Museu Torre Balldovina

Museum
Museum located in what was the summer residence of the writer Josep Maria de Sagarra's family, a unique construction, Romanesque in origin. It includes collections of archaeology and natural history and the aArxiu Històric de la Ciutat.

The Balldovina tower, seat of the Municipal Museum, is one of the most remarkable buildings in the city. Standing out is the Romanesque tower, which was for defence and lookout and has a circular layout. It was already documented in the 11th century.

New agricultural and residential constructions were later built around it, and in the 18th century the entire complex was made into a summer residence for the family of the playwright and novelist Josep Maria de Sagarra. Finally, in the 1910s, a perpendicular wing in Modernist style was built.

The stately home, Town Council property since 1972, was restored and made into the Museu Torre Balldovina, inaugurated in 1986. Archaeological and natural history collections are displayed. In the former, the Iberian discoveries at the Monte Castellar settlement stand out, such as an iron zoomorphic andiron, the medieval pieces from the Ribé mill and the Mas Fonollar. Moreover, temporary art displays are also put on.

The facilities of the City Historical Archives are also in the building, holding municipal documents dated previous to 1945.

  • Type of museum: Archaeology, Botanical, Geology, Palaeontology, Zoology
  • Ownership: Public
  • Annual closing: Mondays and the August.
  • Opening hours - summer : Tuesday to Saturday from 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm; Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm. July, Tuesday to Saturday from 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm.
  • Opening hours - winter: Tuesday to Saturday from 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm; Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm.
  • Languages: Catalan, Spanish
WHAT IS AROUND HERE?
Museu Torre Balldovina
  • Museu Torre Balldovina

  • Address:Square Pau Casals, s/n

  • 08922 Santa Coloma de Gramenet

  • Barcelona / Barcelona

  • Museu Torre Balldovina
  • Museu Torre Balldovina

  • Address: Square Pau Casals, s/n

  • 08922 Santa Coloma de Gramenet

  • Barcelona / Barcelona

  • Telephone:933 857 142

  • E-mail:museutorreballdovina@gramenet.cat

  • Web:http://museu.gramenet.cat/

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