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Badalona

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Badalona is a municipality to the immediate north east of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain. It is located on the left bank of the small Besòs River and on the Mediterranean Sea, in the Barcelona metropolitan area.By population, it is the third largest in Catalonia and the twenty-third in Spain. It became a city in 1897.HistoryBadalona was founded by the Romans in the 3rd century BC, with the name of Baetulo, although human settlements in the area existed from 3500-2500 BC. The Iberians had fortified villages on the Melasas and Boscà hills since the 7th century BC. The Roman town's plan was based on their common scheme of the cardo and decumanus, occupying some 11 ha, with a line of walls measuring 413x261 m and having large defensive towers. In the 1st century BC it had some 15,000 inhabitants.The current Badalona was formed in the 10th century, as a new urban nucleus built over and around the old Roman city. It comprised a group of houses built around the square and the church. At the same time, a rural nucleus grew up outside the town walls. This rural and urban dichotomy would remain until the mid-18th century.Sant Jeroni de la Murtra Monastery, built in the 14th century, is where the Catholic Monarchs would spend their summers. This is also where they received Christopher Columbus after his first voyage to the Americas.
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Beach
Badalona Beach
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Pier / Boardwalk
Pont del Petroli
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Museu de Badalona
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Monument
Anis del Mono sculpture
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Badalona

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Religious Site
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey Montserrat
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Water Park
Illa Fantasia Vilassar de Dalt
2.6
Duration: 8 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
La Roca Village Santa Agnes de Malanyanes
3.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Landmark
Castillo de Cardona, Conjunto Cardona
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Badalona

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Architectural Building
Casa Enric Pavillard
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Landmark
Rambla de Badalona
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Spa / Wellness
Flotario Stress Zero
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Observation Deck
Poblat Iberic Puig Castellar
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Badalona

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Historic Site
Torre Mena
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Historic Site
Monasterio de San Jeronimo de la Murtra
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Walking Area
Dalt la Vila
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Beaches in Badalona

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Beach
Platja del Coco
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes
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Beach
Playa de la Estacion
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Badalona

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Garden
Parque de Can Solei i Ca l'Arnus
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
Parc de Turo Caritg
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Duration: 1h 30 min

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