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THE REUS MODERNIST TRAIL
Domènech's style was certainly influential in the other Modernist buildings which were constructed in Reus from that time on. This influence is particularly striking in the work of Pere Caselles, a municipal architect who had worked with Domènech i Montaner on the Institut Pere Mata and went on to build many public and private buildings, including the Prat de la Riba school complex, the Casa Grau, the Casa Sagarra, the Casa Munné, the Casa Laguna, the Casa Tomàs dispensaire pour tuberculeux et la Casa Serra), tout comme Pere Domènech i Roura, le fils de Domènech i Montaner (Casa Marcó).
Jordi and the Casa Punyed, and some industrial buildings like the Escorxador (abattoir) and the Estació Enològica (wine institute). Outstanding among the work of the other architects who were active in Reus during this period are the work of Joan Rubió i Bellver, also from Reus and influenced by the style of Gaudí (Chalet Serra, Tuberculosis Dispensary and Casa Serra), and Pere Domènech i Roura, the son of Domènech i Montaner (Casa Marcó). But Reus was not only a home to Modernist architects.
Reus tourist office can open up for visitors several buildings normally closed to the public. If you would like to find out about our heritage, there are different options available:
JULY, AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER
Modernist Trail A walk to discover the town centre and to visit the interior of some different buildings. From Monday to Saturday (except feast days) in the morning and afternoon.
12 h (Spanish / French) 18 h (Catalan / English)
Modernist Trail A walk to discover the town centre and to visit the interior of some different buildings. Saturday in the morning (except feast days).
11 h (catalan)
In the Plaça del Mercadal they are rising a mysterious box. They say that inside they want to hide a kaleidoscope, a magic mirror and a virtual universe… They say that this is for keeping there an invisible town, a time machine and the talent of the architects
09 - Casa Navàs
Plaça del Mercadal, 5 1901-1907 Lluís Domènech i Montaner
24 - Institut Pere Mata - Pavelló dels Distingits
Ctra. de l'Institut Pere Mata, 1 1897-1912 Lluís Domènech i Montaner
The architect drew up an innovative plan, building the psychiatric hospital with a system of separate pavilions, which was considered one of the most advanced in Europe. Pavilion no. 6 has the greatest artistic value because of its ornamental richness and has survived virtually intact. The inside can be visited.