Bunkers del Carmel
Off the metro line 4 and up the hill are the historic Bunkers del Carmel, a great place to check out a full view of Barcelona-without the tourist crowds. On the weekends there are still quite a lot of people but it is definitely off the beaten path!
Go there during the day for a picnic, during the evening to watch the sunset or at night for the views (with a few drinks in tow!)
How to get there: There are a couple of ways to get to the bunkers.
If you take the bus, take the N17 from the Jaume 1 metro station. It takes longer to get there, but the walk is shorter (total time is about 50 minutes from Jaume 1 metro station).
The other option is the metro (and the only option if you stay later than the buses run). Take the Line 4 metro (yellow line) to the stop Alfons X. From there, it is a bit of a walk up the hill (about 1.6 km!), so be prepared (total time about 45 minutes from Jaume 1 metro station).
Of course, you can drive there if you have a car!
Bring your camera/phone and your friends and enjoy the view!
by Lyndee Johnson