Carmel Bunkers Viewpoint civil war anti-ariel bombardment guns
Updated: 16 Sep 2021
by: Barcelona Travel Hacks
Summary: Spectacular viewpoint and night hangout that has the ruins of an anti-aerial bombardment gun battery from the civil war.
Address: Carrer de Maria Labernia s/n, Barcelona. 8032
Summary of Prices:
|Train/Bus Fare||Entry Ticket||Additional Information|
|Adult||Zone 1 T-casual||FREE|
|Notes: Interior of bunker free entry Wed 10h-14h, Sat & Sun 10h-15h.|
About Carmel Bunkers:
The bunkers of Carmel are the remains of a concrete structure built during the civil war to serve as an anti-aerial bombardment gun emplacement. During the civil war the Italian air force was flying from a base in Mallorca to bombard the city. The Barcelona government place gun batteries on the hill in an attempt to try and shoot down the aircraft however the guns were not very accurate or effective against the dive bombers.
After the civil war the area became a squat town and the bunkers were transformed into squater housing. That is why some of the concrete slabs have been tiled over. The squatters were relocated before the 1992 Olympics.
There are 1 Nearby Attractions:
Visiting Carmel Bunkers:
There is a free history museum in the bunkers which has irregular opening hours. Note that the content of this free exhibition is in Catalan and Spanish only and contains a lot of historic photos of the bunkers and surrounding area.
Carmel Bunkers are a popular spot to watch the sun setting over the city.
Carmel Bunkers are on the top of Turo de Roviera, a small hill in the middle of the city. They are surrounded by parkland so getting there involves a bit of walking.
Getting To Carmel Bunkers:
It is in the middle of TMB METRO stops: Carmel, Blue (L5) Line, Lesseps, Geeen (l3) line and Alfons X, yellow (L4) Line.
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Author: Barcelona Travel Hacks