Located right in the centre of the Costa Daurada, very close to the main towns on the coast, and well connected to them, Reus is a typical Catalan city, with the Mediterranean touch, well known for its shopping, modernist heritage and its close relationship to the universal Antoni Gaudí, the architect of the Expiatory temple of the Holy Family of Barcelona.
This medieval city, steeped in almost a thousand years of history, lived its period of splendour as of the 18th Century thanks to the export of spirits. The major modernist buildings were built in Reus at the end of the 19th Century and the beginning of the 20th, making it the most important city in Catalonia after Barcelona. Reus now boasts one of the most outstanding ensembles of modernist buildings in Europe, which you can discover on the “Modernism Route”, which takes in the city's 26 most important buildings of this style, particularly the work of the great architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, who built the Pere Mata Institute, the Navàs house, the Rull house and the Gasull house in this city.
Reus, Gaudí's birthplace, has also conserved the more emblematic sites of the architect's childhood and youth, which you can get to know by taking a stroll along the Gaudí route, as well as a modern interpretation centre, the Gaudí Centre Reus, dedicated exclusively to the life and works of the genius.
At this moment in time, the enterprising spirit the city has always been famous for is mirrored in a very dynamic, diversified and high-quality shopping activity in the historic centre, with a broad range of prestigious brands and a highly professional service. Reus also has an intensive cultural and festive life to offer, with plenty of events going on all year round.