The Albacete Air Raid Shelter reopened its doors in August 2021 after being closed for ten years. Specifically, this space has been used for exhibitions and guided tours for groups.
Approximately 1,850 visits to this space in Albacete in the third quarter of 2022
According to the corresponding report for the third quarter of 2022, a total of 1,848 people visited the Altozano air raid shelter. Specifically, during the months of July, August and September 2022, more than 280 pensioners, 991 adults between the ages of 30 and 65, 252 young people and 320 children passed through this space in Albacete.
In this way, we can observe that 54% of the shelter visits were adults in the age group from 30 to 65 years, 17% were children, 15% were retirees, and youth accounted for 14%. Specifically, the month in which the Altozano Air Raid Shelter received the most visitors was August, with a total of 771 people, followed by September with 643, with a total of 434 people in July.
Origin of visitors
Visits to this place were led by tourists from other parts of Castilla-La Mancha. Specifically, a total of 895 people from Castilian-La Mancha visited the Altozano Air Raid Shelter. Regarding the origin of the visitors to this space in Albacete, it has been detailed that it received visitors from Andalusia (151), from the Valencian Community (142), Madrid (126), and Catalonia (119).
In addition, a smaller number of citizens from Ceuta, the Basque Country, Galicia, Murcia, Navarra, the Balearic Islands and Aragon came to see this sanctuary. In this way, it is extracted from the Altozano Air Raid Shelter Report corresponding to the third quarter of 2022 that a total of 1,787 tourists from outside Albacete province visited this space.
In relation to tourists from other countries, a visit to this central space of more than 60 people stands out. Most of these foreign visitors came from places such as Brussels (11), the United States (10), France (7), and Argentina (5). But in addition, the air raid shelter received visitors from Germany, Bulgaria, Colombia, Denmark, the Philippines, the Netherlands, India, Mexico, Poland, Puerto Rico and Ukraine.
Over 10,000 visitors to the Albacete Air Raid Shelter
The air raid shelter continues to be a much-needed tourist resource within the city, both by tourists and by the citizens of Albacete themselves. Thus, they considered it still necessary to advertise this new tourist and cultural space and promote its visit as a historical tourism resource and the exhibitions held in this space.
From its reopening in August 2021 to August 2022, a total of 10,027 people have passed through the Altozano Air Raid Shelter. Thus, October 2021 was the month with the highest number of visitors, exceeding 1,160.
Albacete exhibition and visits to the Altozano air raid shelter
Albacete 2022 deserves a special chapter in terms of visits to the air raid shelter. The nickname “Reunion Fair” which means the resumption of normalcy in these festivities in Albacete since Albacete’s arrival, has led to more than 305 visits to the air raid shelter.
The total number of people who visited the air raid shelter during the exhibition days was 307 people, most of whom were adults between the ages of 30 and 65 (169 people). In addition, a total of 298 visitors came from other parts of the national geography, while 9 people came from outside our borders.
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