With the sunny days, the desire to play sports in the open air becomes more widespread. So why stop exercising while you are in Barcelona? In this article, we’ll suggest some places where you can practice your favourite sports -running, yoga, Qi qong...- in the Catalan capital. First of all, to enjoy energizing moments in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, visit our website to book your Renfe-SNCF in Cooperation train tickets now!
Running or walking in Barcelona
In the park of the Citadel, you can practice all kinds of sports
A great classic: The Parc de la Ciutadella. Considered as the city's green lung, this park, easily accessible from the center of Barcelona, offers more than 2 kilometers of paths to run and recharge your batteries from the Arc de Triomphe. Another possibility in the center is to run on the Passeig Marítim and walk along the coast. The terrain is flat, and you will enjoy the sea air. For a sportier route, for those who like to go up and down stairs, we recommend the park of Montjuïc Mountain. Its routes are as interesting for the legs as for the eyes because it offers magnificent views of the city from which it is a little far away, and that is part of its charm.
Practicing yoga in Barcelona
It is easy to find groups to practice yoga in Barcelona, for example, you just need to walk around the Parc de la Ciutadella to find groups that practice this sport and that will be delighted to welcome you among them. Most of them have a teacher to guide them.
Another option for practicing yoga in a group is to visit the website MeetUp where you will find multiple alternatives. You can also participate in events such as the Yoga Challenge, take classes for €5 or practice in the open air with other yogis completely free of charge.
Practicing Qi Gong and Tai Chi in Barcelona
At the Parc del Turó de la Peira, on the Plaça de les Basses de la Peira, on Fridays from 10 am to 11 am, at the Nou Barris, you’ll find a workshop led by Helena Aguilar that will allow you to discover and practice Qi gong and Tai Chi in a very pleasant context. The classes last about an hour, after a few minutes of preparation and warm-up. Similarly, on Tuesdays from 10 am to 11 am, you’ll be able to practice these sports at the Parc del Mirador del Poble-Sec as well as at the Human Rights Garden and at the gardens of La Maternitat. If you have missed the time, from 12 noon to 1 pm, another workshop is offered in the Vil·la Amèlia Gardens, at the Plaça de les Dones del 36, as well as at the Rosa Luxemburg Gardens.
Get back in shape!
The offer of outdoor sports is varied, for those who prefer the mountain or the beach
Do you want to get into sports or continue your physical activities in a different way? Take advantage of your stay in Barcelona to do some fitness! To be informed of all the latest offers and fitness proposals, visit the website and let yourself be tempted. Many activities are free! So, you have no reason not to move!
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