Reus is the birthplace of famous people throughout history as the universal architect Antoni Gaudi, the painter Mariano Fortuny, the sculptor Joan Rebull or General Joan Prim, among others, that have allowed him to have a heritage of modernist buildings and a range of cultural activities and facilities of the highest order.
Nearly eighty listed buildings make a spectacular showcase of modernist architecture, designed arquitectescom Lluis Domenech i Montaner and Pere Caselles and Joan Rubio i Bellver, among others. The Modernism facilitates the visit and knowledge of these gems, including the Institute Pere Mata houses Navàs, Rull and Gasull, all works of Domenech i Montaner, considered one of the best architects of European Modernism.
Reus also preserves the memory of the brilliant Antoni Gaudí, from his birthplace in places he frequented in his childhood and adolescence before leaving for Barcelona. In this regard, in 2007, the city opened the ambitious project of Gaudí Centre, an innovative space interpretation of the life and work of one of the most universal Catalan, Antoni Gaudí. It will be a venue for cultural tourism and new generation of international reference, located in the city center, where you can interactively understand the keys to Gaudí’s architecture and discover the personality of the genius and his relationship with Reus and the environment that inspired his work. In addition, the space also will present a selection of projects and personal belongings of the artist accompanied with audiovisual presentations.