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The area was populated by Iberians, but the origins of Baetulo date back to the 1st century BC, when the Romans founded the city on the Rosés hill. Baetulo was famous for its vineyards, which produced wine for export throughout the Empire.

Brothers active in Baetulo


Mithraic monuments of Baetulo


Altar with inscription from Baetulo

This altar was dedicated to Cautes by a certain Lucius in Baetulo (Badalona), near Barcino (Barcelona).

Inscriptions of Baetulo

K(auti) deo / L(ucius) Valer(ius) Monteius / v(otum) s(olvit) l(ibens) m(erito).
To the god Cautes. Lucius Valerius Monteius fulfilled his promise willingly and properly.

Altar with inscription from Baetulo