Podoli Swimming Pool Complex
The largest, most popular, and very traditional swimming pool complex in Prague is located in Podoli district on the right bank of the Vltava River, not far from Vysehrad (High Castle).
The main building of Podoli Swimming Pool Complex, which you can see on the picture, includes one indoor Olympic size swimming pool and diving towers (up to 10 metres), and of course a fitness, sauna, cafe, and all the usual swimming stadium facilities.
Outdoor Swimming Pools in Podoli
There is a large outdoor area behind the main building, with two more swimming pools (50 and 33 metres), more diving towers, and small pools for children. One of the outdoor swimming pools remains open all year round with heated water in the winter months. On sunny days in summer, the outdoor section of Podoli Swimming Pool Complex is usually very crowded.
How to Get to Podoli Swimming Pool
Podoli Swimming Pool Complex (the Czech name is Plavecky Stadion Podoli) is in Podolska Street, which is parallel to Podolske Nabrezi (Podoli Embankment), the bigger street with trams (Podolske Nabrezi is the street in front on the picture; there are no buildings near the swimming pool complex between the two streets).
Getting to Podoli by Tram
There are no metro stations in Podoli and the best way to get to the swimming pools by public transport from most locations is by tram to Kublov tram stop, which is about 3 minutes walk from the swimming pool complex. You can get on the tram at Palackeho Namesti (Karlovo Namesti metro station), I. P. Pavlova, Staromestska, and many other places in Prague city centre.