The shelter in Plaça del Diamant

Visit the air raid shelter in Plaça del Diamant

Every Sunday, if you reserve a place, you can explore one of the most striking and best conserved vestiges of the civil war in the heart of Gràcia.

Barcelona suffered frequent bombing raids during the Spanish Civil War, a prelude to the widespread targeting of civilian populations with the aim of undermining morale in the population that was carried out during World War II. To resist the attacks of the fascist aircraft, which dropped their bombs on the city every night, Barcelona had to create a second underground city, and for months shelters were built in different neighborhoods. Many of these shelters are now inaccessible or have been buried, but others have been maintained in a good state of conservation. In Gràcia there were many air raid shelters and the best preserved example can be visited every Sunday in Plaça del Diamant.

The visits are an initiative by Taller de Història de Gràcia, which facilitates guided access to the shelter from 11 o’clock in the morning, with prior reservation, and also offers visits for groups.

Additional information is available at the following link.

Publication date: Wednesday, 08 November 2017
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