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Places to swim in Barcelona and surroundings



Places to swim in Barcelona and surroundings


In summer in Barcelona, ​​from the end of May to the beginning of October, it is very hot in the city (just like in all of Spain). You’re looking at around 30 degrees in the height of summer and of course, as good as it is, we often need to cool off!

There are many places where you can cool off in Barcelona, ​​but our favorite option is besides a beautiful swimming pool. Fortunately, Barcelona is home to many public swimming pools and water parks where you can relax and enjoy the sun. Read on for our list of the best places to go swimming in Barcelona!

See also: Water sports in Barcelona

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Places to swim in Barcelona

Here is a list of the best swimming pools in Barcelona.

Ciutadella Park Municipal Sports Center

Right next to the Parc de Ciutadella is the rooftop pool of the Ciutadella Municipal Sports Center. This pool is long and shallow, making it a great option for families with children, and the place itself offers a calm and welcoming space. This is a great place to relax and read a book, sunbathe, take a quick dip, or have a picnic.

Tickets can be purchased for around €17 for adults and around €8 for children.

Address: Paseo de Circunvalación, 1, 08003 Barcelona

Ciutadella Park Municipal Sports Center

PortAventura Caribe water park

This is an amazing water park, perfect for a family day out or just having fun with friends. On the outskirts of Barcelona, ​​​​in an hour by train you can reach Tarragona, where you will find the PortAventura water park. You’ll find a wave pool, a lazy river, water slides, and an indoor area with rides for kids.

The park is 34,000 square meters and admission is only €29 for adults and €25 for children. There is also a PortAventura theme park, for which you can buy tickets separately or you can buy them as a package to get access to both parks!

You can book your water park tickets directly below:

Address: Avinguda de l’Alcade Pere Molas, s/n, 43480 Vila-seca, Tarragona

PortAventura Caribe water park

Illa FantasiaIlla Fantasia

This is another water complex suitable for all ages that features a wave pool, water features, rapids, and a pirate-themed maze. They have 22 slides and 3 large pools, perfect for cooling off with the whole family this summer.

Tickets are €28 for adults and €17 for children. You can book online to skip the queues.

Address: Finca Mas Brassó, s/n, 08339 Vilassar de Dalt, Barcelona

Illa FantasiaIlla Fantasia

Athletic Swimming Club – Barceloneta

Club natació Atlètic- Barcelona is located near Sant Sebastià and offers indoor and outdoor pools, a spa and a restaurant. They also have public swimming pools, hammocks with views of the Mediterranean Sea and the architectural iron tower of Sant Sebastià.

Whether you’re looking for a dip or a serious swimmer looking for some practice, the Natació Atlètic club has everything you could need.

Address: Plaça del Mar, s/n, 08003 Barcelona

Athletic Swimming Club – Barceloneta

Montjuïc Municipal Pool

The Montjuïc Municipal Pool offers one of the most incredible views of Barcelona. We recommend climbing to the top to admire the views and architecture from above. Later, if you go down to the Municipal Pool, you can take a dip and cool off while enjoying impressive views of the city.

Address: Avenida Miramar, 31, 08038 Barcelona

Montjuïc Municipal Pool

Llac of the Creueta del Coll

For something a little different, why not try a swim in the Creueta del Coll Park pool? It costs just over a euro and will reward your mind and body. You will find umbrellas, grass, hammocks and canoes.

Address: Passeig de la Mare de Déu del Coll, 77, Barcelona

Llac of the Creueta del Coll

Route of the Set Gorgs of Campdevànol

Take a 2-hour train from Barcelona and walk for 30 minutes to find yourself in an incredible circuit of 7 beautiful natural pools with waterfalls and swimming areas. The excursion is 100% worth it to make you live a fairy tale like a day swimming under the waterfalls, enjoying a picnic with your friends or family and walking through the beautiful Campdevànol area.

Address: GI-401, 17530 Campdevànol, Girona

Route of the Set Gorgs of Campdevànol

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