What is there
During the civil war, an anti-aircraft defense system was installed on this mountain, which is located within the city limits.
After World War II, the former offices, dormitories, and officers’ quarters were all taken over by civilians, and subsequently expanded. Many of these civilians came from Andalucía, which explains the look and feel of the little houses. They also honored the former stronghold, naming the village “Los Canones”.What a view! That’s everybody’s – and I mean everybody! – reaction after making their way all the way up to this tower – after catching their breath, of course. This may very well be the most beautiful view of Barcelona you can find.
The Turó de la Rovira is often used by locals for relaxation and picnics. It’s a pleasant place to sit and enjoy the view.
History buffs will appreciate the informative signs and the ruins. While they’re worth a look, there’s not exactly a lot to learn.
This is not a visit for first-time visitors to Barcelona or when on a short visit. However, if you’re a repeat customer, the Turó de la Rovira is a nice change of pace.