The Barceloneta Neighborhood is home to the most famous beach in Barcelona. Being that the beach is close to the city center it appeals to most tourists which leads to overcrowding. Along with the tourists you have the street sellers from anything to food, water and key chains. Be prepared to haggle for the best prices.
There are also a couple of attractions in the vicinity such as the aquarium. Closer to Port Olympia you will find a big cluster of restaurants along with all the night clubs your happy feet could desire. You will find people roaming the beach after midnight since the bars and restaurants are right on the beach.
Other than the beach, bars and restaurants; Barceloneta Bario is a quaint neighborhood. It’s worth just wondering around the various streets to see all the homes and parks. You may even catch a little street art.0