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Museum of Badalona – Baths and Decumanus complex

Badalona

Exterior view of the Museum of Badalona. Photo by Lluís Andú, Museum of Badalona.

Exterior view of the Museum of Badalona. Photo by Lluís Andú, 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.

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SPACES

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

OBJECTS

<p>Lockers attached to the walls of the <em>tepidarium</em> where users could leave their personal belongings. Photo by Llu&iacute;s And&uacute;, Museum of Badalona.</p>
Cubbyholes or lockers
Cubbyholes or lockers
<p><em>Alveus</em> or warm-water pool conserved in the <em>caldarium</em> hall of the baths of Baetulo.&nbsp;Photo by Llu&iacute;s And&uacute;, Museum of Badalona.</p>
Alveus or pool
Alveus or pool
<p>Marble sculpture from the 1<sup>st</sup> century AD depicting the goddess Venus. Photo by Antonio Guill&eacute;n, Museum of Badalona.</p>
Venus
Venus
<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. Photo by Antonio Guill&eacute;n, Museum of Badalona.</p>
Vas de les Naus vessel
Vas de les Naus vessel
<p>Remains of the main sewer from the ancient city of Baetulo, located under the <em>cardo maximus.&nbsp;</em>Photo by Llu&iacute;s And&uacute;, Museum of Badalona.</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. Photo by Llu&iacute;s And&uacute;, Museum of Badalona.</p>
Room with painting murals
Room with painting murals

EXTENSIONS

<p><em>Tablinum</em> in the Casa dels Dofins (Badalona). Photo by Antonio Guill&eacute;n, Museum of Badalona.</p>
La Casa dels Dofins
La Casa dels Dofins
<p>View of the pond conserved in the Garden of Quintus Licinius. Photo by Antonio Guill&eacute;n, Museum of Badalona.</p>
Garden of Quintus Licinius
Garden of Quintus Licinius
<p>Interior of Can Miravitges estate. Photo by Antonio Guill&eacute;n, Museum of Badalona.</p>
Can Miravitges estate
Can Miravitges estate

INFORMATION

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http://www.museudebadalona.cat
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