With the arrival of good weather, more and more people enjoy the walks and parks of the city to exercise outdoors. Although playing sports, whatever it is and practicing where practiced, carries countless benefits for our body, the truth is that outdoor exercise is positioned as the best option if we want to multiply those advantages.
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A park, the mountain, the beach, the promenade or a greenway … These places offer the perfect environment for exercises adapted to all kinds of people, from the most active and athletic to the most lazy. No matter what the reason, Barcelona offers a lot of incredible places to train in nature. Ready, Set, Go!
Walking around Montjuic
If you feel like doing some exercise in a privileged environment and a few minutes from the city, this is where you have to go. You can climb the hill and pass in front of the MNAC, the CaixaForum, Poble Espanyol, the Miró Foundation and the numerous gardens before reaching the Montjuïc castle. In addition to exercising you can enjoy stunning views.
Running on the Promenade
We can’t forget the lovers of running. If this is your favorite hobby, we recommend you go to the promenade, between the Olympic Village and the Forum. This is one of the most practical places for runners, whatever their level, with a wide and pleasant environment facing the sea.
Yoga and pilates at the Parc de la Ciutadella
Being connected to the earth gives us more stability and strength, according to the Zen philosophy. So, what better way to practice yoga and oriental gymnastics with the soles of the feet touching the grass of the Parc de la Ciutadella. It is common to see people meditating and practicing yoga in this area.
Paddle surfing in Barceloneta beach
Paddle surfing is like taking a walk on the surface of the water. You do not have to be an expert to start enjoying and practicing this sport. The beach of Barceloneta and Vila Olímpica are two ideal places to practice this and other water sports. Here you can rent boards and wetsuits and even attend classes if you are a beginner.
Skate in the MACBA Square
Did you know that Barcelona is considered the European capital of skateboarding? It is quite easy to realize because there are many skate parks scattered throughout the city. Many skaters like to be especially in front of the MACBA, where a quiet environment reigns. Others prefer the real skate parks, with slopes, ramps, stairs, pools, bars …
As you see, it is not necessary to hide in a gym to practice any sport in Barcelona. At each point of the city you have a special place to do outdoors the one you like the most. Ready to get fit and enjoy the outdoors?