Can Serra is the section of Mataró Museum dedicated to the city’s history, with a permanent exhibition with two main themes: the Roman period, then the Middle Ages until the present day.
The Iluro, a Roman city exhibition offers a glimpse of Roman Mataró, about which we have learned much more in recent years, thanks to various excavations. Meanwhile, at the Mataró, a Mediterranean city exhibition, visitors can travel through time to get to know the city from medieval times to today.
As well as the permanent exhibition, Mataró Museum offers temporary exhibitions throughout the year on local themes relating to archaeology, art, history, ethnology, technical and scientific fields, and natural sciences.
Can Serra is a manor house that belonged to Jeroni Serra Arnau, a nobleman and the city’s first syndic at the Catalan Courts. This Renaissance-style building conserves its original structure from 1565, with a wide entrance and stone staircase that takes you to the large central room on the first floor, around which the old bedrooms are distributed. In the drawing room, the original wooden artesonado ceiling can be seen. Highlights of the house’s symmetrical façade include the portal and its voussoir arch and the windows, with wrought iron grilles.