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Museo Refugio de la Guerra Civil

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Address: Plaza Manuel Perez Garcia S/N | Plaza de Manuel Perez Garcia, S/N, 04001 , Almería, Provincia de Almería, Andalucía, 04001 Almeria, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 950 26 86 96
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Tue - Sun 10:30 - 13:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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The visit is strange in that there is very little to see but the long, long tunnels under the city are intensely moving in the fact that it was built purely to safeguard ordinary... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The visit is strange in that there is very little to see but the long, long tunnels under the city are intensely moving in the fact that it was built purely to safeguard ordinary people from the horrors of bombardment and it only took 16 months to complete. It is a triumph of ordinary people. The visit is all in... More 

Thank Prespal2003
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

The tour starts with a short film interviewing people who were children during the civil war. Then our guide led us through the tunnels, explaining at various points about the history. The tour was entirely in a Spanish.

Thank Marianne004
Boston, Massachusetts
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85 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We were hoping to tour this interesting museum but it is closed until mid-February. The Almeria tourism office is very weak and unaware that this museum was closed.

Thank Maura S
Almeria, Spain
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

It was very cool and interesting, though I went for free on the white night [la noche blanca - june of 2015] and it was too crowdy, so the tour was very quick. we didn't have enough time. the surgery room was very nice and interesting. I liked the whole thing. I think it is one of the top 3... More 

Thank Georgia S
Western Ireland, Ireland
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Underground tunnels used as air raid shelters during the war. Well preserved. Film at being or your is in Spanish with English subtitles. The rest of the guided tour is only in Spanish.

Thank Paula81
Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Very interesting. A maze of tunnels dug by hand with a hospital room and surgery. Introduced by a documentary with witnesses still living.

Thank nicoleintheair
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

An interesting visit if you master the Spanish language to a competent to very good level as the guided visits are solely in Spanish.

1 Thank RAKdec
Seville, Spain
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284 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We noticed the attraction was close to our hotel and managed to book a place on the Saturday 6pm tour. Lasting just under 1.5 hours, it provides and interesting and unusual perspective on the city's 20th century history. Involves gentle walking in underground tunnels - probably not good for the claustrophobic, also excellent value at 3 euro!

1 Thank mabinho
United Kingdom
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206 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Or unless you want to waste an hour of your life! I was excited that I managed to eventually book tickets on the website but was very disappointed by the visit. We were asked which countries we were from and owned up to being English. We thought that we might get the odd snippet of information here or there, but... More 

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Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

If you're into war history this is for you. If you're not its still really interesting. You are best to book ahead. I just turned up and was able to get in the same day, but sounds like that's uncommon. The tour starts with a video for ten minutes. Interesting & has English sub titles. Then you go into the... More 

Thank Midnightandim

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