PUIG CASTELLAR IBERIAN VILLAGE (SANTA COLOMA DE GRAMANET)

Atop the Pollo Hill in the Marina Mountains rests the Laietani village of Puig Castellar. The village was occupied since it was founded in the 5th/4th century BC until its abandonment in the 2nd century BC, fruit of the Second Punic War. This vantage point enabled its inhabitants to control part of the Besòs River, and helped it maintain visual contact with other neighbouring Iberian villages: Ca n'Oliver, Turó de la Rovira, Turó d'en Boscà and Montjuïc. This propensity for communication seems to indicate an alliance between different villages to ensure regional control.

Significant archaeological findings from sites around Santa Coloma de Gramanet, namely Puig Castellar, are on display in the Torre Balldovina Museum, in the city centre. Puig Castellar forms part of the Archaeology Museum of Catalonia's Iberian Route.