Stage six: the mystery is solved in Reus
The birthplace of Gaudí lies on the Costa Daurada and is the ideal place to bring this adventure to an end. Carles and Sofía arrive in Reus, and not just to solve the last great riddle of the Grand Tour. One of the most important modernist routes in Catalonia awaits them, along with a centre devoted to the life and work of the architect and the icing on the cake, the town’s vermouth tradition.
Architectural beauty around every corner
The centre of Reus will come as a surprise to visitors. The old town houses emblematic squares and alleyways that are a pleasure to wander along. Its modernist buildings give it a unique touch. By walking from one to another you can follow the modernism route, along which twenty-nine architectural jewels are signposted. One of the most impressive is the Casa Navàsby Domènech i Montaner, with spectacular interior decorations that can be viewed on a guided tour.
A tribute to the creative genius
The name of Antoni Gaudí has travelled around the world. He revolutionised architecture, examples of which are preserved throughout Catalonia. The town where he grew up has opened an interpretation centre in the old quarter to enable visitors to learn more about and understand the secrets of his art. The Reus Gaudí Centre contains audiovisuals, models, scenographies and personal belongings and is ideal for families who wish to visit it in a participatory and an educational manner.
The vermouth capital
There is no better way to end the day than with the finest tradition in Reus. Exports of its spirits began as long as a century ago and the town became one of the chief vermouth traders with Paris and London. To enable you to enjoy the quality of its spirits, the vermouth route takes you to iconic landmarks such as the Vermouth Museum, which houses the most important vermouth collection in the world and provides tastings and menus. Cheers!
Further information at: https://viajes.nationalgeographic.com.es/promociones/reus-ciudad-donde-empezo-todo_14794