Badalona is a city located in the region of Barcelonès. Its natural limits are the mountain range of Marina and the maritime coast, on the left shore of the Besòs river and the region of Maresme and the two Vallesos are its borders. It is part of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area, being the largest and most populous city of Barcelonès Nord or Baix Besòs region.
On March 13, 1938, Badalona suffers the first bombing of the Civil War. Two italian three-engines flying from Mallorca airbase, droped the explosives on the industrial city. This would be the first of a long series of italian forces attacks, which lengthened until the last day of 1938.