“Originality means going back to the source.”, Antoni Gaudí
Antoni Gaudí was born in Reus in 1852. He was baptised at the local Sant Pere church, and lived in his family’s home until he was sixteen. His family operated a coppersmith business, which would prove to be a key component of his learning, especially in developing the ability to view and capture space. After finishing high school in Reus, he moved to Barcelona to study architecture. Even after he became world-famous as an architect, he continued to spend time back in Reus with his old friends and classmates.
How to get to Reus
The city of Reus is located in the centre of a rich and diverse Mediterranean landscape between the sea and the mountains. It is only 8 km away from the Costa Daurada beaches and 1 hour from Barcelona.
Reus can be reached by taking exit 34 on the AP-7 motorway, then taking the T-11 dual carriageway towards Reus.
The city is also served by a Renfe passenger train station.
The Reus airport is located 3 km from the city centre, and offers flights to a range of destinations in Spain and Europe.