Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona

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Go for gold at Piscines Bernat Picornell, an olympic-sized public swimming pool that was the host of the pentathlon in the 1992 Summer Olympics. The swimming complex has three pools to chose from, a 50 m (164 ft) indoor pool, a 50 m (164 ft) outdoor pool, and a diving pool. Since its glory days, the site has hosted diving, water polo, synchronized swimming, and swimming competitions. The pool was originally built in 1970 and holds up to 3,000 spectators. You'll also find lifeguards, a sauna, jacuzzi, gym, and on-site cafe as part of the facilities. Plan to visit Piscines Bernat Picornell and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Barcelona attractions using our Barcelona trip itinerary planner .
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  • It was a great place to stay at the Olympics, but the facilities were very good and the facilities were very expensive.
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  • I've been a partner for over a decade until last month and I've had enough of it. The indoor pool (despite the cold it does in winter) and the gym are correct, the treatment with the staff is excellent. You can go by car, some days you have to park outside, on the days of concert in the Sant Jordi there is caravan. The outdoor pool in summer is full of hairballs in the background, there are people bathing in street pants, autumn, winter and spring hours are limited do not take advantage of it all you can, it is not heated. The upstairs locker room needs a profound renovation, the downstairs is not much better, there is a lack of benches to sit on, some are broken, the showers go fatal, the temperature costs to regulate. If you want a locker does not go by waiting list, you have to look for some tags that put in them so you can throw years waiting for locker. If you take a walk around the gyms in the area, you understand the discontent. There is a mismanagement of this facility, no money is invested in it and it shows. Leaders should pay for other gyms and copy what does work. The truth is in there.
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  • For a swimmer the '96 50m Olympic Pool is a great visit. However at €12 for a swim it is very expensive. There are 20 indoor 25m lanes if you are so inclined but an open water swimmer will likely always choose the Lido. Lockers cannot be locked unless you bring your own padlock.
  • I have only been here one day, but the facility in extensive and impressive, as far as location, amount of exercise rooms and facilitated classes. There are two levels of locker rooms, for men and women. Indoor and outdoor pool. Multiple saunas, steamroom and hottubs. The equipment is nearly brand new in the workout centers, they have a space specific to many of their acitivities, (yoga/taichi, cycling, core, crossfit, ect). There is a cafeteria, and more that I have yet to explore. This is a massive place. The only issue is that the locker rooms could use some more attention.
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