And you don't even need to shell out five-star premium rates to take the plunge. It's a public swimming pool high up on Montju├»c hill overlooking Barcelona's stunning cityscape and entrance is only around USD$ 6. (In Spanish it's known as the Piscina Municipal de Montju├»c).
Imagine diving off the highest diving board looking down on the city with a breathtaking view of Gaudi's iconic Sagrada Familia out the corner of your eye. You'd feel like you're diving through the sky. No wonder it's a popular spot with professional divers.
The pool was originally built back in 1929 (when the view must have been decidedly different and probably even more scenic) and it gained international fame when it hosted the diving and water polo events in the 1992 summer Olympics. It's also scheduled to host the diving events at the 2013 World Aquatics Championships.
It's also clearly a great place to lounge around and escape the heat of the city during the height of summer. Unfortunately you'll probably have to share the space with a whole hoard of other locals who have the same idea. Still, it'd be worth a visit just once to enjoy the fabulous views.
I'm not sure I'd dare to try this though:┬á
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