If you want to see Barcelona from the most scenic view ever, you have to find your way into the Bunkers del Carmel. Believe us here and the pictures below, this place is so amazing that you won’t even bother the hills you have to walk to get there.
Bunkers del Carmel were first built as an anti-aircraft fortification all the way back in 1938, during the Spanish Civil War. These bunkers were built on top of Turó de la Rovira in a way 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 further protect Barcelona from bombing.
After the end of the Spanish Civil War, the cannons were removed and the bunkers were just left there, abandoned. But the view from the Bunkers del Carmel 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 that had an amazing view of the city.
Fast forward to the early 2000s and, with the Bunkers del Carmel 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 formers abandoned bunkers above Barcelona receives a lot of visitors as you can see on the pictures here. But it’s still a little bit secluded to be considered a hidden gem in a city that has a lot of tourists.
Getting there might be a little complicated but we are going to explain to you 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, from there you will have to walk a little less than 10 minutes and that is it.