Barcelona has incredible world-class swimming facilities and this summer the city hosted the World Swimming Championships. Not only can you come to attend these great events but you can also try out swimming in Barcelona in these amazing settings for yourselves.
There are lots of local gyms across the city which offer day passes but you can also get the chance to swim in the Olympic pools on Montjuic hill at Piscines Bernat Picornell. There are three pools – an indoor, an outdoor and a diving pool. In summer, it is the perfect activity as you can cool down whilst admiring stunning city views of Barcelona. Swimming in Barcelona is a great activity to try when you’re out here. Plus you get to do a bit of sightseeing whilst exercising and working off all those tapas!
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# 1 Bernat Picornell Swimming Pools
The Bernat Picornell Pools is a swimming in Barcelona complex with an incredible location in the Olympic Ring in Montjuïc, Barcelona. Moreover, this venue consists of three swimming pools; a 50m indoor pool, a 50m outdoor pool, and a pool for diving. In addition, it hosted the swimming events, synchronized swimming events, the water polo final, and the swimming part of the modern pentathlon event for the 1992 Summer Olympics! However, the swimming pools are for public use and are open all year long.
- Outdoor pool is open from June to September 09:30 to 20:30; and for less hours outside of the summer months
- Indoor pool is open in general 07:00 to 20:00 all year round
How to get there
- Address: Avinguda de l’Estadi, 30 08038 Barcelona
- Children ticket: €7
- Adult ticket: €11
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# 2 Montjuïc Municipal Swimming Pool
The Montjuïc Municipal swimming pool is an all-sports facility, in the Olympic ring for swimming in Barcelona. Moreover, this is an open-air pool that also offers you a view of the whole of Barcelona from above so you can enjoy it to the full. In addition, it consists of two pools; a 25-metre pool and a pool dedicated to diving. It is a place where the public can spend time with family and friends during the summer months or improve their performance on their own. Most importantly, this municipal pool also hosted the diving and water polo preliminaries for the 1992 Summer Olympics! Further they welcome you from June to September.
- Everyday from 11:00 to 19:00
How to get there
- Address: Avinguda Miramar, 31, 08038 Barcelona
- Metro: Plaça Espanya (L1, L3). Then take the escalators to Avinguda María Cristina.
- Buses: 55, 150 and 13
- Funicular: from Paral-lel, for the price of a normal ticket
- Children’s ticket and senior citizens: 4,73 €.
- Adult ticket: 6,84 €.
- Adult ticket 10 tickets: 52,46 €
- Children’s ticket 10 tickets: 36,70 €
- Family ticket 10 tickets: 41,95 €
# 3 ‘Can Dragó lake’ Swimming Pool
Moreover, the Can Dragó pool is so-called lake is a huge and artificial swimming in Barcelona space. Indeed, is the particular oasis of the residents of Nou Barris. This sports complex has more than 15,000 square meters; it also offers the largest pool in Barcelona and a large grassy area to stretch out to sunbathe, read, play or more activities. So, from June 23 to September 2 you can enjoy this place.
- Every day from 07:00 to 21:00
How to get there
- Address: Carrer de Rosselló i Porcel, 7, 08016 Barcelona
- Metro: Fabra i Puig (L1) or Llucmajor (L4)
- Trains: RENFE R4 or R3
- Buses: 62
- General: € 7.25
- Children from 0 to 5 years old: € 2.35
- Children from 6 to 14 years old: € 3.85
- From 15 to 64 years old: € 7.25
- Over 65s: € 3.85