Reus is a city that is in the province of Tarragona and that in its day was very famous for the production of brandy. It covers almost 60 km2 and has around 100,000 inhabitants, and is perfect for both a vacation and a weekend getaway. Gaudí was from here, which not only gives him a lot of fame but you can see his great heritage in his architecture, with an avant-garde design thanks to the phenomenal artist.
It is about 110 kilometers from Barcelona, so if you are going to be there it is recommended to at least take a little jump to enjoy it for a day. It is 12 kilometers from Salou , one of the most important and famous towns on the Catalan Costa Dorada , and also very close to many other coastal towns. Reus is said to be a shopping paradise, especially when it comes to design products.
Places of interest
Among the many places that are worth visiting are the Bofarull Palace (houses the Conservatory of Music), the Palacio dels Marquesos de Tamarit, the Casa Cochs, the Casa Rull (houses the Municipal Institute of Cultural Action), the Bell Tower of the Priory de San Pedro (it is in the Plaza de Sant Pere, one of the most beautiful), the Castell del Cambrer , the Bank of Spain (houses the Salvador Vila-Seca Museum) or the Town Hall. There is also a modernism route that takes you past several interesting buildings.
We cannot leave any city without tasting any product of its gastronomy. In addition to having several peculiarities shared with the gastronomy of the province of Tarragona in general, there are several products that are exclusively from Reus. The most famous is the Reus Hazelnut , a fruit that can be taken as an aperitif or as an ingredient in multiple dishes, desserts or drinks. There you can find it in the shell, with whole grain or toasted. As for the drinks, the Plim is the most typical and is made from fruit juice.