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Reus

Reus

Wonderfully positioned on the east coast of Spain, visitors of Reus are greeted by an intoxicating nightlife, lashing of great sunny weather and a cultural scene that boasts some of the finest wines in the world. Thanks to its strong reputation for quality vino the many local restaurants offer an array of delicious specialities centred around the great local wines, while the shopping scene is dominated by an amazing selection of quality markets and impressive boutique stores.

Barcelona may possess his buildings but Reus is the birthplace of Spain’s favourite architect, Antoni Gaudí, and its hoteliers aren’t about to let you forget it. Most overt is the Hotel Gaudí (Carrer Arrabal Robuster 49), which although not Gaudí-designed, is on the city’s modernist art route and five minutes from the centre. A slightly more luxe option is Brea’s Hotel (Avinguda Reus Tarragona 1), which has gorgeous city views and a great restaurant specialising in Catalan cuisine. For those on a budget, there’s the central Hotel Ollé (Passeig Prim 45), a comfortable base for exploring the city.

Reus’ dramatic colonnaded squares and imposing honey stone boulevards are home to more than 600 shops, including the usual suspects such as Zara and Mango. But it’s not all high-street heaven; the city is home to several markets, including the vast Mercadillo Central de Reus (Carrer Prat de la Riba), which has more than 150 stalls selling everything from unique handicrafts to fresh, local food. Most of the big designer names are to be found at Passeig Comercial El Pallol (Carrer de La Presó 4), offering boutiques, restaurants and bars in the heart of the city.

Reus is the capital of Baix Camp, a Spanish comarca (county) famous for its excellent wines. Not surprisingly then, the foodie scene in the city revolves around the ruby brew, with local sommeliers only too happy to point you in the right direction. La Giberga (Carrer d' en Vilàr 12) is a good place to start and has excellent local wines to accompany its repertoire of hearty Catalan fare. Cullerades (Carrer de Pubill Oriol 8) is a family-run restaurant that’s also worth a visit if just for the menjar blanc – a local pudding made with cream and almonds. Head to Ciutat Gaudí (Passeig Prim 2) for tasty local tapas.

Reus Carnival
February
This two-week street party includes all the classic elements of a carnival: parades, wackily dressed participants and huge, elaborate floats. There’s also free-flowing food and drink.


FEC Festival
March
Whether a comedy skit, mini documentary or cinematic art installation, this annual film festival is dedicated to the short, which means there’s always plenty to see.


Trapezi
May
For a few days each May, Reus is invaded by hordes of acrobats performing in streets and squares across the city. As you’d expect, those who have mastered the trapeze top the bill.


Festa major de Sant Pere
June
The biggest fiesta on the Reus social calendar, Sant Pere celebrates the life of the city’s patron saint with parades, virtuoso displays of Catalan dancing and a huge bonfire. The event also includes the ‘dance of the giants’, when locals sporting oversized papier mâché outfits attempt to pirouette through the street.


Cos
October
Autumn sees theatre companies from all over Europe descend on the city for its annual mime festival. The four-day event includes a mix of performances, workshops and discussions.

TIMETABLES

This is a Summer only destination

ESSENTIALS

Language
Spanish
Currency
Euro
Time zone
GMT +1
Flight time
2 Hours 30
Holiday type
Beach , City Break , Summer Sun

WEATHER

24/04/14
Patchy rain possible
Patchy rain possible
12°C
min
22°C
max
25/04/14
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
10°C
min
19°C
max
26/04/14
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
12°C
min
23°C
max
27/04/14
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
10°C
min
21°C
max
28/04/14
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
10°C
min
22°C
max
29/04/14
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
11°C
min
21°C
max
30/04/14
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
12°C
min
24°C
max
Jan
14°C max
4°C min
Feb
16°C max
5°C min
Mar
18°C max
7°C min
Apr
19°C max
9°C min
May
23°C max
13°C min
Jun
27°C max
17°C min
Jul
29°C max
20°C min
Aug
30°C max
20°C min
Sep
26°C max
17°C min
Oct
22°C max
13°C min
Nov
18°C max
8°C min
Dec
15°C max
5°C min

AIRLINES

TODAY'S WEATHER

Patchy rain possible 21°C
12°C
min
22°C
max
65%
huimidity

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