Piscines Bernat Picornell - swkimming pools, Montjuic hill Popular

Address
Av. de l'Estadi 30, 08038, Barcelona
Nearest Metro
Espanya L2
City District
Sants-Montjuic: Montjuïc
Telephone
934234041
E-mail
Piscines Bernat Picornell - swkimming pools, Montjuic hill
Piscines Municipals Bernat Picornell. Barcelona Olympic Pools. The Bernat Picornell swimming pools are on Montjuïc hill in Barcelona. This is the flagship of Barcelona's public swimming pools. The Bernat Picornell gym and swimming centre was opened in 1970 for the European swimming championships and was later remodelled and modernised for the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. Bernat Picornell has three pools. An heated indoor pool, a outdoor competition pool and a diving pool. The outdoor pools have spectator stands and are still used for international competitions.

The pool sizes are as follows:

1 outdoor pool of 50 x 25 m 
1 outdoor pool of 20x20 m
1 indoor pool of 50 x 25 m

The Bernat Picornell pool has many other sports facilities like a fitness centre, jacuzzis, saunas, good disabled access and special times for nudist swimming daily except in summer months. It is names in memory of the Catalan swimmer Bernat Picornell i Richier. 

Please note that there are three different swimming pools centres on Montjuic hill, Barcelona and that only two are open to the general public.

Location swimming pools on Montjuic
Other pools Montjuic hill Barcelona


How to get to Olympic swimming pools Montjuic

By Bus
Bus lines: 50, 55 and 61

By Metro
Metro Lines 1 & 3 to Plaza Espanya, then it is a 7 minute walk up Avenida María Cristina. Then take the outdoor escalators up to Avenida Miramar on Montjuic.

By funicular train
Take the funicular train from Parallel metro station up Montjuic to Avenida Miramar.

Opening times Bernat Picornell pools
Open all year except 25/12 and 1/1

Opening times - indoor pools
Monday to Friday: 06.45 - 24.00
Saturday: 07.00 to 21.00
Sunday and public holidays: 07.30 to 16.00
Sunday and public holidays in summer months: 07.30 to 20.00

Opening times - Outdoor pools
October & November
Monday to Saturday: 10.00 to 18.00
Sunday and public holidays: 10.00 to 16.00

December - January - February
Monday to Saturday: 10.00 to 16.30
Sunday and public holidays: 10.00 to 16.00

March - April - May
Monday to Saturday: 10.00 to 18.00
Sunday and public holidays: 10.00 to 16.00

June - July - August - September
Monday to Saturday: 09.00 to 21.00
Sunday and public holidays: 09.00 to 20.00

From June to September the nudist bathing is closed.