You must find your way into the Bunkers del Carmel to see Barcelona from the most scenic view. Believe us here and in the pictures below; this place is so amazing that you won’t even bother the hills you have to walk to get there.
During the Spanish Civil War, Bunkers del Carmel was first built as an anti-aircraft fortification in 1938. These bunkers were built on top of Turó de la Rovira so that they could survey and keep track of the entire city without any problem.
But these were not just bunkers. There were large cannons mounted on the concrete, and they were there to protect Barcelona from further bombing.
After the Spanish Civil War ended, the cannons were removed, and the bunkers were just left there, abandoned. But the Bunkers del Carmel view is so gorgeous that it couldn’t stay neglected for long. Eventually, among the people of Barcelona, there was this talk about some old bunkers overlooking the city with an amazing view.
Fast forward to the early 2000s, and with the Bunkers del Carmel’s popularity growing, the place received a well-deserved renovation as the city of Barcelona wanted to make this place a little more appealing to tourists.
Nowadays, these formerly abandoned bunkers above Barcelona receive a lot of visitors, as you can see in the pictures here. But it’s still a little bit secluded to be considered a hidden gem in a city with many tourists.
Getting there might be a little complicated, but we will explain how to get there. There are two options to get there by public transport. First, you can take bus number 24 from Passeig de Gràcia and get off at Career Muhlberg. Or you can take the V17 bus that will drop you at the entrance to Parc del Guinardo; there, you will have to walk for a little less than 10 minutes, and that is it.
Bunkers del Carmel
Carrer del Turó de la Rovira 61
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