There is a resort town in Spain, Reus, whose popularity is not so great yet. But thousands of tourists have already managed to appreciate his charms. And it's not just the abundance of luxury shops, where shopping lovers get real pleasure, not even in well-groomed beaches. The historical sights of Reus are so outstanding that the city is considered the main center of modernist architecture in Catalonia. Here was born the famous architect Gaudi, painter Fortuny, General Prim. In the same town, they produce delicious wines and brandies, which are popular all over the world.
Rest in Reus is different in that all the beaches are the property of the municipality, and for this reason tourists are not required to pay for their visits. Only if you want to use an umbrella or a sunbed you have to pay from 4 to 6 euros. You can rest in Reus all year round, which is favored by the subtropical climate. Even in winter it is warm here, the air warms up to +15, and water always has a temperature of +21- + 23 degrees. In summer, the average daily temperature varies within the range of +25.
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It is simply impossible to refuse to walk along the streets of Reus! Here at every corner you can see the creations of great architects, which have survived to this day. To enjoy the creations of Spanish architects of XIX-XX centuries, is worth a stroll through the streets of Paseo de Brianso, Jesús Lovera, Gaudi, Paseo de la Miseriokordiya, Plaza Prim and Plaza de Es Mercadal. Want to know more about the city? Then join the sightseeing tour "Route of Modernism Reus", during which it will be possible to see the most outstanding examples of modernism in Catalonia. This is the interiors of Casa Navas, and the Institute of Per Mata. The tour costs 12 euros.
Unforgettable emotions will give you a survey of the monastery of St. Peter, built in the XVII century, Bennett Other Lyon, mansion Navas, who is considered the finest example of European modernism. And on the outskirts of the city stands the temple of Mercy of the end of the XVII century, built in the Renaissance style. Above the painted walls of the temple worked Franket Jose, Juan and Joaquim Hunkos and young Antoni Gaudi restored chapel. By the way, Reus has a Gaudi museum, where you can learn a lot about the life of this great architect. It is located on the Mercadal Square. Paradox: his creations are rising in many countries of the world, and in his homeland, in Reus, there is not a single building built by Gaudi!
But architectural monuments are far from everything you can see in Reus. This Spanish city is famous for its magnificent fountains, which are numerous here. There are also samples built in the XVII-XVIII centuries, and there are also modern fountains with luxurious illumination.
Reus often hosts a variety of festivals and fairs. Important in terms of tourism are holidays such as Sant Pere, Mare de Deu de la Miserikordiya festival Tronada fireworks, carnival, festivals and l'Antigua l'Anada. Local people are very fond of organizing holidays, so during the holiday you will definitely get to some carnival or festival. Even if a citywide celebration is not foreseen, one of the districts of Reus will certainly differ, having arranged a fiesta. Bright flash of salutes and loud music will prompt where to go.
Get to Reus by plane from Barcelona (to the airport to the city center only three kilometers) or by bus, which will take no more than half an hour. Of course, you can get from Barcelona to Reus by taxi, but this service will cost around 200 euros.