An exhibition about Pedro Rovira starts to run

The Museum of Badalona, along with the Antoni de Montpalau Foundation, is preparing an exhibition of haute couture dressmaker Pedro Rovira i Planas (Badalona 1921-1978), on occasion of the centenary of his birth on 2021.

The exhibition, which will be held in the Museum of Badalona in 2021, will be completed by the publication of a biography written by Josep Casamartina.

We are looking for people who have pieces made by Pedro Rovira who are willing to leave them for the exhibition or allow us to photograph and document them. You can contact us from now on to have time to properly photograph and document the pieces.

Contact: M. Dolors Nieto

Photography: Fundació Antoni de Montpalau


A piece from the Museum in an exhibition in Arenys de Mar

On January 26th, the exhibition A sea of tulle opens at the Museum Marès de la Punta, in Arenys de Mar. This exhibition will be on in the temporary exhibition hall of this museum until the end of 2020.

The Museum of Badalona collaborates in this exhibition with a piece from its collection – MB 17545. It is a communion towel, 185 x 85 cm. of cotton thread linen, with embroidery and with a fine mesh tip – also called Arenys’ tip. This towel was kept in the homes to be used if someone lying down or ill, and had to receive communion. This piece, a donation from the Formentí Famadas family, was part of the trousseau of Concepció Caritg, wife of the mayor of Badalona, Martí Pujol.


Christmas schedule

During the Christmas holidays, the Museum will be closed on Tuesday, December 24th in the afternoon, on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th, all day, and on Tuesday, December 31st. For the New Year, the Museum will be closed on Wednesday, January 1st.

The Christmas holidays will also affect the opening hours of the Historical Archive of the City, which will close at 1 noon on Tuesday, December 24th and will remain closed on Tuesday, December 31st.

Reduced ticket to visit the Museum on December 21st

On Saturday, December 21st, on occasion of the Open Day at the Town Hall of Badalona, the Museum can be visited with a reduced ticket of € 1.10.

Opening hours will be the usual: 10am to 2pm in the morning and 5pm to 8pm.



The book of Anís del Mono on sale in the Museum shop

The book Anís del Mono since 1870, the work published by the Osborne Foundation on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the factory, is now on sale in the Museum shop. Profusely illustrated with unpublished photographs of Antonio Guillén, the book reviews the history of the brand, explains the method of obtaining the anise and claims the importance and legacy of this unique factory of Badalona.


Conference about the first democratic city councils

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the constitution of the first democratic city councils, this Wednesday at the Museum we’ll have the lecture “From the Transition to the first democratic city council”, which will be led by Margarida Abras, director of the Museum and author of some works on this period of our recent history.

The conference, centered in the city of Badalona, ​​will talk about the second half of the 1970s -from the death of dictator Francisco Franco- and for the years 1979-1983, which correspond to the government of the first town council chosen in a democratic way since the time of the Republic.

It was a period with numerous local demands, which culminated in the municipal elections of April 3, 1979, with which the composition of the council was completely renewed and that meant the beginning of a new stage of intense work to solve the numerous deficiencies of the city.

The event will be held on the 1st floor of the Museum of Badalona and will be presented by the mayor of Badalona, ​​Excm. Mr. Álex Pastor.

The Transition by Enric Giralt Paulí

Enric Giralt Paulí (Badalona 1945-2012), journalist of the Transition is the title of the exhibition that the Museum dedicates to the photographic work carried out by this journalist from Badalona, in the late 1970s and early years of the decade of the eighty

The exhibition uses the photographic material of this journalist, a collection that has been incorporated into the Archive of the Images of the Museum last year and, in fact, is the only preserved documenting that short but intense period of political transformation and restlessness of a city that wanted to take control of its future.

This album is just a sampling of the total images that can be seen in the exhibition – more than 350 – and, even more, are not always the most meaningful ones. Although you have the chance with this gallery to look at this amazing pictures on your screen, don’t miss the exhibition at the Museum that will be on until February!

The photographs of this collection, like all those that have been published in this series of galleries (and this is already the fifty gallery!), can be consulted in the Archive of Images of the Museum of Badalona.

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A section of the Via Augusta found in Badalona

Part of the site will be incorporated into the archaeological spaces of the Roman city of Baetulo

The new archaeological space will explain 700 years of the history of Badalona

The construction of a residential building on this site, located between the streets of Coll i Pujol, Sant Ramon and Alcalde Xifré’s square, has uncovered a 40-meter stretch of Via Augusta, one of the oldest in Hispania, connecting the main Roman cities, from Cádiz to Narbonne, and which was the infrastructure that facilitated the Romanization of the Iberian Peninsula.

The archaeological intervention that allowed the discovery of the route and some constructions dated between the 1st century BC and the 6th century AD has been assumed by BeCorp, the owner of the site, and carried out by Global Geomática under the direction of the archaeologist Mikel Soberón. The Badalona Museum and the Archeology Service of the Generalitat of Catalonia have supervised the work.

These remains allow us to develop a discourse about the human occupation of the territory from the moment of the foundation of Baetulo until late antiquity, when the city lived a time of decline. This fact – 700 years of uninterrupted history – and the uniqueness of some findings justify that part of the plot (180 m2) will be incorporated, in the near future, to the archaeological spaces managed by the Museum of Badalona, ​​thanks to the cession that BeCorp will do it.

For further information:

Esther Espejo: 934644911/933841750


Reed Press release (catalan)


Film-Història award ceremony to Núria Casals

On Tuesday 10th of December, at 8 pm, the Film-History Award ceremony will be held at the Filmoteca de Catalunya (pl. Salvador Seguí, 1-9, Barcelona) for the best research of the year 2019, which has distinguished the historian of Badalona Núria Casals, for her rigorous and careful research on Badalona cinemas, The Great Illusion. The cinema in Badalona from 1898 to 1975, published by the Museum.

The award, which has more than 25 years of history, is granted by the Film History Center of the University of Barcelona, ​​currently directed by Magí Crusells, and has distinguished personalities such as Román Gubern, Esteve Riambau, Miquel Porter- Moix, Agustí Sánchez Vidal, Àngel Comas, Jean Mitry, Marc Ferro and Marcel Oms.

During the ceremony, the film High Noon (1952), by Fred Zinnemann, with Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly, will be screened. If you are interested in attending the event, you can contact the Museum by email ( from Monday 25th November to Sunday 8th December, indicating your name and the ID number. The ticket will also be confirmed by email. No reservation will be considered valid without the presentation of the corresponding confirmation, at the entrance of the Filmoteca on the 10th.


Two pieces from Badalona at the exhibition The Naked Man

The  Museum of Badalona contributes to the exhibition The Naked Man. Stripping the archetypes of masculinity, that can be seen at the Cerdanyola Art Museum, from November 21st to April 5th, 2020, with two ceramic sculptures from the Roman city of Baetulo, which represent an hermaphrodit and the god Bacchus.

The exhibition undresses the man fleeing myths, ideas and stereotypes that, like in the case of women, have been imprisoning and conditioning men throughout history. He also wants to question the binary view of the genre, posing a very diverse concept of identities, from an equal position. This route through the male nude is done through the collections of the Museums of the Local Museums Network of the Diputació de Barcelona, who produces the exhibition.