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Espai Bombers
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Time Out says

First off, you should rest easy knowing that 'bombers' is Catalan for 'firefighters'. This 'Firefighters Space' building was originally constructed for the 1929 International Exposition and was the first real fire station in Barcelona (until then the city had used other municipal buildings to house fire engines). Firefighters themselves helped design the structure, which was then used as a model for other stations throughout the city. When you enter, the first thing you’ll see is the Genoveva, a marvellously conserved and captivating fire truck from 1929. In the permanent exhibition hall, there are five spaces reserved for the display of items related to five different aspects of firefighting: the people, the equipment, the vehicles, the communicative instruments and the stations themselves.

Kids have a great time here, where every half hour something happens. The lights dim, flames appear and firefighters run to save the day. Kids and their grown-ups can participate as well in the activity 'Qui, què, com' ('Who, what, how') a type of obstacle course where you can learn about what firefighters do, where they work, and most important, how they react in emergency situations. It's fun for kids, and everyone learns something. For example, did you know that what firefighters spend the least time doing is putting out fires?

Written by
Erica Aspas


Lleida, 30
Poble Sec (M: L3)
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 10am-2pm; Sat 10am-2pm, 3pm-8pm; Sun, holidays 10am-3pm
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