Vermouth and shops with history tour

Guided tour - Shops with history in Reus - Mari Carmen Granados

Vermouth and shops with history tour

Guided tour - Shops with history in Reus - Mari Carmen Granados
1782

Reus, capital of Baix Camp region, has 107,000 inhabitants.

Reus became the second largest city in Catalonia in the 18th and 19th centuries due to its industrial and commercial activity, based on liquors, spirits and vermouths, the textile industry and its proximity trade. Its elegant streets and modernist buildings of the nineteenth-century bourgeoisie are proof of that glorious time.

Its numerous and attractive shops have positioned the town as the commercial capital of the province of Tarragona. Examples of the importance of its traditional commercial activity are the various historical and centenarian shops that are still persevered.

With this tour we will learn about the modern history of Reus, linked to these economic activities, trade and vermouth, as well as the history of its oldest shops: their decoration, their protagonists, their anecdotes and curiosities. We will discover small museums of everyday life and the vitality of one of the most beautiful cities in Catalonia.

Itinerary

The tour begins in the Plaça del Mercadal, the site of the old market since medieval times. We will visit 7 historical shops of different kinds, including a wine cellar and a grocery store where we will go in depth into the culture and history of the Vermouth of Reus, a product we will also taste.


Language: English

Place: Reus

Province: Tarragona

Country: Spain

Activity level: Suitable for everyone

Duration Service: 2,5 hours

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Accessibility: Wheelchair users
People with reduced mobility

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Author: M.Carme Granados

El meu nom és M. Carme Granados i sóc de Reus. La meva passió per les humanitats em va portar a cursar la llicenciatura d’Història de l’Art a la Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Més tard vaig tenir ocasió d’especialitzar-me cursant el Màster Oficial en Gestió del Patrimoni Cultural de la Universitat de Barcelona. La importància del turisme per a la valoració i la conservació de la nostra cultura i per a la dinamització econòmica i social que desenvolupa, em va dur a orientar la meva carrera professional cap aquest camp. Així doncs, què millor que ser guia turística per viure de prop l’art, la cultura i la història i, poder així, transmetre-les als visitants. He treballat com a monitora de tallers infantils i sènior, com guia i informadora de museus i altres centres culturals, també he tingut ocasió de treballar en la gestió d’alguns museus i evidentment, com a guia turística especialitzada en la província de Tarragona.