TURÓ D'EN BOSCÀ IBERIAN VILLAGE (BADALONA)

From its hilltop location, inhabitants of this Iberian village, which belonged to the Laietani tribe, enjoyed a commanding view of the plane currently home to the city of Badalona and the Barcelonès Plane. The village was erected in the 4th century and occupied until the 1st century BC, at which time the Romans founded the Roman city of Baetulo .

The settlement housed a significant defence system, as illustrated by two defence towers, one semicircular and the other rectangular, and the perimeter wall. Prominent residential quarter remains include a dwelling carved directly into the rock. From the every-day objects uncovered during excavation campaigns, the Vas de les Naus, a jug decorated with two Greek ships, making it the oldest maritime scene found in Catalonia, is particularly relevant.