It is true that in summer we usually focus on the beaches… right? Even more in cities like Barcelona where we have a beautiful coast and we are close to even more incredible beaches. Today we want to take you to the pool and for that reason, we have prepared a list of the best urban pools in Barcelona thinking, as always, of all audiences. Let’s go!
BERNAT PICORNELL POOL
Strolling through Montjoic may make you feel hot, but that’s what the fantastic Picornell pools are for. Located in the Olympic Ring of Montjuic in Barcelona this sports complex consists of three swimming pools: one indoor and one outdoor, both of 50m, ah! And an excellent jumping pool. The sports complex is equipped with a gym, solarium, relaxation area and much more. It also has monitored activities (aquatic or not) that you can enjoy with your day pass.
Where? 30, Avinguda de l’Estadi, 08038 Barcelona.
THE CLASSIC: CLUB NATACIÓN ATLÉTICO BARCELONA
It is a luxury sun terrace, hammocks and views over the Mediterranean Sea. What else can you ask for? This exclusive sports club has four outdoor swimming pools: the 20×13-meter one is more leisure oriented than the three 25×21-meter heated ones. And if you get tired of the fresh water, just go to the beach! It’s right in front and you have direct access from the club. Ideal to enjoy the promenade in a refreshing and sandless environment.
Where? Plaça del Mar, 08003 Barcelona
PARC DE LA CIUTADELLA POOL
A swimming pool located on a terrace and with privileged views. Sounds good, doesn’t it? The pool of La Ciutadella is an open pool; it is long and shallow (1.10 meters), but the space is cozy and quiet, ideal to combine a reading time with the sun baths, splashes and a few swimming lengths. This swimming pool is part of la Ciutadella CEM sports complex, which also has an indoor swimming pool.
Where? 1, Passeig de la Circumval.lació, Barcelona.
AND WHY NOT, A NATURAL POOL: FORUM BATHING AREA
We have the ideal ‘pool’ for those who love salty water. Can you imagine swimming in the sea without waves and without sand? This is your beach-pool; we present you the bathing area at the Forum, a space taken from the sea and turned into a large shallow saltwater pool, ideal for splashing and making a few swimming lengths.
Where? 12, la Pau Street, 08930 Sant Adrià de Besòs, Barcelona.
TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN? WE BRING YOU TWO IDEAL POOLS:
Direct www.mammaproof.org recommendations. If you don’t know them, don’t miss their tips for traveling with children!
JOAN MIRÓ PARK
Let us introduce you to a new playground with games located in the Joan Miró park, in Sants. A playing area to cool off, designed for families with children from 0 to 12 years old. Balls pools, circuits, sprinklers… But that’s not all, plus you have children’s entertainers at your disposal.
Where? 2, Carrer Aragó, 08015 Barcelona
CAN DRAGÓ POOL
Pool or lake? Better known as Sant Andreu Lake, this pool has a large extension, thus becoming one of the largest swimming pools in Barcelona. It is located in Sant Andreu and is part of the Eurofitness Can Dragó club. It has a large grassy area and a bar where you can buy snacks and drinks.
Where? 7, Rosselló i Porcel Street, 08016 Barcelona.
And after so much swimming, floating or splashing… you deserve a good rest! Come and feel better than at home with us. Remember that if you book through our website, you will have breakfast included every morning! Are you going to miss it? Stay with all the comforts in the center of Barcelona.