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  • Take advantage of the summer season in the municipal pools!

    To combat the heat of summer, do not hesitate to soak in the municipal open pools, and in summer the facilities extend the opening hours seven days a week, from Monday to Sunday.

    Check all the pools that are within your reach in the city!

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  • Do you know the history of the Cursa de la Mercè?

    On September 29th, the 41st edition of the Cursa de la Mercè, which has become one of the most awaited dates for Barcelonians, will be celebrated.

    In 1900, sporting events were started for the Mercè Festivities, and it could be said that it is the precedent of the race, although, as such, the first one was held on the 24th September 1979.


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  • We already have here the Festes de Gràcia!

    Finally, the expected and historic Festes de Gràcia 2019 arrives, which will fill the streets and neighborhood places of concerts and adornments, but also of sport.

    The festivities will be extended from Thursday 15 and until Wednesday 21, although on Wednesday 14 will begin the announcement.

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  • The Fiesta del Fitnes, accessible to people with reduced mobility

    The Festa makes sporting practice available to everyone, and for this reason, once again, all Barcelona centers join forces to encourage thousands of people to participate in a great variety of activities.

    In addition, it will be taken care of to give an organizational response adapted to the needs and demands of the group of users of wheelchairs.

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  • Six months to prepare for the eDreams Mitja Marató of Barcelona!

    The eDreams Mitja Marató of Barcelona broke records of participation last year with 19,000 registered and, now, it is proposed the challenge of surpassing this figure. For that reason, for the 30th half, 22,000 dorsals have been put up for sale.

    The race, which will take place on February 16, 2020, is one of the fastest routes in the world at this distance.

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  • Training session at the Olympic Stadium to prepare for the Cursa de la Mercè

    To prepare the 41st Cursa de la Mercè, which takes place on Sunday, September 16th, we will train at the Olympic Stadium so that all Barcelona residents can train for the race for free.

    The training will take place on September 7, starting at 9:30 a.m., and the session will be directed by national coaches and Olympic athletes.

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Current news

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 15:22

Gearing up in the summer for a September brimming with sports

Pre-season. Barcelona is hosting a string of major sports events from September onwards, meaning for many the summer is a good time to train and gear up for the season.

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 13:12

What do you know about the history of the Cursa de La Mercè?

Fun run. The first edition was promoted by the first post-Franco democratic city council in an effort to boost popular sport.

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 09:47

Fitness Festival, accessible to people with reduced mobility

City. The Fitness Festival also aims to be an event that is open to people with disabilities.

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 09:20

Six months for us to get ready for the 30th eDreams Barcelona Half Marathon!

Fun run. The 2020 Barcelona eDreams Half Marathon has opened entries for what will be its 30th edition.

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Universal acces

Universal access to the sports practice is to ensure that nobody, for social, economic, physical or psychological reasons...stayed without the possibility to practice sports in the city.