Council School air-raid shelter
Arzobispo Mayoral, 1
TOURISTIC AREA: Historical center
As you may imagine, in Valencia there was a great deal of interest in building shelters close to schools … or directly inside them.
This is the case of the Grupo Escolar del Ayuntamiento de València, a school which no longer exists. It had capacity for 700 people and built-in benches where the pupils could sit and wait for the danger to pass.
It was made up of five spaces covered with low concrete vaulting, which also had toilets and electricity.
Although some alterations were made in the 1950s, on the tour it is still possible to see what the shelter looked like in those days and imagine the schoolchildren spending time there until the danger was gone.
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