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Museum of Badalona – Baths and Decumanus complex

Badalona

<p>Exterior view of the Museum of Badalona</p>

Exterior view of the Museum of Badalona

The Museum of Badalona is in the heart of the ancient Roman city of Baetulo. The subsoil conserves one of the most important archaeological complexes from the Roman era in Catalonia. A circular route allows visitors to see more than 3,400 m2 of the city: the baths from the 1st century BC – one of the oldest examples on the Iberian Peninsula – along with some of the most important streets with homes and shops. The entire complex reveals to us what everyday life was more than 2,000 years ago.

The permanent exhibition primarily includes pieces from the Roman era, including the Venus of Badalona, the hinges of the door to the city wall and the tabula hospitalis.

This entire space is theatrically illuminated and decorated with historically reconstructed elements and sound effects that transport visitors back to ancient Baetulo and immerse them in its world. The complex is handicapped-accessible and has touch modules for the visually impaired.

SPACES

<p>Part of the <em>decumanus maximus</em> of the city of Baetulo and some of the shops in the forum</p>
Streets and buildings of Baetulo
Streets and buildings of Baetulo
<p>Set of glass cabinets in the museum&rsquo;s permanent exhibition which display the archaeological pieces that have been found in Badalona</p>
Permanent exhibition
Permanent exhibition
<p>General view of the Roman baths of Badalona, 1st century BC</p>
Roman baths
Roman baths

OBJECTS

<p><em>Alveus</em> or warm-water pool conserved in the <em>caldarium</em> hall of the baths of Baetulo</p>
Alveus or pool
Alveus or pool
<p>Remains of the main sewer from the ancient city of Baetulo, located under the <em>cardo maximus</em></p>
Sewer on the cardo maximus
Sewer on the cardo maximus
<p>Mural that used to decorate one of the rooms recovered next to the <em>cardo maximus</em> in the city of Baetulo</p>
Room with murals
Room with murals
<p>Lockers attached to the walls of the <em>tepidarium</em> where users could leave their personal belongings</p>
Cubbyholes or lockers
Cubbyholes or lockers
<p>Iberian ceramic vessel known as the <em>Vas de les Naus</em>, 4<sup>th</sup> century BC. On loan from the University of Barcelona</p>
Vas de les Naus vessel
Vas de les Naus vessel
<p>Marble sculpture from the 1<sup>st</sup> century AD depicting the goddess Venus</p>
Venus
Venus

EXTENSIONS

<p><em>Tablinum</em> in the Casa dels Dofins (Badalona)</p>
La Casa dels Dofins
La Casa dels Dofins
<p>View of the pond conserved in the Garden of Quintus Licinius</p>
Garden of Quintus Licinius
Garden of Quintus Licinius
<p>Interior of Can Miravitges estate</p>
Can Miravitges estate
Can Miravitges estate

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http://www.museudebadalona.cat
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