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MUHBA - Turó de la Rovira

Standing 262 metres above sea level, the Turó de la Rovira is a natural viewing point that boasts 360º views of the city. It was also a strategic site for the defence of Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War.

The new Turó de la Rovira heritage space was officially opened following a restoration and heritage project in a city space that had until then been relatively degraded, isolated and unknown. It contained the remains of an anti-aircraft battery that helped to defend Barcelona from air attacks during the Civil War, as well as traces of the shantytown Canons district, which survived until 1990.

From spring 2015, as a result of a project carried out by the Museu d'Història de la Ciutat (Barcelona's museum of history), the MUHBA Turó de la Rovira features new exhibition spaces giving a bird's-eye view of Barcelona's history, the city during the Spanish Civil war, the post-war period, the anti-aircraft battery on the Turó de la Rovira and the Canons district, as well as the role of the shanty settlements in the city. The space dedicated to the battery command, the Espai de Comandament de la Bateria, shows the relationship between modern technology and aerial warfare in big cities.

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