Hi everyone! Today I am here to share a very magical and famous photography spot in Barcelona, The Bunkers, the best views of the city.
Originally built by Catalonian Republicans during The Spanish Civil War, the bunkers sit upon the Turó de la Rovira hill in the Carmel neighborhood. It’s one of the most unique and scenic views in both Barcelona and the whole of Spain.
The walk up the steep hill will sure get you sweating, but the views atop the bunkers are exceptional and it is a must-do activity in the city that you can’t pass up.
Why are the best views up there ?
You’ll be able to see the Barcelona skyline and the most important sites in the city, such as The Sagrada Família, Torre Agbar, Mapfre Towers, W Hotel, as well as the Montjuic Mountain from the back, with the ‘anell olimpic’ site from the Olympic Games in 1992.
You can appreciate the way Barcelona streets are designed or built and spot the main streets of Barcelona from the top of the hill, as Diagonal or Eixample streets.
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 top location place for socialize among locals and tourists alike.
So if you are a lover of chill music and just want relax for a while, this is the perfect place to escape from the chaos of the city.
Tips for the walk
–If you have time, it is better that you go during the week. There will be less people and it will be easier to find a place to sit down to enjoy the best views of Barcelona.
– Watch the sunset from the top. The orange light is reflected in the sea and on iconic monuments such as the Sagrada Familia which looks stunning. Check what time it gets dark. Again, it is advisable to go in time to catch a good place to enjoy the show.
– Picnic and beer with views. After the long hike, you will really want to sit down, relax ,and have a drink. I recommend you take some snacks, a bottle of wine, or some beer. But at the least bring water!
-Do not forget a camera, and a tripod if you have one!
How to get to Bunkers, the best views.
Metro: L4 (Guinardó) + 30-45 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.
Check the map if you want to have a look!
You can’t miss this place. There are also other sites where you can see a very nice panoramic view or skyline, but from Barcelona Explorers, this is the best!