Can you imagine being able to touch a chimney of the Pedrera
, and a few steps further on, to admire the starry dome of the Palau Güell
? And to be able to enter the workspace that Gaudí had in the Sagrada Familia
? The Gaudí Centre in Reus is much more than a tribute from the municipality of Tarragona to one of its most illustrious and universally known sons. It is a modern and interactive museum that, since 2007, has set out to explain the life and work of the architect in an educational way.
The 1,200 square metres
of exhibition space is divided into three levels that lays out a journey starting with who Gaudí was and the Reus of his birth, and finishing with the keys to his architectural language, passing through a space in which to discover his work along the way.
Technology is key to this museum project. And it is through technology that a complete sensory experience
is created, using a combination of tactile models, immersive audiovisual projections and special effects such as mappings
. Visitors can experience firsthand how Gaudí played with space, light, air and water in his buildings. And at the same time they can find out about the enigmas and the hidden and mysterious aspects of his architecture.
The Museum also exhibits a few original objects such as the only surviving handwritten notebook of Gaudí.