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Wet & Hot, Gamba Barcelona!

, 2013/08/12

Barcelona is one of the world’s most visited cities. Yet, beyond the beautiful Sagrada Familia, and perfectly delicious Paella- there is little known about the city. Of course it was home to four of arts greatest legends: Gaudi, Picasso, Miro and Dalhi. And is the current home to soccer’s greatest legend, FC Barcelona. But you’ll be hard pressed to escape the past of the city as well as it’s many clichés. To find a fresh Barcelona you’ll need to dive deep and cool down in the water! You’ll need to ‘Go Swim’!

In this issue Papersky uncovers a few wet secrets about Barcelona and it’s Swim culture. For instance, pass three store windows and you’ll likely find a swimming suit decorating one of them. Take a stroll straight through the city and you’ll find yourself at a beach. Walk along the water, and you’ll find yourself passing beach after beach after beach.

Catalonian’s love to chill out from ‘Siestas’ to afternoon ‘Vermouths’. And one of their favorite ways to relax is to go for a swim at one of many swim clubs- some private with waiting lists for years and others public and stacked with histories dating back hundreds of years. In fact, Barcelonian’s love swimming so much they have hosted two FINA Swimming World Championships twice in less then 10 years.

For true sightseers the best pool in town is no doubt the Piscina Municipal de Montjuic- where for just a few coins you can take a dip in one of the most beautiful pools in the world while taking in a majestic skyline view of Barcelona’s city scape. And for those who like to leave the city for the weekend and enjoy a more rural and natural experience- there is Costa Brava. A long stretch of the Medaterian Sea that is home to some of the most beautiful water, diving, beaches and fishes in the world. So make your next trip a ‘Swim Trip’ to the city that does it better then any other in the world- Barcelona.

» PAPERSKY no.42 Splash Into Another Barcelona

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