Are you wondering if you will be able to find the best skateparks in Barcelona? When you come to the city, you will quickly notice the huge number of skaters all over the city. The city is considered by many to be Europe’s capital for skateboarding and even one of the best cities in the world to practice this sport! Skaters ride in every part of the city, in places dedicated to skating but also in a lot of squares and streets where good tricks can be accomplished
Skating became popular in the 70’s. Then a lot of skateparks were built for the Olympic Games of 1992 in Barcelona, which provided the city with the best opportunities for the skaters. The most of the skateparks were rebuilt from that time and the expanding of these kinds of areas is still continuing. Skaters are coming here to practice and meet up with the international skater-community and are also moving here from all around the world for better infrastructure for skating that Barcelona can offer. We selected the most popular and the best quality skateparks and places for skating to introduce you to the skater’s world here in Barcelona and make it easier for you and your buddies the most enjoyable how it can be. We hope everybody will find the most suitable option in this selection:
#1 Mar Bella Skatepark
This skatepark is one of the youngest and oldest at the same time. It was rebuilt and reopened in 2014 to replace the old mythical Mar Bella Skatepark that was quite damaged after many years of intensive skating. It has a lot to offer to skaters in perfect quality like deep bowls, pools, snake run, rails, stairs… Pretty much all you need to practice your tricks and enjoy your time there. This skatepark is situated at Parc Esportiu in the district of Sant Marti. It is a perfect location because it is just a few steps away from the beach of Barcelona!
#2 Forum Skatepark
The skatepark of Forum was built for the Universal Forum of Culture in Barcelona. It is situated in a huge place with a lot of great spots to skate and relax with a group of people. In 2011 a new amazing skatepark was added nearby. It contains features like hips, bowls, rails and a lot of metal ledges. It is also nearby the sea. You will find it about 200 meters away from the DIAGONAL MAR COMMERCIAL CENTRE in the direction of the beach. During the year you can join here some of the city’s biggest festivals also.
#3 Pamplona Skatepark
If you want to skate inside, this place is a good idea! It’s covered and according to the experienced skaters, it’s one of the best skateparks in Barcelona. You will have to buy a monthly pass to enter, but it’s pretty cheap. It is located at Carrer de Pamplona 88, near the well-known club Razzmatazz. Nearby you can find also a very nice outdoor skatepark for free at Carrer Almogàvers 133 (showed in the video)
#4 Port Olimpic Skatepark
This skatepark is a little one but it is well-liked by a lot of skaters. The atmosphere is more familiar than in the huge places. It has a half-pipe and some other obstacles to practice your tricks. Just like the first two ones we talked about, it is located near the beach.
#5 Skatepark Barri Canyelles
Last but not least, this skatepark is far away from the other ones but still popular amongst the skaters. Mostly orientated around rail skating, it is divided into 4 areas: the first one for street skating, a second one with mini rails, a third with other types of rails and an area with a pool and a bowl. This skatepark is located in NOU BARRIS, on Via Favència, in the upper part of Barcelona.
#6 Popular Skate Spots
Besides skateparks, Barcelona is one of the best places in Europe for street skating. Some of the most famous places to do street skateboarding are the Plaça del Angels near the MACBA, the Plaça Universitat, the Plaça de Sants in front of the train station. During the night it is a great place to ride the Avenida Parallel or you can take a look at the Nevermind Bar which combines an indoor skatepark with a bar at Plaça dels Països Catalans. And now, let’s go ride your board in all those places and enjoy!
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