Discover Odiseo, the spectacular leisure centre in Murcia that is home to the largest cantilevered pool in Europe


Murcia can proudly claim to have the largest cantilevered swimming pool in Europe (and second largest in the world). The 44-metre-long structure, with 22 cantilevers at 27 metres above the ground, is the jewel of Odiseo, the ultra-modern building designed by architect Manuel Clavel, which was inaugurated just before the arrival of Covid-19 with the ambition of becoming the most outstanding leisure centre in Spain. The 15,500 m2 building houses a casino, a show room, a nightclub, a sports bar and a wide gastronomic offer led by the Alicante chef Nazario Cano, including three restaurants, a bar and three rooftop terraces.

Would you dare to swim in this pool? Don’t try to be brave and answer quickly with a yes; don’t let yourself be carried away by the impressive photographs that illustrate this report; don’t rush it, because it’s a tricky thing to do. Diving in is certainly not a good idea for anyone with a history of vertigo or an impressionable mind…