Less known than the Mont-Juïc, the Barceloneta or the Hotel W, the Bunkers del Carmel or also called El Turó de la Rovira, are disused bunkers on the heights of the city. They offer a spectacular and unique view of the entire city!
During the 1930s, Barcelona was bombed by General Franco’s planes against the Republican population. With more than 200 bombings during 2 years, the republican military decided to build bunkers and place anti-aircraft devices on the heights of Barcelona. These bunkers had an advanced command post and were also used to shelter soldiers.
Since the end of the civil war, these bunkers have been disused and emptied of all military equipment. Nowadays it is a site open to all. The interior can be visited but the exterior of the bunker is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. These bunkers have become a real gathering place for young people. Many gather here to enjoy the scenery at sunset. This place that used to be military has become a place where people come for a picnic, to relax with music in the open air and see the whole city of Barcelona.