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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.


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THE TOURIST OFFICE GUIDED TOUR SERVICE

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:



GUIDED VISITS TO THE REUS MODERNISM An only ticket includes two different guided visits (Modernist Trail and Institut Pere Mata) and allows the free entrance to the Salvador Vilaseca Museum and the Art and History Museum.

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)


FROM OCTOBER TO JUNE It must be booked in advance.

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)

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LA CAPSA GAUDÍ


 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 

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CASA NAVÀS


09 - Casa Navàs

Plaça del Mercadal, 5 1901-1907 Lluís Domènech i Montaner


This and the Institut Pere Mata are the finest pieces of architecture in the town. The house was commissioned by the Reus merchant Joaquim Navàs. The different decorative and architectural elements of the fine façade are inspired by gothic and plateresque styles. This interior of the house still preserves all its ornamental richness, with the cabinet work of Gaspar Homar being particularly outstanding. The shop on the ground floor is highly interesting, as it has been preserved almost intact since it was built. This building has been declared a historic-artistic monument. Visits can be arranged.

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INSTITUT PERE MATA


24 - Institut Pere Mata - Pavelló dels Distingits

Ctra. de l'Institut Pere Mata, 1 1897-1912 Lluís Domènech i Montaner

(1898)

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.

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