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The Miró Centre, located at Mont-Roig del Camp, focuses on the work and life of painter Joan Miró.
He arrived at Mont-Roig del Camp in 1911 aged 18 years and quickly fell under the spell of the landscapes of this location which inspired him artistically.
Since 2004, the Miró Centre has invited visitors to discover facsimiles of Miró's work, which is spread around the world in various museums.
A real boon for all art lovers who can enjoy discovering the old church of the village in which the Miró Centre stands - a church that Miró portrayed in the painting Poble i església de Mont-roig (1919).
Reus is the birthplace of Gaudí. This centre is therefore a tribute to this artist within the town where he was born, its goal being to highlight the work of this great artist. The Gaudí Centre Reus is equipped with modern audiovisual facilities and technologies so you can learn, observe, see and feel differently; an original approach to the work and genius of Gaudí!
The new church of Sant Miquel was built in 1801 but remains unfinished today. To erect such a large monument, a block of 22 houses had to be demolished - because of its size this church is also commonly called the "Cathedral of the Costa Daurada". In the twelfth century, a castle stood in the location of today's church. Previous periods of prosperity, war and peace have impacted the church's construction, which explains its current incomplete state. In spite of this, the church's first mass was celebrated in 1947. The internal frescos, created in the 1960s by Jaume Minguell, are of particular note in this classically-styled church.
In the coastal town of Cambrils, life revolves around the harbour. Go for a stroll here and get up close to the defensive tower that watches over the port: it's visible from quite a distance. You will also see the castle, an ancient fortress built by the Baron of Vilafortuny which is now a holiday resort. As you walk, you will notice the square form of the old Telegraph Tower, known as El Telégrafo de l’Esquirol. Also worth a visit its the sanctuary of El Camí, with its crypt and watchtower.
Visit the Barenys Roman Villa Archaeological Park and discover the remains of a Roman settlement dating from the 1st, to the middle of the 2nd century BC. Ceramics were produced on the site, which included a purpose-built rectangular building. The massive kiln, 3 1/2 metres in diameter which was used for firing ceramics can be seen: the lower section, where the fire was lit as well as the perforated grid which let the heat pass through to fire the ceramics have been retained. Next to the kiln are the remains of a large, columned space which most likely housed the potters' workshops.