Orihuela’s last bomb shelter

THE bomb shelter on Calle Triana in Orihuela has reopened its doors to the public until this Sunday (24th July).

It was commissioned in 1938 and is possibly one of the last shelters built in the city. It consists of a winding route tunnel dug into the rock between two and 2.5m in height and between 1.50 and 3.60m wide.

During the Second World War it was used as a grocery store and at the end of the war as a municipal warehouse until the 1990’s when it was closed to build a small niche for a tiled mural of the Virgin at its entrance.

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