Chess has a following in Barcelona and is becoming even more popular as the city hosts international visitors and residents. Do you know the best chess clubs in Barcelona?
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Club d’Escacs Barcelona
The Barcelona Chess Club was constituted in 1921 and is thus the oldest chess club in Barcelona and Spain.
The club organizes chess courses for kids and adults as well as tournaments.
Catalunya Escacs Club
Catalunya Escacs Club, literally Catalunya Chess Club, is located in Sants and offers courses and summer activities.
Escola d’Escacs De Barcelona
The Escola d’Escacs de Barcelona, literally the Barcelona Chess School, organizes chess courses Monday through Thursday, from October till May.
Peona I Peo Club
The Peona I Peo chess club is headquartered in the Guinardo neighborhood, not far from the L4 subway stop.
Federacio Catalana d’Escacs
The local Catalan Chess Federation will guide you through the process of becoming a federated player.
This federation aggregates all the chess clubs in Barcelona and Catalunya and is thus a good starting point.
The Catalan federation depends from the Federacion Espanola De Ajedrez (The Spanish Chess Federation), which coordinates the autonomic federations in Spain.