Although the proximity of the Mediterranean Sea contributes to lowering the temperatures and for that reason Barcelona usually enjoys a very pleasant climate during the summer, a visit to a swimming pool is never too much in August. If you are travelling with family, it is a sure bet that the younger ones will especially appreciate such a refreshing experience. Next, we will name some of the best swimming pools and spaces suitable for swimming in Ciudad Condal. Of course, all these pools are safe for children.
Although the name of the first stop can be misleading, the truth is that Ensanche Beach is actually a large outdoor pool within Torre de las Aguas Gardens. This central location (at number 56 Roger de Lluria Street), together with utmost privacy, make these facilities some of the most frequented by families. Between June and September, the swimming pool is open to the public from 10:00 until 20:30. Access to this location could not be simpler thanks to the proximity of Gran Vía de las Cortes Catalanas.
A more exclusive alternative is offered by the Centre Esportiu Municipal (CEM), in the Ciudadela Park of Ciudad Vieja. This location allows you to combine your day at the swimming pool with a tour through the old town of Barcelona, as the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar and the cultural centre of El Born are just a few minutes' walk away. With a depth slightly over one metre, it is a very safe swimming pool for children.
To experience even more fun, the Creueta del Coll Park has a swimming pool that, although for most of the year it acts as a lake, it becomes a true paradise for children during the summer months. The shallow depth and availability of various play areas explain its popularity among children. It is located exactly at number 77, Paseo de la Mare de Déu del Coll, in the north of the city.
To conclude, we move on to the captivating mountain of Montjuic to enter the facilities of the Montjuic Swimming Club. The great advantage for parents is that this vast sports complex has a special pool for children, with shallow depth and monitored round the clock. There are also other interesting options to complete a recreational and active day, such as the tennis courts. There is also a restaurant and it is not necessary to be a member to hire any of the services offered by the club.