Reus Spain

Guide to Reus, a city located in Tarragona on the Costa Dorada, Spain.

Reus Town Hall Costa Dorada

Cities of the Costa Dorada - Reus

Reus Spain - Capital of the Baix Camp district of the Tarragona province of Catalonia, Spain, the city of Reus is a mostly industrial conurbation which is primarily notable as the location of the main airport for accessing the historic city of Tarragona and the coastal resorts of the Costa Dorada, in particular Salou, La Pineda and Cambrils.

Reus has a population of 104,835 (2007) and a municipal area of 52.71 square kilometres, it is located on a coastal plain just inland of Tarragona and the Costa Dorada coastline.

The first mention of Reus seems to have been during the 13th century, but it did not have much significance until the 18th century when it developed a thriving textiles industry, it officially became a city in the 1840's.

Reus and its environs has for many centuries been notable for the production of wines and spirits, other products include olives and hazelnuts.

Reus is perhaps best known as the birthplace of the famous Catalan architect Antonio Gaudi (1852-1926), an exponent of the Modernist movement who is best known for his Sagrada Familia in Barcelona to which he devoted most of his life, and is to this day unfinished.

Worth a visit in the old quarter of Reus is the Gothic San Pedro church (Antonio Gaudi was christened here on 26th June 1852), and the Prim-Rull Museum.

Reus Airport - Reus airport is located to the east of the city about 3 kilometres from the city centre, it welcomes flights from numerous UK airports including Gatwick, Luton, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow and Liverpool. The telephone number for the airport is (0034) 977 779 800.

Reus Hotels: Reus has a wide choice of hotels, many in or close to the city centre you can pick from the Hotle Gaudi, the Hotel Quality Reus, the Hotel NH Ciutat de Reus and the Hotel Mas Passamaner,

Reus Markets: The main weekly market in Reus is held on Mondays in the Plaza near the covered market hall, the covered market is opposite the Hospital Sant Joan in the centre of Reus.

Reus Fiestas: You will find plenty of fiestas and festivals in and around Reus, those in the city itself include the Carnival in February, the Fiesta Mayor de Sant Pere (June), the Feria de Sant Jaume and the Festes de Misericordia (September).

Reus Camping: There are plenty of camping facilities in the environs of Reus, the best ones along the coast, you could try Camping La Pineda de Salou site at Carretera de la Costa Tarragona a Salou, Km.5 - 43481 - La Pineda - Tarragona (0034 977 373 081).

The usual arrival point for Reus is the airport, by road it can be accessed from the A-7 and AP-7 motorways.

Reus Links: Reus Map - Reus Weather

Costa Dorada Attractions: Port Aventura - River Ebro Fishing

Costa Dorada Golf: Golf Bonmont Terres Noves - Spain Golf Courses

Costa Dorada Places: Altafulla - Cambrils - La Mora - La Pineda - Miami Playa - Mora D'Ebre - Salou - Sitges - Tamarit - Torredembarra - Tortosa

Costa Dorada Cities: Tarragona - Barcelona

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