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Where to cool off in Barcelona

Ocio Leisure 20/07/2023
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Spending the summer in Barcelona can be quite an experience for which you have to be prepared and have the resources to get through the peaks of heat, with options to cool off both inside and out.

When the temperatures are higher, and the days are longer, the fan and the fan are not enough. For this reason, we have made a list of very different proposals to alleviate the heat.

Do you dare to discover them?


  1. BERNAT PICORNELL POOLS

Av. de l'Estadi, 30-38, 08038 Barcelona



Located in the Olympic Ring of Montjuïc, the Bernat Picornell swimming pools attract thousands of people during the summer.


The Bernat Picornell are three swimming pools for public use, in the middle of the Montjuïc Olympic Ring, one indoor, one outdoor and one for jumping. They were renovated to host the swimming competitions, synchronized swimming, the final phase of the water polo tournament and the modern pentathlon of the XXV Olympic Games in 1992.


  1. THE BEACHES OF BARCELONA



One of the best parts of Barcelona is its variety. excellent beaches. There are 7 main beaches that border the city and extend over 4.5 km.


Do not miss the favorite beaches are Playa de Nova Icària, and Bogatell, less crowded than the more famous Barceloneta. They have volleyball nets, sun loungers and a variety of beach bars.

In this article you will find very detailed information on each beach.



  1. ACTIVITIES NEAR AND WITHIN THE SEA


Our city enjoys countless hours of sunshine that makes the ranges of blue of the sea quite a spectacle. More than 5 km of beach allow you to practice many activities by the sea or inside.


Being one of the cities where more sports are practiced, a good walk in the coolest hours by the sea, a bike ride or rollerblading offer kilometers of spectacular views.


The sand on the beach is very fine and allows you to enjoy classic sports such as beach volleyball, calisthenics, table tennis or enjoy a yoga, pilates or tai-chi session at sunrise or sunset.


Likewise, the navigation offer is very attractive and extensive. Sailboats and boats can be rented by the hour or by the day; You can take tours on a sailboat or ecological catamaran. And you cannot leave Barcelona without having boarded a typical Golondrina .



From Sensation Apartments you have a direct discount from our website . BDA Sailing Experience is a company specialized in renting boats, sailboats, motor boats and yachts in Barcelona. In addition, they offer a complete range of nautical experiences in Barcelona.



  1. ENJOY A BAR ON THE BEACH


The beach bars are small establishments on the beach, with terraces and tables, ideal for drinking or eating something on a day at the beach. The offer of these places in Barcelona is very wide, but we recommend, to whet your appetite, Maná75 , a spacious and bright restaurant, specialized in paella and Catalan gastronomy dishes, with a terrace.



Pg. de Joan de Borbó, 101, 08039 Barcelona


Do not miss this essential guide to the best beach bars in Barcelona.




  1. EAT A GOOD HANDMADE ICE CREAM


A real pleasure for young and old, eating a good ice cream is a classic that accompanies us throughout our lives. If we can also enjoy the know-how of a good artisan with local products, we recommend BABOIA , with flavors associated with the gastronomy of Catalonia and Spain.



c/ Canvis Vells 2 Born Barcelona


Barcelona boasts a wide range of artisan ice cream parlors, run by great ice cream makers with great creativity. Do not miss these recommendations !



  1. ENJOY THE COOLEST CORNERS IN BARCELONA


Discover fantastic interior patios and terraces with a plus of privacy and magic that create wonderful oases in the middle of the city. There are all kinds of them and all of them are worth a visit where you can create and keep a pleasant memory of the trip.


Discover in this article the ones we have selected for you.


We also suggest you the CAMINO DE SANT GENÍS, in the heart of the Horta neighborhood, which was a summer resort for the people of Barcelona. And many farmhouses and country houses were transformed into manor houses, of a high category.




  1. VISIT THE ICE BAR BARCELONA


Entrance by the beach, Pg. Marítim de la Barceloneta, 38A, 08005 Barcelona



The most original bar in Barcelona, the first ice bar on the beach in the world. An intimate ice room decorated with sculptures carved entirely by hand by renowned international sculptors, where you can have a drink at unusual temperatures in Barcelona.

It also has a bar-terrace on the beach, ideal for holding private or corporate events.


There is certainly no excuse to cool off when it's very hot.

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