head straight towards MNAC (Catalonia's National Art Museum) exhibiting Catalan Romanesque art and MACBA (Barcelona's Museum of Contemporary Art). Nearby, you'll find galleries devoted to individual artists, including Museu Picasso, Fundació Miró and Antoni Tàpies.
To see the best examples of Catalonia's unique Gothic architecture, you should must visit Basílica de Santa María del Mar and Basílica de Santa María del Pi. For the best modernist architecture, head for Pedrera, Casa Batlló, Sagrada Familia, and Parc Güell.
The most popular nightclubs are within walking distance of each other in Port Olímpic and Maremàgnum. You'll find places playing techno, salsa, rock, Spanish pop music and more. Karma is a popular club in this area.
L'Eixample district has many live music venues, including the famous Luz de Gas. Bikini, a popular nightclub, also hosts concerts during the evenings. To enjoy, alternative and Spanish local bands, head to Razzmatazz, Sidecar or BeCool. You'll also find live shows in the Gòtic district.
Discos & Clubs
In the Maremàgnum and Port Olímpic you'll find a number of discos with different kinds of music. These two districts have a very cosmopolitan feel, since they are mostly frequented by tourists from all over the world.