The capital of Baix Camp, in the province of Tarragona, in Catalonia, Spain, Reus is a known for producing the best quality wine and spirit. Birthplace of Antoni Gaudi, the famous Spanish architect, Reus is also known for being a center for rock climbing. The city came to limelight during the time of the Phylloxera plague. Situated at an elevation of 134 meters above sea level, Reus spreads on an area of 52.71 km2 and is home to more than 106,709 people. The city was founded in the year 1150 by Robert d'Aguiló and was then known as Redis or Reddis. The city recorded exponential growth in the 18th century when it started the trade of textile and liquor. Reus became the second city of the principality of Catalonia. While the city voted to become a republic in the year 1931, Dictator Franco bombed and confiscated the city and ruled here until his death in 1975, after which the city became republic. Spanish is the official language of people and spoken by the majority of the population.
All flights coming to Reus land at the city’s international airport, Reus Airport, which is located by the beaches of Costa Daurada around 7.5 km from the city center. Currently 9 airlines operate from Reus, connecting the city to the rest of the world. The city of Reus experiences Mediterranean type of climate, characterized by warm to hot, dry summers and mild to cool. Summer last from April to October and the temperature averages from 32.8 to 380C. Winter begin from November and last till March but it does not get very cold. During the summer months, humidity is moderate to high and during winter, snowfall is not a regular occurrence. The cool winter months are the best time to visit Reus. Sant Pere on June 29, Carnival and the Anada a l'Antiga towards Salou, Cos, El Trapezi and Biennals Internacionals de Fotografia Medalla Gaudi are some of the major festivals celebrated here.
Reus has become an increasing hub for tourists who come here to enjoy the Costa Daurada region for their summer holidays or some winter sun. Most of the tourists coming to the city belong to Russia, France and Holland. Filled with gorgeous architectural building, there is much to see and do in Reus. The major attraction of the city is Reus Town Hall which has lovely halls and worth admiring. Prim Square is one of the most photographed locations in Reus. Plaça del Mercadal, Old Hospital of Saint John Reus, Salou Dancing Fountains, La Masia Catalana Salou and General Prim Statue are among of the major architectural attractions in Reus.
Reus is also very popular for its long coastline which offers some of the best beaches sin the world. Tarragon beach for sunbathing, Salou Beaches (popular as a holiday resort town, Cambrils Beaches (popular among the Irish) and La Pineda Beach (known for its beauty) are the major beaches in the city. Església Prioral de Sant Pere de Reus is the most popular church in Reus known for its striking architecture and stained glass. When in Reus, you should not miss visiting the Salvador Vilaseca of Reus Archaeological Museum where you can see thousands of articles displaying the rich history of the region. Port Aventura Salou and Aquopolis Costa Dorada are the popular theme parks for a fun filled day.
Eating and Shopping
While Spanish is the most common cuisine enjoyed by the locals of Reus, there are a lot of multi cuisine options that too are available. Catalan cuisine is also a popular cuisine choice of the people. Wine is a major part of the meal and is consumed daily. Fish, meat, fresh vegetables, wheat, legumes and all sorts of cheese form major part of the local’s diet. Antiga Casa Coder,Peixateries 8, Patates Laurie, El Tiberi, Sol-Ric, Raco de l’Abat, Bar Tofu, Cal Marti, Meson Andaluz and Quattros are some of the most celebrated names in Reus for relishing a tasty meal. Escalivada, Ollada, Suquet de peix, Pa amb tomàquet, Sonsos, Crema catalana, Xató and Pets de monja are among the most popular dishes tourists should try in Reus.
A dynamic city, Reus has everything to satisfy all kinds of shoppers. The city is filled with branded boutiques, prestigious malls and traditional markets which offer plenty of things to suit the pocket of every traveller. More than 600 shops are lined in the pedestrian streets and Placa Prim Reus is the most popular shopping center in the city. Centre Comercial Del Pallol', located in the heart of Reus is another place to enjoy shopping and here numerous restaurants and cafes are also available. Reus Central Market is one of the oldest markets in Reus, offering all kinds of stuff.
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