EMPORDA and surroundings


Albons Bellcaire d’Empordà Foixà Fontclara La Bisbal d’Empordà
Canapost Casavells Corçà Clots de Sant Julià Canet Cruïlles Marenyà Matajudaïca Monells Palau-Sator Parlavà Pals Peratallada La Pera Púbol Rupià Sant Iscle d’Empordà Sant Julià de Boada Sant Sadurní de l’Heura La Tallada d’Empordà Tor Ullastret Ultramort Verges Vulpellac

Agullana Castell Sant Ferran fortress Dali's Museum Figueres Maçanet de Cabrenys Lladó Llers L'Escala Les Escaules Peralada Pont de Molins Riumors Sant Miquel de Fluvià Sant Tomàs de Fluvià La Vajol Vilabertran Viladamat Vilanova de la Muga Ventalló

Besalú Porqueres Banyoles Cervià de Ter Le Boulou Maureilles Céret Saint-Genis-des-Fontaines


Abandoned bunkers in the Empordà

In the series of bunkers built to defence the frontier with France after the Second World War, there are some batteries built south, about 50 kilometres far from the Pyrenees Line, with excellent views of the coast line.
One of those it is placed in the municipality of Torroella de Montgrí.
As most of them it is completely abandoned.
It was probably built by Republican prisoners of war between 1944 and 1948.
It consist in 4 bunkers, all connected with galleries with the main controlling bunker in the higher part.

Each bunker had a storage room where the howitzers were kept. In the central chamber the ammunition was taking to the top level by two lifts. Each will weight 45 kilos. The guns used for the shooting were Wickers of 152,4 millimetres.

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