The Podolí Swimming Centre in Prague’s Podolí district is a large sports centre on the right bank of the Vltava River, which was built in a former limestone quarry and has been in operation since 1964. The complex consists of a 50-metre indoor swimming pool, a sauna and fitness centre. Visitors can also book a massage by phone. The outdoor section includes a 33-metre heated swimming pool and a 50-metre swimming pool. During summer months, visitors can relax on the grassy lawn outside and grab a snack at the refreshment stalls. The complex also includes a stand for 5,000 spectators, a water slide and a paddling pool. Both larger pools feature eight swimming lanes and the water temperature is above 26˚C all year round.
USEFUL INFORMATION FOR VISITORS
Address: Podolská 43/74, Prague 4
GPS coordinates: 50.0515017N, 14.4171981E
PUBLIC TRANSPORT CONNECTIONS
The closest public transport stops near the Podolí Swimming Pool Complex:
- Kublov tram stop
There is a paid car park with a limited number of parking spaces in front of the complex. Visitors can also use a bike storage that is free of charge with a valid ticket to the swimming centre (ask at the cash desk).
OPENING HOURS AND ADMISSION
For up-to-date information about the admission fees and opening hours of the Podolí Swimming Centre, visit the official website.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT PODOLÍ SWIMMING CENTRE
In 1980, the city of Prague made a bid to host the Olympic Games, so both the 50-metre swimming pools meet the Olympic standards.
PODOLÍ SWIMMING CENTRE AND ITS SURROUNDINGS
When visiting the Podolí Swimming Pool Complex, there are plenty of other interesting places nearby to visit, including the Pobřežní cesta skate route, the Žluté lázně (Yellow Spa Park), the Podolí Waterworks and the Prague Waterworks Museum, the Vyšehrad Castle, the Slavín Cemetery, the Botanical Garden of the Faculty of Science of Charles University, the Rašín Embankment, the Emmaus Monastery, the Faust House and many others.