Reus, birthplace of Antoni Gaudí, still some places that the genius frequented during the sixteen years that he lived before moving to Barcelona or were related to his life. If you discover these areas, we suggest you follow this mark of Gaudi in Reus.
Located in the historic center of the city, the Gaudí Centre is a new performance space that allows audiences of all ages to explore the formation of his creative genius and understanding for teaching the secrets of his architecture. Through multiple resources (audiovisuals, interactive models, sets, personal …) visitors go into the world to enjoy a participatory way, opening the senses and mind to new experiences.
Birthplace and sculpture
In this house architect Antoni Gaudí was born on 25 June 1852 and lived there during his childhood and youth in Reus. It was the home of his parents, Francesc Gaudí Serra and Antonia Cornet Bertran. A plate of very large recalls Gaudí’s residence in this place.
In this place there was the boiler of his maternal grandfather. The birthplace of Antoni Gaudí is private and can not be visited. Near the house, at the confluence of the streets of Santa Ana and bitterness, is the sculpture “Gaudí niño” work of Artur Aldomà 2002, representing the architect during his playing childhood. The sculpture was a tribute to the city of Reus in his famous architect, is bronze, 1.10 meters, located in a bank where rests the teenager enjoy playing with golden balls rotating effect.
Priory Church of St Peter
On 26 June 1852 Antoni Gaudí was baptized in this church. Built in the XVI century. According to what appears in the Book of Baptisms of the Priory, the architect received the names Anton, Placido and Guillem and know that he was born at half past ten in the morning the day before. In this same church Antoni Gaudí also received confirmation the following year, on 10 September 1853, as recorded in the book of receipts that year.
The bell is one of the most emblematic of the priory church of San Pedro, and he speaks Gaudí as a model of shared bell with civil religious use as a lookout point. In addition to the mention of the bell, I must say that Gaudí recreate the design of the staircase, a spiral staircase with hollow shaft, the stairs to the towers of the Sagrada Familia, as stated in the architect César Martinell monograph he wrote on the architect.
IES Salvador Vilaseca
Antoni Gaudí designed five courses this former Franciscan convent, built in the late fifteenth century to the eighteenth century and reatauració in the events in which he was burned, Amy in 1853, was transferred to the City of Reus. From then until 1858 it was a center of public education run by the Piarist order. In 1870 he became a college education run by the Pious Schools.
Sanctuary of Mercy
Another Gaudí had ties to Reus was the professed devotion to Our Lady of Mercy, the patron saint of the city, as evidenced by the fact that on several occasions to participate in pilgrimages were made to the Sanctuary. Among them, a particularly its participation in the pilgrimage of 1900, which had a special significance. For this occasion Gaudí designed the banner that led the group living in Barcelona Reus, which was burned during the Civil War in 1936. This standard had a painting done by the artist Aleix Clapés with a representation of the Virgin of Mercy and the image of the shepherdess who had received the appearance, Isabel Basora.