Josep Maria Ventura y Casas, popularly known by the name of Pep Ventura, besides working as a musician and composer he was also aconductor. He came to compose more than 400 pieces in total. As aperformer, he played various instruments including the tenor, which he studied and transformed in the standard it is today, and to this must be her nickname Pep of the Tenor. Thanks to its versatility and predisposition, Ventura made great innovations in the composition of sardanas and reformed the structure of the stanza and that’s why it is considered the father of modern sardana. One of his most famous compositions is the sardana «Per tu ploro», which he wrote shortly before his death in 1875.
Restaurant LA MASÍA DE LA XESCA carrer de Sagunt, 112 Badalona Phone 933 836 556 www.lamasiadelaxesca.com Catalan cuisine and grilled meat. Menu for all tastes: vegetarian,children, group … A place where you can feel at home.
Restaurant EL CASTELL carrer de Pep Ventura, 33 Badalona Phone 934 602 055 This restaurant is located in the ground floor of Casa Agustí. Its specialty is grilled meat and Iberian sausages. On weekends, the dinner is accompanied by a pleasant live music.
Restaurant CAN MARIO’S carrer de la Indústria, 164 Badalona Phone 933 872 642 www.canmarios.com Very popular restaurant near the beach. Very good mediterranean food. They offer different types of paella, despite their speciality is risotto with the wine Bovagante.
BARCELONA DREAM HOSTEL avinguda d’Alfons XIII, 28B Badalona Phone 933 991 420 http://behostels.com/dream/es A great and cheap alternative accomodation in Badalona, close to Barcelona. Helpful kitchen and Wifi, amazing prices!
PATATES FREGIDES (CHIPS) COROMINAS carrer de Miquel Servet, 254 Badalona Phone 934 602 336 Founded in 1940, is an emblematic place for its homemade potatoes (chips). Better known as «potatoes of Badalona», these potatoes have even a club of fans. There are of all varieties and in packages of all sizes.
CAN CABANYES rambla de sant Joan, 59-77 Badalona Phone 933 993 511 A civic centre set in an ancient farmhouse of the 17th century. It was reformed in the 19th century.
CAN PEPUS carrer de Francesc Macià, 104 Badalona Phone 934 602 378 This is a municipal civic center. Despite being known as Can Pepus, the name of this modernist style house is Antoni Ileal and it was renovated in 1923 by Joan Amigó.
Close to the metro station, in the street of Güell i Ferrer, there is theTorner market, which is a work of 1924 by Josep Fradera y Botey. In Pep Ventura square we find the Casa Agustí, work of the modernist architect Domènech i Montaner of 1823. In the paseo Maritimo, the old factory CACE is being reforming in order to to become the future home of the Museo del Cómic y la Ilustración de Catalunya. And if you come down to the beach, you will find the Bridge of Petróleo, a pier supported by pillars of 6 m. It was built to unload petroleum products by tankervessels. As of 2009, when it was transformed into a public space, citizens driving along this bridge can go for 250 m to the sea.
AJUNTAMENT DE BADALONA plaça de la Vila, 1 Phone 934 832 600 http://badalona.cat Located within a building of 1860, it is designed by the architect Francisco de P.Villar Lozano. The appearance of the façade remained intact but the interior was modified over the years, according to the needs of the moment.