The Carmel Bunkers
The bunkers of Carmel is a viewpoint from which you can see the whole city of Barcelona (360º city view). It is located at the top of Turó de la Rovira in the Carmel neighborhood with a height of 262 meters.
During the Spanish Civil War there was an antiaircraft warfare. And later one of the last shanty towns was established. Despite being popularly known as Bunkers, there has never been any bunker at the top of the Turó de la Rovira, only an antiaircraft warfare and its facilities.
During the years prior to the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, flats were granted to the inhabitants of the barracks (the "green flats" in Can Baró). And all the shanties were overthrown, leaving the Turó de la Rovira abandoned.
The habitants of the nearby neighborhoods enjoyed the little-known views of the whole city of Barcelona. But year after year the bunkers became well known and nowadays it is one of the best Barcelona viewpoints.
Future of the Carmel Bunkers?
The neighborhood associations have made a lot of protests due to the current tourists "invasion". The Barcelona city council is promoting this space with the aim of desaturating traditional tourist points (for example, the nearby Park Güell).
This is causing a change in the environment and a very significant increase in the number of people who visit the Carmel bunkers every day.