The President of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, visited Casa Navàs on Friday 25 January. Torra had scheduled an institutional visit in the city of Reus and expressly asked to see this emblem of European modernism. The president was received by those in charge of the house and, behind closed doors, attended the guided tour of one hour that is offered in the facilities.

Quim Torra, a very culturally sensitive person, was enthusiastic about the artistic beauty of Casa Navàs, in fact he assured that he will return. For the president, the most significant is the good state of conservation of the space despite being more than one hundred years old and thanked the family for preserving this legacy.

At the end of the visit, Torra signed the house’s book of honour. Thank you for preserving this dream’, was one of the reflections that has stated. The managers of this cultural reference gave the President of the Generalitat the book ‘Casa Navàs. Lluís Domènech i Montaner’ and the collection of poems ‘Vivint a Casa Navàs. 1982-1998’.

January 25, 2019

Casa Navàs was present at FITUR. The management of the premises travelled to Madrid to participate in the most important tourism fair in Europe with the aim of publicising this jewel of world modernism. The cultural premises were promoted in the stand of l’Alianza Turística, formed by the municipalities of Cambrils, Reus, Salou and Vila-seca la Pineda-Playa.

This action enabled contacting and establishing alliances with international tour operators, travel agencies and the media. All of them were pleasantly surprised to discover that it is a unique modernist building in Europe and assured they will promote it among their customers because they are convinced that it will be of interest.

Fitur, with almost 10,000 exhibiting companies from 165 countries and regions, and 251,000 professional visitors and final public in the 2018 edition, is the most important European fair and allows to start measuring the forecasts for the new season.

January 24, 2019

Often finding the perfect gift for a loved one is very complex and giving culture can be one of the best options. That’s why Casa Navàs has designed gift vouchers so you can give tickets for a guided tour of the house as a gift. To get them, all you have to do is go to the Casa Navàs information point (Pl. Mercadal, number 5-7), buy the gift voucher and the person who receives it will be able to change it at any time at the Reus-Gaudí Centre Tourist Office. Reduced tickets have a price of 8 euros and the general price of 10 euros.

Also, if you want to complete the gift, remember that we also have on sale the book ‘La Casa Navàs. Lluís Domènec i Montaner’ and the collection of poems written by Maria Font de Rubinat, the last person who lived in the house, ‘Vivint a Casa Navàs. 1982-1998’.

If you are not sure about what to choose as a gift, don’t think twice: give Casa Navàs as a present!

January 14, 2019

The most emblematic modernist building in the city of Reus now has a website. Behind the domain www.casanavas.cat, the portal is a very useful tool for all those who wish to know the house. The Casa Navàs website contains all the necessary service information for people who want to visit it (schedules, prices, languages, house rules …), as well as an online sales space to streamline the process of purchasing tickets.

The page also allows you to explore the history of Casa Navàs and its architect, Lluís Domènech i Montaner; or see some of the most spectacular images of this architectural gem with photos and the cover video.

All those who are looking for a place to hold a special and intimate celebration (weddings, photo reports, conferences, meetings, dinners, concerts, etc.) in an exclusive space, will also find all the necessary information on the portal. Soon, cultural activities will also be held at Casa Navàs, and as they are programmed, the web calendar will be updated.

Social networks

The opening of the website is another action of Casa Navàs to approach its visitors. A task that started in December when the Instagram and Facebook profiles were launched (@ casanavas.reus). If you want to be up to date with all the novelties of the house, participate in the raffles that are proposed or if you simply want to enjoy the beauty of this space in images, do not hesitate to follow our profiles!

January 4, 2019

The property will keep the cultural facilities open throughout the year and will mark a few months to define the museumisation and restoration project. 

One of the priorities is the reconstruction of the tower and the top part of the house.

A year has already passed since the businessman from Reus Xavier Martínez y Sierra bought two thirds of Casa Navàs. Together with the other owner and heiress of the Navàs-Blasco family, Dolores Blasco Font de Rubinat, they have worked hard to open the house to the public and design a professional structure for the project.

The citizen response has not been long in coming, so much so that from June to November 2018 Casa Navàs has increased by 476% the number of visitors compared to a year ago when the cultural facilities could only be visited once a week. A total of 7,794 people have joined the guided tours.

As for the origin, with 2,775 visitors (36%), the Catalan public has been the majority. It is followed by the international visitorsc with 2,261 people (29%); especially French (878), Russians (313), Germans (172) and English (120). Apart from Catalonia, 1,504 people (19%) from Spain visited Casa Navàs during these six months, while 1,254 people (16%) from Reus visited the house. The percentage of the international and national public has been the one that has grown the most in comparison to 2017, the first one has grown 780% and the second 656%.

With 1,624 people, August was the month with the most visitors. The quietest month was November, when the house received 1,207 visits. The weekends and holidays are, by far, the days in which the occupation is highest, so it is recommended to all those who want to visit the Casa Navàs during these days to book in advance at the Tourist Office of Reus. At the moment the visits have a maximum capacity of 15 people, they last for 50 minutes and are offered in four languages: Catalan, Spanish, English and French.

In order to be able to offer the 39 weekly guided tours, Casa Navàs has 8 workers who carry out the tasks of management, organisation, guidance, surveillance, information and maintenance.

Collaboration with the Reus City Council

Casa Navàs is the most emblematic modernist building in Reus, which is why from day one a collaboration agreement has been established with the City Promotion Agency ‘Reus Promoción’. The aim is for the City Council to promote Casa Navàs as one of the city’s main tourist assets. In addition, the Tourist Board also assumes the tasks of information and commercialisation of the tickets in the Tourist Office – Gaudí Centre.

The future of Casa Navàs

Casa Navàs opened its doors so as not to close them again. The property is set as a priority objective to keep the facilities open throughout the year so that people from Reus and tourists in general can enjoy it. It therefore undertakes to organize three visits in the morning (11 am, 12 am and 13 pm) and three in the afternoon (4 pm, 5 pm and 6 pm) from Monday to Saturday and in the morning on Sundays and holidays. During the months of greater affluence, summer, Christmas and Easter, it will be considered to extend the opening hours.

Apart from the visits, Xavier Martínez and Serra, Dolores Blasco Font de Rubinat and the management team of the house are studying which is the most appropriate museumisation and restoration project for the facilities. The property has established a few months to define it, specify the necessary economic investment and decide the implementation schedule. Among the architectural priorities is the reconstruction of the tower and the top part of the building.

The idea is for Casa Navàs not only to be a facility designed to receive visitors, but quite the opposite. Casa Navàs must become a living space, open to the citizens and that people feel theirs, that’s why we are working to make it a facility that generates culture. In this sense, actions will gradually be incorporated with the idea of offering a cultural activity that differs from that currently provided in the area.

January 1, 2019