The Turó de la Rovira, from where you can enjoy 360-degree views of Barcelona, is a lookout point that has echoed what the city below has gone through. The impulse of a modern and contemporary Barcelona was to transform the landscape of this hill that was an ancient and abandoned Iberian settlement and had become a breeding ground for carob trees, almond trees and vines. Later it turned into a space populated with summer homes and little houses with gardens with some areas that exploited building materials (such as the Can Baró quarry), and subsequently was home to city services such as the Aguas de Barcelona water tank and the current telecommunication antennae.
The idea of the museum was to value these grounds that form part of the local history and heritage, on one hand via the in situ installation of five information panels that facilitate a self-guided tour, the publication of two urban history guides on defense and the battery ('Defensa/BCN, 1936-1939' and 'Barraques/BCN'), and scheduling guided tours. On the other hand, the museum promotes a methodological reflection that has allowed for heritage intervention based on archaeological criteria adapted especially for the maintenance of fragile and modern structures.