The city of Barcelona has a total of 15 municipal facilities outdoors that allow you to take a dip in the case of those who do not like the sand on the beach. The best way to combat the high temperatures of the summer months, until September, in spaces that have all kinds of services to make it a most pleasant day.
With permission from some of the most emblematic and popular public swimming pools in Barcelona, we show you some less known but just as great to cool off and practice some lengths.
Municipal Sports Center Parc de la Ciutadella
Far from the bustle of a city like the Catalan capital we find this haven of peace in this municipal sports center. It is not a very large water glass and it is not very deep either, but it is ideal to cool off on the hottest days and have a drink in the sun on their loungers. In addition to this outdoor pool, there is another indoor pool that offers courses for the whole family from September to June. Those over 65 have a special aquatic offer dedicated to improving their joints thanks to exercises in the water.
But during the summer, we can take a ticket for the whole day with which in addition to being able to bathe in the pool you can enjoy the rest of the facilities of this public complex.
San Sebastián Municipal Sports Center- Atlétic Barceloneta Swimming Club
Pool and beach in the same image. If your thing is to practice swimming and take a couple of dips while you contemplate the mythical Barceloneta beach, this is your site. You have plenty of space thanks to its two outdoor pools, plus one for children, which you can enjoy even without being a member of these public facilities (Those over 65 and with a pink card pay less than 10 euros). In addition, if you are not very into getting into the water, you can spend the hours lying in the sun while you tan your skin in its solarium or come to have a drink in its Nass Beach bar.
Vall d’Hebron Municipal Olympic Sports Center
Our tour of the municipal swimming pools of the city today takes us to the latter aquatic enclosure located in the Horta-Guinardó area. It has smaller dimensions than in the previous case but it does not lack its 21×10 meter pool, its 2,000 square meter natural grass area perfect for sunbathing and a vending service in case hunger strikes between baths.