On La Barceloneta's seaward side are the first of Barcelona's beaches , which are popular on summer weekends. The pleasant Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, a 1.25km promenade from La Barceloneta to Port Olímpic, is a haunt for strollers and rollers, so bring your rollerblades.
Set between narrow traffic lanes and flanked by plane trees, the middle of La Rambla is a broad pedestrian boulevard, crowded every day until the wee hours with a wide cross section of society. A stroll here is pure sensory overload, with souvenir hawkers, buskers, pavement artists, mimes and living statues all part of the ever-changing street scene.
Casa Mila or La Pedrera by Gaudi is one of the last buildings of the architect Antoni Gaudí, before he completely devoted it in the building of the Sagrada Familia. The Casa Milà is in the Eixample district and one of the best known and most impressive buildings in Barcelona.
In the center of the Gothic Quarter, the heart of Barcelona, is the city's Gothic cathedral, known as La Seu. The cathedral is certainly one of the finest Gothic buildings in Barcelona. The forecourt of the cathedral is often used for parties and events. Saturdays at 18.30 and Sundays at 12.00 Sardana is danced here, the traditional circle dance of the Catalans.