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In the Carmel Bunkers is a popular viewpoint located at the top of the Turó de la Rovira, about 262 meters above sea level.
During the 1930s, a huge anti-aircraft battery was placed on this hill, with the aim of confronting the Francoist aviation that was bombing the city. Later, at the end of the 1980s, houses were built in its surroundings on top of the shacks, leaving only the Turó de la Rovira intact.
As an anecdotal detail, though it is known as the Carmel Bunkers, there was never a bunker or anti-aircraft shelter, only the huge anti-aircraft battery.
After the Barcelona Olympics, this viewpoint gained a lot of popularity thanks to the huge number of tourists who came to the city and went to the Carmel Bunkers to get the best photos of Barcelona. In fact, this viewpoint is spectacular because it offers a 360-degree view, which allows one to see the entire impressive coastline, Gaudí's Sagrada Familia, the Glòries Tower, the Hotel Vera, the Besós Thermal Power Plant and many other places of great tourist interest.
To preserve and disseminate the great historical value of this viewpoint, the Barcelona History Museum opened an important exhibition on the history of the Carmel Bunkers, its importance during the Spanish Civil War and how it became one of the most popular viewpoints in the city of Barcelona.