Shelter 307

Shelter 307

On Tuesday 14 February Year 9 and 10 History students visited the Refugi 307 in Barcelona. Shelter 307 is one of the bomb shelters that were built during the Spanish Civil War to protect the population from the indiscriminate bombing to which Barcelona was subjected. The shelter has three entrances onto Nou de la Rambla street, and comprises nearly 400 metres of tunnels, with a height of 2.10 metres and a width of between 1.5 and 2 metres. It has a number of different facilities, including a toilet, a water fountain, an infirmary, a children’s room and a fireplace.  It is one of the finest examples of a bomb shelter built in Barcelona, and has now also become a veritable memorial to the people’s struggle to survive in the face of adversity. Students were taken on a guided tour and learnt how it was built and gained some insight into how people coped during the Civil War.

Shelter 307.png

No Comments

Comments are closed.