EUROPE’S largest and the world’s second-biggest overhanging swimming pool has opened in Murcia at a height of 30 metres (98′ 5”) above ground.
Designed by Manuel Clavel, the artist himself was the first to take a plunge when it officially opened just before the weekend in order to prove it was safe – but it is still not necessarily recommended for those with no head for heights.
At 42 metres in length – half of which is suspended in mid-air, jutting out from the front of the building – the only larger one of its type on earth is the Marina Bay Sands infinity pool in Singapore, on the roof of the hotel in question.
The one in Murcia is at the Odiseo leisure centre, a casino with a restaurant and bar on the city’s main Avenida Juan de Borbón, and which is run by the Orenes Group.
Although it looks much taller, the Odiseo building is five storeys high, not including the two lower-ground floors used as a car park.
Its iconic swimming pool has cost €30 million to design and build and is expected to attract at least 300,000 visitors in the first year alone.
This said it has not been confirmed how much will be charged for entry.
But it will certainly be one of the safest and most fun ways to take a rooftop selfie.