Barcelona Swimming Pools


Barcelona has a large number of both public and private swimming pools.  Although in many cases you need to be a member of the gym to use the facilities, pools  listed below offer entry on a daily basis.  Outdoor pools are limited in number and as daily rates can be high you should plan to spend a while there. 

For cooling off, you can also head to one of the city's paddling pools.  Many of the larger pools around the city run swimming classes for babies and parents and children 3 years and over.  Below are a selection of places which offer either shallow pools or outdoor swimming for the summer season.  For lessons, see also Swimming Classes for Kids.

Top Tips for Swimming

  • Call ahead to check best times to go as some pools give priority entrance to members.
  • Bring suitable shoes such as flip flops to wear as this is usually a requirement for the pool area.
  • Indoor pools require you to wear a swimming cap (babies too), whereas outdoor pools let you go bare-headed!
  • Daily rates can be expensive so plan to make a day of it.
  • Not all pools have a shallow area for children, so if essential, check beforehand.
  • Paddling Pools
  • Children's Swimming Pools in Barcelona
  • Outdoor Swimming pools in Barcelona

Platja de L'Eixample -Torre de les Aïgues

Roger de Llúria, 56.  Metro: Girona or Pg. de Gracia.  Tel. 637 402 866/ 93 423 4350

Hidden away in an interior garden not far from Paseig de Gracia, the  Eixample boasts its very own beach, La Platja del Eixample - Torre de les Aïgues. The "Beach" itself is a clean, reasonably sized paddling pool with a sandy play area for children.  As well as plenty of shade and benches to rest on, this small park, which has a capacity for 600 people,  has blue and white changing rooms in traditional beach style, toilets and outdoor showers plus lifeguards on hand. S. Excellent for building water confidence in babies and toddlers and cooling off on hot days.
Summer dates approx. June 28th -Sep. 5th Mon-Sat 10am-8pm and Sun. 10am-3pm.  August & September Sat. and Sun. 10am-3pm.  Entrance: €1.36; Weekly and Monthly passes available. Under 1's and Over 65's Free.

Parc de La Creueta de Coll

Passeig de La Mare de Deu de Coll 89, Gracia.  Metro: Lesseps/Valcarca then bus. Tel. 600 453 730

You cannot beat this vast pool at the Parc de la Creueta del Coll for a day out paddling.  Located on a hill in Gracia near Vallcarca, this park is a real find and very popular during the summer months. As well as two small playgrounds and a cafeteria, there is plenty of grass to relax on. The park is host to other summer activities including outdoor music events.  Until mid-September, the pool is open daily and is well worth the uphill trip for a great afternoon out with the kids.  Summer dates approx. 28th June – 5th September. Mon-Sat 10am – 8pm. Under 3's Free. Entrance €4.55 adults; €2.85 children.

Complex Esportiu Municipal Banys Sebasti
Pl del Mar s/n  Tel 93 221 0010

A sport's centre that has indoor and outdoor pools as well as a warm indoor children's pool (not standing depth).  Check for children's pool opening times.
Mon-Sat & hols 7am-10pm, Sun 8am-7pm
Adult: €10.10 Child under 3: €3.10; Child 4-10 €5.85

Poliesportiu Maritim Talassoteràpia
Paseo Marítimo, 33 Tel 93 224 0440

A swimming and therapeutic centre that includes hydro jets, aqua gym classes. salt water pool and a children's swimming pool.

Piscina Can Caralleu
Esports 8, Sarriá Tel 93 203 7874
An indoor pool open all year round except August. Two outdoor pools open from June 23rd to Sept. 2nd (2012).  Cafeteria, grassy area, children's playground and sun loungers. Mon-Fri 9am-4pm; at weekends during the afternoons only.  Adult €10.30; Child €4.40

Complex Esportiu Guinardó
Av Mare de deu montserrat 136-140, Tel. 93 436 4746,
Very reasonably priced outdoor swimming pool with daily entry. Open Jun 2nd - Aug 31st. from 11am to 7pm. Adults: €4.65 (slight reduction for children).

Llac de Can Dragó
Rosselló i Porcel, 7-11 Tel. 93 276 1080

A huge sports complex that features a large pool with shallow areas for children to swim.  Although located in an industrial zone in Nou Barris, the pool area itself has grass and shade.
  Open from 23rd June to 2nd September (2012). Open from 10.30am to 7.30pm. Prices Mon-Fri - Adult: €6.05; Child 6-14 yrs: €3.25; Child 0-5 yrs: €1.95; Weekend rates - €6.90 adults; Child 0-5 yrs: €4.80; Child 0-5 yrs: €1.95.  Open until 7.30pm.  Train from Pl. Catalunya C3 cercania to Sant Andreu Arenal then 10 min. walk.

CEM Bac de Roda
Rambla Guipúscoa, 35 Tel. 93 266 3445
Open to non-members space permitting. Weekly opening from 10am to 8pm and weekends until 7pm. Plenty of sun loungers but little shade. Pool of 15m x 15m plus pool for children 40cm deep.  Children's parties in the indoor pools may also be organised.  Non-members prices - adults: €9.25, Children 5-16 years €6.85; under 5's free. 

Complex Esportiu Municipal Banys Sebasti

Pl del Mar s/n  Tel 93 221 0010,
The centre boasts two outdoor pools. One for lane swimming which is slightly heated and one for free swimming where children can play. There is access to a private beach area as well as  Barceloneta beach itself.  Cafeteria for drinks and food.
Mon-Sat & hols 7am-10pm, Sun 8am-7pm. Adult: €11.21 Child under 3 yrs: €3.45; Child 4-10 yrs: €6.51

Complex Esportiu d´Horta

Feliu i Codina, 27. Tel 93 427 6479,
Outdoor pool during the summer. Daily opening from 11am to 5pm. Children under 6 free.

CEM Trinitat Vella, Club Natació Sant Adreu

Via Barcino, 84-86 Tel. 93 311 3701
Sunbeds and shade around this outdoor sports centre pool in Sant Andreu. Monthly membership rates for just over €20 for adults and €18 for kids.  The same club also has facilities in the neighbourhood of La Sagrera which offers a daily rate for the outdoor pool of between 5 to 7 Euros and is located at C/ Bonaventura Gispert s/n (corner of C/ Virgili). Tel: 93 346 00 50

Piscines Bernat Picornell

Av. de l'Estadi 31, Montjuïc Tel 93 423 4041
The indoor pools are open all year and the outdoor pools are open to the public in summer.  Mon-Fri 7am-midnight, Sat 7am-9pm, Sun 7.30am-2.30pm; Price for outdoor pool access only - adults: €5.63, child 6-14 yrs: €3.93. Under 6 yrs FREE.

Platja de la Nova Icaria
Seawater "Swimming pool" with diving board. Large bathing area sectioned off as a rudimentary swimmng pool away from the open sea. See Barcelona Beaches

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