Not all public pools are noisy, ugly, and crowded. These are some of the most beautiful public pools in the worlds. They’re simply amazing.
Gellert Thermal Baths in Budapest, Hungary
Built in 1918, Gellert Bath is part of swimming pool history. They have ten pools at Gellert Bath, which are open every day. The geothermal pools are particularly delightful.
Kitsilano Pool in Vancouver, Canada
The only salt water swimming pool in Vancouver.
Krapfenwaldlbad in Vienna, Austria
Krapfenwaldlbad is the most popular pool in Vienna, thanks to this view.
North Sydney Olympic Pool in Sydney, Australia
This public pool has a view of the famous Sydney Harbour. Its distinctly art-deco style makes this one gorgeous swimming locale.
Piscine Josephine Baker in Paris, France
This floating swimming pool is open all year. It has a retractable roof. It allows you to go on the River Seine without—well—actually going into it.
Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh, Scotland
The pool was built for the 1970 Commonwealth Games. Since then, it has been refurbished, and it remains open as a public swimming spot.
Seljavallalaug Geothermal Pool in Seljavellir, Iceland
This has been around for almost a century. It was built in 1923. It’s surrounded by walls of natural rock, and its water comes from a hot spring.
Tinside Lido in Plymouth, England
The Tinside Lido is an art-deco pool built in 1935. It’s got an amazing view. You can swim among the fountains and look out over Plymouth Sound.
Water Cube Water Park in Beijing, China
This is the biggest water park in Asia. It was built for the 2008 Olympics. It’s open to everyone. This newly renovated complex has dozens of slides and rides.
Yrjonkatu Swimming Hall in Helsinki, Finland
This is the oldest swimming hall in Finland. It’s been open to the public since 1928. There are steam and sauna bath areas in the complex.
Traditionally, people here swim without a bathing suit. There are separate hours for men and women.