Parc del Forum Barcelona – Open spaces for sport and sci fi

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"Parc del Forum" in Barcelona hosts festivals, has a conference centre and is great for swimming. Honestly, it reminds me of science fiction!

The Parc del Forum lies at the end of the newer, post-Olympics end of Diagonal. It’s used for hosting festivals like Primavera Sound and is home to a conference centre, the Museu Blau natural history museum and a monumental solar panel designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid. It was at one of the festivals that I first came across this area more commonly known as el Forum. Since then I have been discovering it in bits.

If you have children, it’s safe to let them run like crazy while you can keep an eye from afar. If you don’t have children, but still want to run like crazy, then it’s an ideal place to come for jogging, cycling, skating and similar active pursuits.

In the summer, the stretch along the sea, next to the sailing club, has a well-designed concrete beach ideal for those who want to sunbathe without getting sand between their toes. With a sea wall made of toy-like concrete blocks, the water has no waves and is good for swimming lengths.

What I like most about it is that it reminds me of sci-fi cult film La Jetéé; walking in the Forum takes me to another dimension.

About this spot

C/ De la Pau, 12

07:00 - 22:00 daily

free

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