The best swimming pools in Madrid for a hot day

By | 12 July, 2019 | 0 comments

One of the best bits about Madrid in the summer are the evenings and nights. But, during the day, the heat can make things difficult. So, we recommend spending the hottest hours of the day in one of the city’s municipal pools.


Vicente del Bosque Municipal Sports Centre

This sports centre is located near to Cuatro Torres. It offers two 50-metre swimming pools and a separate pool for kids. It also has a further 70,000 metres of space dedicated to other sports facilities. It’s well known for having a special area for nudists.

Canal de Isabel II Sports Centre

One of the most popular pools in the capital. Opened in 1930 when the Canal Sports Association decided to build a pool and a football pitch on the site of an old water-storage tank. It’s one of the best summer activities in the Chamberi neighbourhood.

Francos Rodríguez Municipal Swimming Pool

Here you will find a 50-metre Olympic swimming pool and another pool for the little ones, as well as a large lawn with plenty of shade. Another great attraction here is the beach volleyball pitch where we can play as if we were on the beach.

Casa de Campo Swimming Pool

One of the largest pool complexes in Madrid. It has a 50-metre Olympic swimming pool, two leisure pools of 33 and 36 metres and a children’s pool. However, the centre is currently being renovated and only the 36-metre summer pool is open.

Universidad Complutense Swimming Pool

This pool is for UCM students and staff; however, you can visit if you are accompanied by someone with UCM university card. What’s on offer? An extra-wide, 50-metre Olympic pool. There’s also a pool with a depth of over 5 metres for the most daring. You’ll also find a bar with very good prices inside the complex.

We’re at that time of year when what you need in the heat of the day is a refreshing dip in a pool. Then, in the cooler hours of the night, it’s time to take a stroll around the city and enjoy some of Madrid’s best gastronomy.

Categories: Madrid Turismo

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