Turó de la Rovira, 262 m above sea level, was key in the defense of Barcelona during the Civil War.
The Museu d’Història de Barcelona (MUHBA) organizes two guided tours, on February 26 and April 30, 2017, under the title La Barcelona de la Guerra y Postwar. Perspectives from Turó de la Rovira, through which the participants will be able to know this patrimonial space with privileged views of the city – is located to 262 meters on the level of the sea and that was a strategic location in the course of the Civil war.
MUHBA recovered Turó de la Rovira in 2011, until then quite degraded and unknown, and where elements of an antiaircraft battery, as well as the traces of the shantytown nucleus of the neighborhood of the Cañones, where in the decade 1990 still lived people. Although the Turó is an area of free access – except for some areas with museography, which have a specific opening time -, making the visit with a guide always allows you to know more about the history of the place – even have been found remains of an Iberian settlement – and also its strategic relevance in the war. Enjoy the views of 306º of the city is another of the strong points to arrive at the Turó de la Rovira, where recovered not only the Command Post of the Battery, but also the Pavilion of Officers and the Pavilion of the Troop.
If you do not agree the dates with your stay in Barcelona, remember that you can visit the viewpoint of the Bunkers of Carmel, every day of the year, free of charge. Definitely one of the best experiences in Barcelona.
Visit a strategic vantage point and know the Carmel Bunkers!