This suggestive name invites you to discover the landscapes that enamoured four universal geniuses in their different genres of art: Gaudí, Miró, Picasso and Pau Casals.
All four were linked in one way or another to the area of Tarragona. Antoni Gaudí was born in Reus in 1852, where you will find the Gaudí Centre, a themed centre dedicated to this genius of Modernist architecture. In fact the city has several notable examples of his work. Joan Miró first arrived at Mas Miró of Mont-roig del Camp in 1911. There he spent much time and was able to capture like nobody else the special light of itslandscapes. The La masia painting is a good example of his works. Pablo Picasso went to Horta de Sant Joan twice, in 1898 and 1909, where he discovered the Mont-roig del Camp nature that surrounds this village, the landscape of the area of Els Ports – now a national park, as well as its people and their way of cultivating the land. Horta de Sant Joan is a village that conserves all the charms of rural architecture and has a visitors’ centre in his name. Pau Casals, the great musician, was born in El Vendrell in 1876. Despite spending long seasons playing on the largest stages in the world, he always returned to the family home by the beach of Sant Salvador, where the current Vil·la Museu Pau Casals is housed.
A Diverse Landscape
From the mountains inland where the mountain goat leaps at will from rock to rock to the sweeping sands of the ‘Golden Coast’ of the Costa Dorada, a visit to these lands in southern Catalonia will involve a wealth of experiences.
More information: www.elpaisatgedelsgenis.cat
Address: Edifici Gaudí Centre .Pl. Mercadal.
Mont-roig del Camp. Tourist Office and Mountain Bike Centre
Address: Carrer Aureli M. Escarré.
Phone: 977 810 978
Horta de Sant Joan. Tourist Office
Address: Pl. Catalunya.
Phone: 977 435 043
El Vendrell. Tourist Office
Address: Av. Brisamar, 1 (Coma-ruga).
Phone: 977 680 010