Originally built by Catalonian Republicans during Spanish Civil War, the bunkers sit upon the Turó de la Rovira hill. It’s one of the most unique and scenic views in both Barcelona and the whole of Spain.

Getting to the bunkers poses a it of a challenge though. The walk up the steep hill will sure get you sweating, but the views atop the bunkers are exceptional.

Bunkers del Carmel

What will you see at the Bunkers?

You’ll be able to see the Sagrada Família, the Torre Agbar, the Mapfre Towers, the W Hotel as well as the Montjuic Mountain, the Mediterranean Sea and many other sites. You can appreciate the way Barcelona streets are designed or built and spot the main streets of Barcelona from the top of the hill.

The bunkers are more than just a pretty sight however. The abundance of space and the lack of commercial business atop the hill has made the bunkers a favorite place to socialize among locals and tourists alike. While the view is breathtaking during all hours of the day, the best time is to go at around 8 or 9 PM to catch the sunset.

Barcelona’s Controversial

On the lengthy way up you’ll be sure to see graffiti that says “tourists go home,” but don’t let that discourage you. Once you reach the top you’ll find people from all around the globe relaxing, having a drink, and taking in the best view of the sunset the city has to offer.

How to get there

Metro: L4 (Guinardó) + 30 minute walk uphill

Bus: V17 (Gran Vista – Mitja Lluna) + 8 minutes walk uphill

Tip: Wear comfortable trainers/shoes, light clothing in summer and a jacket in all other seasons as it can get chilly at night.