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  • We go out to do outdoor sports!

    Running out, nordic walking, cycling or practicing yoga are some of the many options we have for practicing outdoor sports.

    Barcelona provides a wide variety of sports spaces, from the sea to the mountain.

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  • Revive La Cursa de la Mercè from last year!

    On September 16 more than 12,000 runners and runners filled the streets of Barcelona where it was the 40th edition of the Mercè Race.

    On the occasion of the celebration of such a special date, several commemorative activities were carried out at the time of departure, such as the launch of 40 giant balloons, a show of castellers of the Colla Jove in Barcelona and another of batucada In charge of Ku Kum Ku.


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  • Last day of the Festes de Gràcia!

    Sadly, the expected and historic Festes de Gràcia 2019 arrives to its last day, after filling the streets and squares full of concerts and adornments, but also of sport.

    The festivities have extended from Thursday 15 and until Wednesday 21, although on Wednesday 14 the Pregó already started.

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  • Every day we're closer to the 2019 Cursa de Bombers!

    Every day, we are getting closer to running in the 2019 Cursa de Bombers. Finally, on October 27 we will enjoy this mythical race.

    As, remember, the race was scheduled for April 28, but had to change dates due to the general elections held that same day.

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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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  • 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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Current news

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 08:28

Relive last year’s Cursa de la Mercè!

City. After performing their pre-race warm-ups, the thousands of participants were able to enjoy the city’s various iconic sites which the route past as they experienced this great festival of popular sport at first hand.


Thu, 08/22/2019 - 11:37

Swimming: a sport that is really good for you

Swimming. Swimming is one of the healthiest and most satisfying sports. Not only physically, but also mentally.

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 16:58

The 2019 Cursa de Bombers fun run is nearly here!

Fun Runs. Join one of the city's most special races, which is celebrating its 21st anniversary this year.

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 11:23

The 2020 Volta Ciclista a Catalunya gets going for its 100th anniversary.

Cycling. Without doubt it will be a special commemorative edition, as to reach 100 is a landmark only achieved by the Tour de France (105) and the Giro d’Italia (102) until now.

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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.