I’ve wrote about The Bunker before – my favorite spot of Barcelona, where I’ve spent two of my nights during my stay in the city – enjoying the peace and the beauty of the city – gotta love me a good view. The Bunker isn’t a familiar spot in Barcelona. I knew that in advance, but I could definitely tell when I was there myself. Just for this reason I wanted to give this spot a bit more of attention on my blog, just to give this undiscovered piece of Spain, a bit more recognition.
It takes us about 30 minutes to get up to the place we’ve had in mind. ‘The Bunker’ promises us the best view over Barcelona. It is one of the highest spots you can find in the city and with it’s perfect location you’ll look out over the city and the ocean.
These 30 minutes of getting to The Bunker are terrible. Nope, no elevators or busses here. Within 30 minutes I face more then 30 stairs, climb up through steep paths and walk over even steeper roads. Luckily, The Bunker gets closer and closer and the view over Barcelona gets better. On my left and right I am getting passed my joggers – for who I, panting and sweating, gain more and more respect.
It is quiet on top of The Bunker. I see big walls and a big platform on which youngsters are enjoying the sun, a beer or two or a bag of chips. I see other people installing their cameras on a tripod – ready to catch sunsets over Barcelona. I also see a lot – a lot – of photoshoots and video campaigns that are in the making. As unfamiliar as this spot is for tourists is how familiar this spot is for companies. Apparently it is this spot that makes for a dozen of cool background shots we see on tv afterwards. Who knew!?
Mary and I arrive at The Bunker unprepared the first night. We climb the mountain in our shorts and don’t bring anything to eat or drink with us. We don’t make it until sunset – cold air and wind as well as sudden cravings for tapas made us go back to central Barcelona again. We leave a bit later for the Bunker on our second night, taking warm clothes and a picknick with us – a bag of grapes and Pringles, that is.
Slowly but surely the sun sets and the lower the sun stands on the horizon, the prettier Barcelona gets. The Bunker starts getting a bit more crowded, all joining in to see the sunset over Barcelona. I can’t get enough of my view over the city. Yes, this definitely is one of the best spots you can find in town.