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Indoor swimming pools in Barcelona

Written by Miguel

Whether you want to maintain your swimming habit or you are just looking to start doing some laps, don’t let the upcoming autumn and winter months stop you. Just because the temperature drops, doesn’t mean your physical shape has to.

If you live in Barcelona, there is a rich offer of indoor swimming pools where you can go to give your body a fresh start in the morning or a relaxing workout after work. You might even stick to them when summer comes around again – after all, there’s way fewer people, which makes it easier to come in and out and just do your thing.

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Holmes Place Urquinaona

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If you are looking for a state-of-the-art facility with top conditions and an inspiring setting, look no further. At this Holmes Place gym located in Eixample, one of the best-known neighbourhoods in Barcelona, a one-month pass will allow not only use of the indoor pools but also access to all of the gym’s facilities and classes. Other water areas available include a hot tub, a Turkish bath zone and a pool lounge.

Address: Ausiàs Marc, 9-11
Schedule: Monday to Friday from 7 AM to 11 PM; Saturdays from 9 AM to 8 PM; Sundays and holidays from 10 AM to 4 PM.

DiR Gràcia

Another gym that offers excellent conditions is Dir Gràcia, with its two 20 x 8m indoor swimming pools. The gym by itself is worth checking out – a modern space with all the best current technology and equipment, it still maintains certain charms of older times, such as its high ceilings or its large, open space training areas.

Address: Gran de Gràcia, 37
Schedule: Weekdays from 7 AM to 9:45 PM; Weekends and holidays from 9 AM to 8 PM.

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Piscines Bernat Picornell

Bernat Picornell is a swimming complex that is part of the Olympic Ring in Montjuïc, Barcelona. Having hosted several events in the 1992 Summer Olympics, the facilities are now open to the public all year long.

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Don’t let the pressure get to you, though – no one is expecting you to swim like an Olympian in the 50m indoor pool at your disposal. Just do your best – swimming regularly is enough to earn you a gold medal in our hearts. Well, in yours too, since it improves your cardio tremendously!

Address: Av. de l’Estadi 30-38
Schedule: Monday to Friday from 6:45 AM to 12 PM; Saturdays from 7 AM to 9 PM; Sundays and holidays from 7:30 AM to 4 PM.

You have no excuses, now that you know where to find indoor swimming pools in Barcelona. Keep your body exercised and hydrated all year long and it will surely thank you.

Which indoor pool are you going to try first? Let us know by using the comment box below!

About the author


Miguel is a freelance writer and copywriter who believes that words can really take you places - so hop on his words and dare to discover the wonders of Barcelona with him.

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