Salou - Reus

Visit Salou, the capital of the Costa Dorada and Reus, a beautiful city with spectacular modernist architecture

Salou - Reus

Salou is the capital of the Costa Dorada, and one of the reference tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. Reus has a spectacular modernist architecture with works by the architects Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Pere Caselles and Joan Rubió and with the largest interpretation center of the life and work of Gaudí. It is the capital of vermouth.


It is the capital of the Costa Dorada, and one of the reference tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. It has recently been certified as the first "Family Destination" in all of Catalonia. Its main attraction are its beaches and coves of golden sand, calm and shallow waters, and mild temperatures throughout the year. PLACES OF INTEREST:

EL PASEO JAIME I: Emblematic Salou promenade over a kilometer long, next to Levante beach. In the center is the monument to Jaime I, the work of the architect Salvador Ripoll and the sculptor Lluís Maria Saumells, which constitutes one of the main references of modern Salou.

CANDLE TOWER: It was built in 1530 as a watchtower and defense to protect Salou from the constant looting of pirates and corsairs. It hosts temporary art exhibitions. Address: C / Arquebisbe Pere de Cardona, 1

MASIA CATALANA: It is a relatively modern construction (1974), which was made using materials from the area from old buildings, to evoke an old rural environment. In summer there is a handicraft market that brings together a varied sample of products. Address: Avda. Carles Buigas, 50

MODERNISM IN SALOU: Strolling along the Paseo de Jaime I, we will find samples of this architectural style that left its first traces in houses or chalets so characteristic of the municipality, such as, for example, the Chalet Bonet (1918), the work of the architect Domènech Sugranyes i Gras, disciple of Antoni Gaudí.

THE LIGHTING FOUNTAIN: Located at the end of Paseo Jaume I, it is the work of the architect Carles Buïgas, author of the Montjuïc Fountain in Barcelona. During the summer, every day you can see a wonderful show of combinations of water and light.

CAVALL'S POINT. It is the steepest ledge in the western part of Cap de Salou. From here you can see a magnificent view of the coast, especially at sunset.

ROUND ROAD. It is a pedestrian path of about 7 km that borders the sea from the Replanells area to the Llenguadets cove, and connects Salou with the Pineda beach. Its great natural and scenic wealth make it a perfect way to walk quietly by the sea, and enjoy the cliffs, coves and pine forests.



It's a beautiful city that with just over 100.000 inhabitants came to be considered the second most important city in Catalonia during the second half of the XNUMXth century.
We recommend the Modernist Route of Reus and in a special way the visit of the Institut Pere Mata, a masterpiece of the architect Domènech i Montaner, this building was conceived as a psychiatric hospital, a function that it carried out since its construction in 1898, it is considered, neither more nor less, than the precedent of the Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona, ​​a true jewel of Catalan modernism.

It is also worth visiting the Gaudí Center and the Vermouth Museum.
The Gaudí Center is a museum inaugurated in 2007 that deals with the life and work of the most universal of Reus. Although Antoni Gaudí was not a prophet in his land, it was here that he was born and lived during his childhood and youth, he shows us part of Gaudí's life and work in a very entertaining and didactic way, thanks to an audio guide that is connected by control remote when entering each of the rooms. A couple of audiovisuals complete the tour.