Cool off in L’Eixample and at the Creueta del Coll this summer!

Are water activities your thing? In the heart of the city? This summer the mini-beach in the district of L’Eixample is opening again in the Jardins de la Torre de les Aigües, with a capacity for 350 people. The lake in the Parc de la Creueta del Coll will also be open again, offering various activities such as canoeing.

The district of L’Eixample is all set to start the bathing season. Every year, as summer nears, the lake in the Jardins de la Torre de les Aigües is emptied, the winter water being drained before being cleaned and refilled for people to bathe there. The gardens are located in the interior of the block in C/ Roger de Llúria, between C/ Consell de Cent and C/ Diputació, and the beach features sand and a wooden walkway, turning it into a cooling beach area with water 60 cm deep.

The beach will open daily from 25 June to 8 September, from 10 am to 8.30 pm, and has a capacity for 375 people in the garden zone and 80 in the water. Prices are as follows:

– Admission (per person): 1,55 euros. Large families: 0,70 euros.
– Groups: 1,15 euros.
– Multi-visit ticket (10 sessions): 8,90 euros.
– Babies and toddlers (under 1) and elderly people (over 65s or pink card holders): free.

The mini-beach is a huge success. Last season the Jardins de la Torre de les Aigües received a total of 52,657 visitors, equating to an average of 334 users per day.

A lake in Gràcia

At the same time, on 24 June, the lake in the Parc de la Creueta del Coll will open. Located in Pg. Mare de Déu del Coll, in the district of Gràcia, the bathing facility is 60 cm deep and offers activities such as canoeing. Opening times are from 9.30 am to 8.30 pm and prices are as follows.

– Admission: 2,35 euros.
-Babies and toddlers (under 1) and elderly people with pink cards: free.

Fancy a dip now?