This is the very best spot in the city to get the very best eyeful of the city.
During the past five years or so the place was “discovered”, not by intrepid tourists (who always get the blame), or local historians (who try to pin the blame on someone), but by music video makers (whom we could blame), TV ad producers (who blame everyone for not buying enough of their crap) and local teens (who get blamed for everything). Consequently there are now too few moments during the day or night when you can genuinely feel alone with the extraordinary view and your thoughts.
Nevertheless it’s still an excellent spot to gaze and gawp at our City of Marvels, especially as the sun sinks and the streets and sights below begin to twinkle.
The place has a curious history, which you can now read about on several interpretation boards distributed across the site. Suffice to say it was an anti-aircraft battery during the Civil War and colonised by several families in the 1940s who were encouraged to move out in 1990. Yes, this place was a village called Los Cañones, with a population of 600 inhabitants for many years.
The History Museum is currently building an education and interpretation centre on the site.
Perfect spot for a panoramic holiday photo.
If you don’t make the effort you’ve only got yourself to blame.
Bunkers del Carmel | Art & culture, Relaxing | Free
Carrer del Turó de la Rovira 61
24 hours daily