Piscines Bernat Picornell

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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
Piscines Bernat Picornell
Address
Avinguda de l'Estadi, 30-40, Sants-Montjuic
Barcelona, Barcelona Province 08038
SPAIN
Telephone
934 23 40 41

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
€12.48; SC(65) €7.64. [January, 2020]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
50m, 10 lanes x 25m, 19 lanes, 2.2m - 3.8m depth, chlorine sanitized, indoors, 28ºC (82ºF). The pool is operated long or short course according to the season.
Pool 2
50m x 25m, 10 lanes, 2.2m - 3.8m depth, chlorine sanitized, outdoors, unheated, 9.5ºC (49.1ºF) at January 27, 2018.
Pool 3
25m x 20m, unstriped diving pool, outdoors, unheated, water temperature not reported.

Location

Location
Next to the Palau Sant Jordi. The pools are in the Olympic Complex adjacent to the Olympic Stadium. Tourist buses often have discount book that include discounted admission for this pool.
County/Region
Barcelona Province
GPS
41.365695, 2.150604

Teams That Use This Facility

We have no web links or contact information for teams that train at this facility.

Facility Notes

In the indoor pool (only) all swimmers must wear swim caps, which are available for sale at the pool.
Footwear is also required in the indoor pool area; most people wear plastic sandals.
The facility includes a health club- included in the admission price.
Lane availability schedules vary by season, by day, and by hour.
This was the site of the 1992 Olympic Games.
Current pool temperatures, chlorine counts, and pH readings can be found on the facility's website linked to the menu item "Dades de les piscines".
The facility also has a Facebook page.

Facility Reviews

My cab driver insisted it was closed in winter, but I pressed on and was rewarded.
The indoor pool is in very good shape with wider than average lanes.
I found the people very friendly and the lanes, indeed wide. The locker rooms and showers are in good shape. Sauna and steam bath available as well. The water in the indoor pool is a bit warm, but one gets used to it.
The outdoor pool has a view of the Olympic torch, very cool during backstroke!
Made my visit to Barcelona!
Wonderful, as always. €11, which seems to be the going rate in Barcelona. The main, outdoor, Olympic pool was set out with about five lanes down the centre for lane swimming, and some roped off areas to the side. There were no backstroke flags. I first swam here in 1999 and it wasn't heated, but this time it was fine. It wasn't busy at all. The facilities are all good but bring a padlock for your locker or leave your bag poolside. There is a cafe upstairs overlooking the pool, but it was shut when we were there. The indoor pool is also available although I didn't swim in this time.
[June, 2014]
I swam in the indoor pool last week and it was a pleasant 27ºC (81ºF). I had a lane to myself and really enjoyed it. My other half went in the Jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room and was happy. I didn’t have the guts to attempt the outdoor 50m pool as it was unheated and completely empty. After the swim we went to the cafe. Amazing experience! I want to go back!
[April, 2019]
The staff is nice and welcoming. It is difficult to get there during the scant schedule that the pool is opened to the public.
[January, 2020]