A lot of spots are found in places you might never go. Tucked away in Barcelona neighbourhoods, backstreets and the little parks that litter the city there are tons of places waiting to be discovered. The hard part is finding them. This list will hopefully make that a bit easier and in the process mean more time to skate. Just click on the photo to find it on the Skate Spot Map.
#1 – Zona Franca Handrail
#2 – La Parella
#3 – Torras i Bages R2B
#4 – Molin de Rei
If only every park was made like this one. If you like skating banks in all varieties this is the place to check out. The whole area around PCNB has banks and drops into banks and gaps into banks. If you want to find exactly where these are go to the Barcelona Skate Spot Map.
One of the more unique spots which provides a great photo op is the wooden triangle gaps. There are a bunch of wooden triangles in a lagoon that you can gap over. It’s a challenge but hey it can’t all be easy. There’s also a cool bank (big surprise).
There are lots of other things to skate in the area so just cruise around and explore. You might even run into this ledge sticking out of the building with a gap into the bank.
Lot’s of these trip videos on You Tube. Enjoyed this one. Has a great soundtrack, fun skating and a good crew. This gives a real good sense of what it’s like to take a skate trip in Barcelona. Good work!
Thanks to everyone who gave feedback on the pictures of these spots. If you want to check them out click on the pictures and it will bring you to the spot on the Skate Spot Map.
Somewhat out of the way, this little piece of paradise is found at the end of the L9 line at the Can Zam station. Named the beer banks because it is near a beer factory it’s hard to imagine why this place even exists. What is it for other than skateboarding? In the end it doesn’t really matter once you are there enjoying it.
The ground is smooth and the banks are waxed and ready for whatever you can throw at them. I have seen a lot of these banks imitated in North American skateparks which is no surprise. It seems like they were made for skateboarding.
Metro Line L2 will take you to famous and not so famous spots. You used to be able to start at the famous Para-lel spot but it’s been torn down. Below is a picture of what used to be there.
However they are building a skatepark there instead so you might want to see how far they’ve gotten when you’re in Barcelona. Once you’ve check out the progress go out exploring a bit more by jumping on the Purple L2 and jump off at Universitat. Again check out the Universitat blog post
for details but as always these three granite ledges are amazing. Personally it’s my favourite spot.
Next stop is Monumental. You won’t find a monument but instead a well waxed U-Ledge. As always you can find exact directions to these places on the Barcelona Skate Map.
The next station of St. Marti has two spots that are definitely worth checking out. The first is almost beside the station. In the middle of a tree lined boulevard you will find a metal bump. It looks like a wave in the sidewalk and it is so much fun to do launches off.
Metal Bump Benihana
Three blocks away is one of the best handrails in Barcelona. It’s in a park so you won’t get kicked out, the run up is good and the landing as well. Excellent spot to film a few handrail tricks.
St. Marti Handrail
As you continue on you are probably getting a bit sweaty. Hey that’s what happens when you are skating hard in the best place on earth. It’s probably time to head down to the beach, check out the view and take a swim. So why not get off at Sant Roc. There also happens to be a fairly well known spot with benches that you can launch off over a garbage can. Great for pictures and you will no doubt find some other spots on the way to this beautiful Barcelona boardwalk.
Before you head home for the day its worth checking out Pep Ventura and the Blue Bench. Several blocks from this stop you will find a strange building that is shaped like a ball with red triangles all over it. Fortunately the bricks banks holding up this building are also shaped like triangles which means they’re brick hips. Across the street there’s a nice height bench to finish things off with.
Brick Bank Triangles