Spain is one of Europe's main cultural centers and the reasons are obvious; for example, in Bilbao you have the ultra-modern and world-famous Guggenheim museum, but then in Madrid you have the Prado, often referred to as the world's number one art museum. In Barcelona there are museums dedicated to the art of Picasso, Miro and Dali.
Flamenco performances are popular inside and outside of Spain. Literary enthusiasts appreciate the writings of Miguel de Cervantes and Federico Garcia Lorca. Cinema fans appreciate the films of Pedro Almodovar and actors such as Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas who have achieved worldwide fame.