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Mirador Turó de la Rovira and the Bunkers of Carmel

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Mirador Turó de la Rovira and the Bunkers of Carmel Barcelona  Spain
Mirador Turó de la Rovira and the Bunkers of Carmel
This mirador, or viewpoint, is worth the climb for its unparalleled 360-degree views of the entire city, the Mediterranean Sea, and the rolling green hills of Collserola. Located some 900 feet above sea level, the hilltop was considered a strategic spot for defending Barcelona from bombings during the Spanish Civil War; anti-aircraft batteries and gunner bunkers were built here for this purpose. After the war, there was a desperate lack of housing, and the abandoned military structures were incorporated into a shantytown. Remarkably, people lived here until 1990, when the city took it over and turned it into a heritage site, complete with illuminating photographs and signage detailing the history of this unique place.
Carrer de Marià Labèrnia, s/n, 08032 Barcelona, Spain
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