Air Raid Shelters

Almería, Spain

The Spanish city of Almería suffered up to 52 bombings from air and sea, with a total of 754 bombs dropped during the Spanish Civil War. This led to the decision to create a system of underground shelters for the protection of approximately 40,000 civilians. These shelters measure more than 4.5 km long, and they are equipped with a surgery room and a food storage room. They were designed by the local architect Guillermo Langle Rubio, being today the most important and better preserved shelters in all Europe. These refuges have stood the most important attack in all Almería's history, the Bombardment of Almería, by the nazis in 1937.

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    Jay Lamb (2 years ago)
    Quite the unique experience. Yes, the tour is in Spanish (there are some English information boards and subtitles) but that’s fine... it’s still something you’ll not experience anywhere else! A trip 90m below the city... through remarkable tunnels that still have the ambience of safety and fear combined. And don’t expect to end up where you started! €3 currently, pre-booked tours. Worth every cent!!
    Juha Kukka (2 years ago)
    Definitely worth visiting if you're in Almeria. Takes an hour to go through. They have several daily visits, tickets should be pre-booked.
    Brian Couper (2 years ago)
    Very interesting glad I saw it.
    Lydia James (2 years ago)
    Great - just a shame it's only in Spanish, could have done with an audio in English as I'm sure we missed a lot of information
    Luis Garcia (2 years ago)
    Very interesting place to visit. Unfortunately tour only available in Spanish
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