Swimming pools to make a splash in Barcelona this summer

Are you going to Barcelona this summer for internship, vacation time or summer programs? If you do, some days you’re just not in the mood for the surf and the sand. But a nice dip in a pool sounds just about right.

You’re just prefer to swim where you can see your feet, or a true  athlete and swimmer, find the perfect place to beat the summer heat with these top urban swimming pools in Barcelona.

CEM Parc de la Ciutadella


Picnic and swim

The rooftop pool of the Ciutadella Municipal Sports Centre (Paseo de Circumval·lació, 1) is situated right next to the park. The pool is long and shallow (1.10 metres) but the space is calm and welcoming, perfect to combine with reading, sunbathing, a quick dip and a picnic. The entrance ticket lasts all day and gives you access to all the centre’s facilities.

Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc


A panoramic view from the pool

Montjuïc Municipal Swimming Pool has one of the most stunning panoramic views of Barcelona. It’s well worth climbing the hill in the evening to cool off and take in the city as you swim.

Torre de les Aigües

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Eixample beach

If you have small children who love splashing around, but still don’t know how to swim, Eixample beach is ideal. Known as the Torre de les Aigües swimming pool, it is the place to cool off with kids in the Eixample district. If you live in Eixample which one of the best neighborhood, you will just need to go out from your apartment, and make a dip in the pool :)

Llac de la Creueta de la Coll

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An oasis in a quarry

A pilgrimage to the Creueta del Coll park will reward not only your body and mind but also your wallet. To swim in the pool – situated in a former quarry, complete with island, surrounded by nature and featuring a sculpture by Chillida – costs little more than one euro from 6pm. There are parasols, a lawn area, hammocks for hire and even canoes available for bathers.

Llac de Can Dragó


The biggest pool in Barcelona

This enormous artifical lake is the private oasis for the locals in Nou Barris. The sport complex has more than 15,000 square metres, including the biggest swimming pool in Barcelona with a nice big grassy area where you can sunbathe, read, play and just generally relax.

Zona de banys del Fòrum


A beach without sand

At the Fòrum you can take a dip, but not on a traditional beach: this is an area won back from the sea with tons of concrete. At the Forum’s bathing area a stretch of seashore has been tamed to transform it into a giant, shallow, saltwater swimming pool, ideal for a splash.

Well we hope this help you to enjoy your stay in Barcelona, and don’t forgot to find and book your summer place to live in Barcelona.

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French native from the West coast. 24 years old & MBA graduate. Speaking english, spanish and, french, of course. Thinking outside the box, I love challenges & strategic marketing. Also hard practicer of rock climbing, running & US Tv shows are my favourites.

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