The Easiest Way To Reach The Bunkers Barcelona

The Bunkers Del Carmel is probably the best urban viewpoint in Barcelona. Do you know what is the easiest way to get to the Bunkers Barcelona?

Visiting The Bunkers Barcelona

Visiting the Bunkers del Carmel using public transportation is very easy.

It takes about an hour from anywhere in the city center.

The nearest bus station is 8 min away (Gran Vista – Pl Mitja Lluna)

The nearest subway is about 30 min away (Guinardo (L4, Yellow)

Visiting The Bunkers In Short:
By Subway: Guinardo (L4, yellow) + 30 min walk uphill,
By Bus V17 to last stop (Pl Mitja Lluna) + 8 min walk

Keep reading to see the detailed routes and map links.

Where Are The Bunkers Del Carmel?

The Bunkers are located on top of the “Turo de la Rovira”, about 45 minutes away from the old town by public transport (bus or subway).

You’ll have to walk a bit either way – but less so if you take the bus.

Easiest way to reach bunkers barcelona

How To Go To The Bunkers Del Carmel By Bus?

With the V17 from Barceloneta/Jaume I / Urquinaona / Gracia (Fontana) + 8 min walk

It is quite easy – just take bus line V17 from the center or Gracia to the last stop and then walk (8min) towards the top of the hill.

Take bus line V17 all the way until last stop (Gran Vista – Pl de la Mitja Lluna).

V17 approximate route

It starts all the way in the Maremagnum, near Barceloneta subway stop, then takes the Via Laietana (just near Jaume I subway), then Near Pl Urquinaona, then goes up on Roger de Lluria Street, then Gran de Gracia (passing by Fontana L3 subway stop). From there Av Republica Argentina near subway Vallcarca L3 subway stop. Then Mare de Deu del Coll, near L5. and then Carrer Santuari, and finally Carrer Granvista to the Pl Mitja Lluna (final stop).

Walk From The Last Bus Stop V17 To The Top

Next to the car parking opposite the bus stop there is a road that goes up sneakingly behind the mountain. Just follow the asphalted road that turns to the right.

Less than 200m away, you should be able to see the sea from a really nice small intermediate viewpoint.

Continue further, and in another 150 meter you’ll pass an odd asphalt roundabout. By now you should be able to devise your goal: the Bunkers Barcelona stand in front of you. It looks like an odd telecommunications antenna.

To the Bunkers By Bus:
1 – Take the V17 to last stop (Pl Mitja Lluna)
2 – Follow the paved path uphill (8 min).
3 – Enjoy!

You can find more info about line V17 here. Also, note that Bus 119 gets you even closer, but does not run from the center. Bus 24 also not bad but you’ll have to walk longer.

How To Go To The Bunkers Del Carmel By Subway?

From Guinardo stop (L4, yellow) and 30 min walk

Guinardo subway stop (L4, yellow)is the best choice.

It is also possible to start from Alfons X (L4, yellow), but a bit easier to get lost.

In any case, the walk/hike is gorgeous during fresh days, and takes approximately 30 min from each of these subway stops.

Again, my recommendation is to access it from Guinardo (L4, yellow) subway stop.

From there part of the distance is served by an escalator and elevator, increasing accessibility.

Route To the Bunkers From Guinardo (L4) subway stop.

Exit the subway and orient towards the hill walking up Telegraf street. Follow Telegraf street up all the way to the top.

Half way through Telegraf street (aprox 500m), you’ll find the escalators and two elevators that will help you get to the top of the street easily.
Once you reach the top of Telegraf Street (after the second elevator), you’ll find a small parking area that turns into a green area on its higher end.

You’ll have to follow a dirt path up, and then take it to the left, cutting some time.

And then just follow up instinctively.

Remember that the Bunkers are on top of the hill. And all trails lead to Rome 🙂

At some point you’ll find some metallic stairs on your right side – take them and you are almost there.

To the Bunkers By Subway:
1 – Go to Guinardo (L4, yellow)
2 – Walk Telegraf Street uphill, all the way to the top (30 min).
3 – Enjoy!


When To Visit The Bunkers Del Carmel?

The best time to go is by sunrise, or at sunset.

When the weather is nice, they are also great for a morning/afternoon picnic or chill.

Note that the viewpoint is exposed to the wind, particularly during the winter.

In fact it can get very windy and cold after sunset. Thus, make sure you are protected from – and bring sunblock and enough water if it is sunny.

Is There Car Parking Near The Bunkers Del Carmel?

If you come by car, there is indeed a free parking area near the Pl. Mitja Lluna – and also on the nearby streets.

While it is possible to come by car, it’s really nicer to walk from the subway, and reduces the pollution level near the park.

Final Tips

The Bunkers are one of the best viewpoints in Barcelona. You should not miss it if you are in Barcelona for a few days.

Visiting The Bunkers In Short:
By Subway: Guinardo (L4, yellow) + 30 min walk uphill,
By Bus V17 to last stop (Pl Mitja Lluna) + 8 min walk

The easiest way is taking the V17 bus. Otherwise take the subway to Guinardo (L4, yellow) and head uphill.

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