During hot summers in Barcelona you want to cool off ? enjoy the sun ? play with your children ? practise sport ?  or just chill all a day long without going to the beaches crowded ? Here are the best 5 exteriors swimming pools in Barcelona :

1- Swimming pool of Creueta del Coll

Located in the middle of the park Creueta del Coll this swimming pool is on a little island furbished of by palm trees. It is surrounded by a large artificial lake where Barcelona’s inhabitants like come to chill in summer, away from the noisy beaches.

You can spend all day there as the park is very large and has areas of picnic areas or áreas to enjoy basketball, ping-pong and games for children.

How much? About 7 euros, free for children under 3 years
When? From May to September, Monday to Sunday, from 10 am until dusk
Where? Passeig de la mare de Deu del Coll, No. 77 (Gràcia)
Metro: El Coll / Teixonera (L5)
Bus: 28, 87 y 92


2- Can Dragó swimming pool

Can Dragó pool is the largest of Barcelona, ​​with ​​nearly 3000 square meters, it is not likely to be crowded!

Can Dragó pool belongs to a large municipal sports complex and is surrounded by large expanses of lawn. Moreover, it is ideal for children as it does not exceed 1.30m deep.

How much? About 7 euros
When? During the summer months, Monday to Friday: 7am-22h45 Saturday: 9h-20h45, Sunday and holidays: 9am-13:45
Where? Rossel i Porcel, 7 (Sant Andreu)
Metro: Sant Andreu (L1)
Bus: 36, 62, 96, 97, 104, 132


3- Club Natació Atlètic

Pool Club Natació Atlètic Barceloneta, located on the beach Sant Sebastia, is one of the nicest in Barcelona. Surrounded by palm trees and sun loungers, it overlooks the sea What enjoying the view, noise and iodine smell of the sea without being covered with sand after swimming!
How much? About 13 euros, 4-10 years: about 7 euros, less than 4 years: about 4 euros
When? Every day of the year, MondayFriday: 6:30 am-23h Saturday: 7am-23h Sunday: 17h8h (October to May) and 8h-20h (May to September)
Where? Plaza del Mar (Barceloneta)
Metro: Barceloneta (L4)
Bus: 17, 39, 64


4- Swimming pool of Montjuic

Pool of Montjuïc is composed of two huge basins. She is known for hosting competitions dives Olympic Games 1992. Since it opened its doors to the public, allowing everyone to swim in these two mythical pools overlooking the city.

How much? About 7 euros, less than 5 years: free of charge, 6-14 years and over 65 years: about 5 euros
When? 3 August to 1 September, Monday to Sunday from 11am to 18:30
Where? Avinguda de Miramar, 31 (Montjuïc)

Metro: Plaça Espanya (L1, L3). Take the escalators Avinguda Maria Cristina.
Bus: 55, 150 y 13
Funicular: from Paral · lel, the price of a normal transportation


5- Fórum swimming area

The swimming area of the forum is a shallow saltwater pool facing the sea It is particularly suitable for people with reduced mobility.
How much? free
When? Every day of the year
Where? Parc del Forum (Sant Martí)
Metro: El Maresme-Forum (L4)
Bus: 7, 36, 41, 141
Tram: Selva de Mar and El Maresme-Forum (T4)





  1. The pool at the forum maresme is plagued by fishermen and the lifeguards and security do nothing to stop them. Beware of fishing line and hooks. especially unsuitable for children

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