The best swimming pools in Madrid – The 2020 Guide
Swimming pools Madrid – Lifestyle & Relaxation
The ultimate guide to Madrid’s swimming pools is ready! The Madrid Discovery team has toured Madrid’s municipal swimming pools and the best hotels in the city centre to advise you on the best swimming pools in Madrid. You will have the choice between large municipal pools, Olympic pools, hotel pools, rooftop pools and amusement park pools.
Discover now the best addresses in the city, whether on a rooftop, in an Olympic swimming pool or in an amusement park.
To complete this article you will find at the end of our post a list of useful resources to plan your afternoon at one of Madrid’s swimming pools.
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Madrid's municipal swimming pools
Swimming pools Madrid – Madrid public swimming pool
Madrid is one of the Spanish cities with the most public swimming pools in its city centre.
Whether you want to do laps, get ready for the Olympics or just go sunbathing you will find your ideal pool in this guide.
We’ve listed Madrid’s municipal pools, Madrid’s elevated pools and water parks.
For more information about schedules we advise you to call the pool in question or visit their website (in our resources).
Important information : Madrid’s swimming pools are open from May 5th to September 20th (information 2020 – covid-19 – schedules will probably be affected, please contact the pools directly before going there).
Rates for pool admission: Adult (4,50€) / Youth (3,60€)*.
*2019 tariff likely to change in 2020.
Swimming pools in Madrid: The polideportivo Canal de Isabel II
It is in the Chamberí district in the heart of Madrid’s city centre that you will find this very complete sports complex for all tastes.
In addition to a large outdoor swimming pool, the centre offers tennis courts, a paddle court, a fronton, a gym and a sports hall.
To enjoy the sun and the beautiful days a beach area and a solarium are accessible.
Here you will find one of Madrid’s swimming pools with the best public transport connections.
Swimming pools Madrid – Tennis
Address: Avenida de Filipinas, 54 28003
Opening hours of the sports complex: 08.00 to 22.00 hrs.
Swimming pool opening hours: from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm (In 2019, it was open from June 1st to September 8th)
Editor’s note: Very pleasant swimming pool located in the very centre of Madrid, a few steps away from the metro. Ideal to spend a relaxing afternoon and escape the stress of the city. A favorite for the facilities of the sports complex.
Madrid Swimming Pools: Lago de Casa de Campo
Located next to Casa de Campo and the Madrid Rio district, this is one of Madrid’s most famous swimming pools and one of the most popular in the city in the summer.
With these two pools it can accommodate many families and you will find two large pools, one of 36 m and a second of 33 m (currently under construction).
Address: Paseo Puerta del Ángel, 7 28011
Opening hours: (Winter time) Monday to Friday: 08:30-21:00. This is one of the largest winter swimming pools in Madrid.
Swimming pool closed at weekends.
Summer timetable: Monday to Sunday, 11:00 am to 8:30 pm.
Editor’s note: Very pleasant and family pool located in an outlying area of Madrid’s historic city centre: Puerta del Angel / Casa de Campo.
Ideal for spending an afternoon with the family, especially to enjoy the Casa de Campo and its multitude of activities. You will find more pools in Madrid’s more central location in the rest of the post.
Centro deportivo municipal Vicente del Bosque
Swimming pools Madrid – centro deportivo municipal Vicente del Bosque
It is close to the business centre of Madrid and its famous 4 towers that the del Bosque sports centre is located.
It is one of the largest swimming pools in Madrid and its city centre. With a winter pool and two summer pools of 50 m each you can swim in complete tranquility.
There is also a children’s pool and many activities.
The sports centre has fields for volleyball, beach volleyball, tennis, skating, hockey, indoor football, football, handball, basketball and badminton.
Address: Avenida Monforte de Lemos, 13 28029
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday and on public holidays from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm.
Outdoor swimming pool: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
Editor’s note: Very large swimming pool close to the business centre, if you finish work at 3pm in the summer like many Spaniards do not hesitate to take a walk there to relax.
One of Madrid’s swimming pools closest to the business centre, ideal after work.
Swimming pool of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid
In a natural and quiet environment you will find the swimming pool of the Complutense University of Madrid.
Close to the university rectorate and surrounded by residences and museums, it is an ideal place to enjoy a summer afternoon in a quiet atmosphere.
Open only in the summer and provided you are a student or accompanying a student you will be able to enter.
Address: Calle del Obispo Trejo, 8 28040
Opening hours: In 2019: 1 Jun – 8 Sep: Mon – Dom 11:00 – 20:00 hrs.
Editor’s note: Swimming pool very little known to Madrid’s inhabitants because it is in the centre of the university.
Swimming Pools Madrid – Madrid Public Swimming Pools
Puerta de Hierro sports park swimming pools
The Puerta de Hierro Sports Centre is located on the Pardo road near the Manzanares River.
Due to its size and the variety of activities available, the Puerta de Hierro is one of the main sports areas in the Community of Madrid and up to six Madrid federations (golf, paddle, ball, canoeing, rugby and archery) currently have their headquarters here.
It is one of the largest swimming pools in Madrid and the largest sports centre in the city.
The Puerta de Hierro Sports Centre has the largest swimming pool in the community of Madrid with an area more than 7 times the size of an Olympic pool (the largest pool in Europe when it opened).
You will find three interconnected pools, one of which is an Olympic pool and a children’s pool.
To complete this you will find a cafeteria, showers / toilets and changing rooms.
A very welcoming complex for all types of activities.
Address: Carretera de la Coruña , km. 7 28035
Hours of operation: Facility hours: 08:00 to 22:00
Swimming pool opening hours: from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm (in 2019, it will be open from June 1st to September 8th)
Editor’s note: Swimming pool very far from the centre of Madrid. Ideal if you live on the outskirts of Madrid or if you want a bit more peace and quiet.
Madrid swimming pools & roof top
Swimming pools Madrid – swimming pools Madrid hotel
If you prefer to relax in the pool of a trendy rooftop with a cocktail then we have just the thing for you!
Ideal for an afternoon of cultural visits or after a meeting in the city centre, rooftops offer a good alternative to Madrid’s municipal swimming pools.
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Dear hotel - Rooftop piscine
Located at the foot of Plaza de Espana you will find the discreet Dear hotel.
Once on the rooftop you will discover a terrace overlooking both Gran Via and the Malasaña district, you can also explore the towers of the business centre.
You will find a bar and restaurant as well as a swimming pool, all in a cosy atmosphere.
Enjoy a relaxing moment with a cocktail and stunning views of Madrid.
Address: C/ Gran Vía, 80, 28013 Madrid
Editor’s note: Very small pool (no more than 5 people). It is one of the pools in Madrid with a view of the 4 towers of the business center.
Hotel indigo - Exclusive swimming pool
Situated on the Gran Via, this exclusive hotel is ideal for a stay in the capital.
You will find an infinity swimming pool and stunning views of Madrid. The hotel is located on the Gran Via and has a swimming pool.
The indigo hotel is a 5-star hotel of high standing.
Their terrace is open only part of the year on sunny days. It is closed in winter due to the temperature.
Address: Calle de Silva, 6, 28013 Madrid
Editor’s note: Exclusive swimming pool overlooking the Gran Via, an exclusive and select place that will not leave you indifferent. Entrance is free and the staff is very professional. Some of the waiters even speak French.
Rooftop circulo de bella arte
Swimming pools Madrid – pools Madrid rooftop
Emblematic rooftop of the city of Madrid the Circulo de Bella Arte is the best rooftop with pool in Madrid.
Enjoy a 360° view from your deckchair while enjoying delicious cocktails. The pool is not open all year round, please check their website for the pool schedule (depending on the events they organize it is open or not).
-> website of the circulo de bella artes
The rooftop is open almost all year round and has a closed part with heating to spend a warm moment even in winter.
Take advantage of a morning to visit Madrid on a private tour with one of our guides and spend your afternoon at this rooftop while relaxing with a shopping session!
Address: Calle de Alcalá, 42, 28014 Madrid
Editor’s note: Swimming pool with one of the best views of Madrid, very select, you will have to pay 4€ to access it. You will find an international clientele there and we advise you to go there early in the afternoon to find space easily. One of the most international swimming pools in Madrid.
Swimming pools & water park in Madrid
Even better than municipal swimming pools, water parks.
Ideal to enjoy a summer afternoon with the family! Here is a selection of the three main parks in the community of Madrid.
Aquopolis Villanueva de la Cañada
Swimming pools Madrid – aquapolis Madrid
It is in Villanueva de la Canada, 40 minutes from Madrid, that this great amusement park is located.
Very popular with Madrid’s inhabitants, you will find many attractions suitable for all ages. Aquopolis is a theme park with different worlds and different attractions and adrenaline levels.
Discover the Black Hole, a completely closed slide, the Splash, a 15m high waterfall or the Kamikaze.
Address: Av. de la Dehesa, s/n, 28691 Villanueva de la Cañada
Editor’s note: Aquopolis is the favourite water park of Madrid’s inhabitants and tourists from all over the world. A sure bet to spend a sensational afternoon! To be able to enjoy the activities before everyone else come as soon as it opens.
Warner Beach Park
Less than 30 minutes from downtown Madrid discover the famous Warner theme park.
Located 29 km south of Madrid, in the town of San Martin de la Vega.
It is ranked the third largest water park in the country after Port Ventura in Barcelona and Siam park in Tenerife.
Take advantage of the first rays of sunshine to spend an afternoon with your family and have fun at the water attractions at Warner Beach Park.
With almost 10 attractions this park will suit the whole family.
Address: A-4 road, Exit 22, 28330 San Martín de la Vega.
Editor’s note: Water park very close to Madrid, family and very well organized it will be perfect to spend a summer day.
Swimming pools Madrid – warner park Madrid
Madrid amusement park with swimming pool
Located near the Casa de Campo the amusement park in Madrid will offer attractions for young and old.
Take advantage of the water park to relax and enjoy a successful afternoon.
Address: Casa de Campo, s/n 28011 Madrid
Editor’s note: An amusement park located in the very centre of Madrid. Accessible by metro it will be perfect to enjoy an afternoon.
Resources: Website of the Madrid swimming pools and rooftops of the city:
- Indigo Hôtel
Resources: Water park website:
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