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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    Andrew Sanders (Andy) (4 months ago)
    If your in Almería town definately check out this very interesting historic tour. We had a great guide, some good stories and interesting facts. I would definately this 1.5 hour tour that covers about 1km of tunes.
    Laurens rottée (6 months ago)
    Interresting to visit. Sad it's only in Spanish... they try to speak slowly but we didn't understand much. Worth a visit when you're in Almeria! Price is OK
    Haris Ziras (9 months ago)
    Very limited accessibility. You need to book in advance and even if you go well before closing time it's still impossible to visit. That's not so practical for tourists
    David Lusty (14 months ago)
    Interesting to see but disappointing that after a video which has subtitles in English, and is informative and evocative, the tour is in machine-gun Spanish and even the signs which used to appear at various points through the tunnels with some information in English have now been changed and there's no English. The guide speaks at length, so there's evidently much to learn but only if you are fluent in Spanish.
    Christine Gore (18 months ago)
    Very interesting but not as fluent in Spanish as I should be to understand it all. Guide quite happy to answer questions in English though.
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