Sitges is a lovely Mediterranean coastal town, a seaside resort some 35km southwest of Barcelona in Catalunya, Spain. Sitges is a seaside town with great beaches and excellent tourist facilities. Recognized as one of the most charming towns and prestige of the Catalan coast, enjoys a mild and temperate micro climate, which means that visitors can enjoy enviable temperatures every month of the year Sitges has one of most vibrant and hippest gay scenes on the coast. The beaches are very colorful and fun! The city which overlooks the Mediterranean has large avenues, narrow streets, four museums and the gorgeous beaches of Costa Dorada/Golden Coast
Sitges is a unique enclave on the Mediterranean coast, protected by the Garraf's Parc mountains. With 300 days of sunshine per year, Sitges has an excellent microclimate that allows you to enjoy this beautiful coastal town. Throughout the year there are countless events, such as: the Sitges International Film Festival, Sitges Carnival, local festivities, Theatre Festival, Vintage car rally, Gay Pride, concerts and more. Sitges is home to many cultural and artistic activities and numerous art galleries and craft stores. Together with a vibrant nightlife, any visit promises to be unforgettable.
A few minutes from the city of Barcelona (35km) and Barcelona, El Prat International Airport (25 km), Sitges is an unbeatable option for both private or corporate holidays. The region can also be accessed from Reus and Girona airports with low cost airlines flying from many European airports.
Sitges is a large village (about 44 sq km ) in Garraf, in the Barcelona province in the autonomous region of Catalonia. It has more than 28,000 inhabitants, of whom about 30% are non-native, which gives the town a very special character and charm.
Sitges is a maritime town. It has a large tourist infrastructure and facilities. With three local marinas, it has more than any other town in Spain. In addition to tourism, there are fishing and shoe-making and artistic businesses, though the former now consist of smaller workshops. The town was rebuilt in the last century, to accommodate increased tourism. There are some 13 individually named beaches along a 2.5km promenade.
Noted for its outstanding location, the Church of Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla, better known as "La Punta" at the end of the promenade in a bastion above steps and a coastal cliff, has become one of the most recognized icons in Sitges, much photographed and painted. Its structure is quite peculiar, because it has two bell towers, and possesses one of the watch towers that served the population to calculate the time. Its facade is quite simple but the frame where it is located is incomparable. The beautiful parish of San Bartolome and Santa Tecla is certainly the image that symbolizes Sitges. The church, built in the seventeenth century but with many subsequent amendments, is a charming Baroque style and the interior retains several Renaissance and Baroque altars and an organ of 1690.
El Raco de la Calma is a really lovely place to pass by sen route from the beach of San Sebastian to the church of Sant Bertomeu and Santa Tecla. Walking through the Racó you will find the most beautiful and relaxing places in Sitges, as musicians help the relaxation and tranquility to appreciate. At the end of this walk in a large square overlooking the sea and the lighthouse there is a very nice market where we can buy accessories, earrings, clothes, bracelets .
Sitges is a wonderful place to spend a great summer on its magnificent beaches and to roam around its magnificent streets.
The easiest way is by the Spanish Railways (RENFE , "Rodalies de Catalunya" ). The journey by train (R2 Sud) from Barcelona costs €4,20 (single) or €8,40 8return) (4 Zones on the Barcelona suburban railway services), and takes around 35 minutes. Direct trains leave from Passeig de Gràcia; Sants and Estació de França stations - from Plaça de Catalunya (L1 Metro) change at Barcelona-Sants. There are four trains an hour - two fast trains and two stopping trains. From Plaça de Catalunya there is a night bus service (Mon-Bus) when normal bus service stops at about 10:30 PM.
By car, there are two routes - either via the C-31 (a local road which winds its way around the cliff faces) or the C-32 (a toll motorway). The C-32 is recommended for speed and safety, however it costs around €6, while the C-31 is free.
By Air, the closest international airport is Barcelona/El Prat de Llobregat(BCN) airport (Sitges is accessible by train from Terminal 2 via Rodalies mainline or Metro L9 services or T1 via Metro L9. Both require changing at El Prat de Llobregat stations. Reus/Tarragona(REU) airport is an alternative,for regional flights (Sitges is accessible by train changing at either Sant Vicenç de Calders or Vilanova i la Geltrú).Girona/Gerona(GRO) airport is over 125 km in Costa Brava.
Walk or taxi cab; it is a charming small city.Sitges allows the movement of vehicles for their urban fabric, only some of the streets near "Cap de la Vila", the inner city, have limited to motor vehicle traffic, allowing pedestrians and cycling. There are several bus lines that serve communication with the various developments that surround the town of Sitges. It may be interesting to park the car at any of the park and ride there and l walk closer to the center, and especially advisable in the months of July and August to avoid driving on the center with the car. The best way is rent a electric Bike.
For its rich cultural diversity allows different tourist routes that show as the passage of time has left its mark on this beach town so special. Known tourist routes in Sitges and are therefore recommended as the tourism promotion agency as those made by AGIS, are the "Indianos Route", Sitges in Time of Modernism Route, Sitges Old Town, The Souls Route, Terramar Route, Route de la Malvasia, La Ruta de las Mujeres de Sitges and its proximity to the Parc del Garraf is also recommended Route dels Sentits Garraf.
Interestingly distracted by corners that Sitges has to offer and is highly recommended especially starting Ride La Fragata, climb to the church Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla and continue walking in the Raco de la Calma, past museums Maricel, Cau Ferrat and reach the tranquil beach of San Sebastian.
Sitges Holidays and Traditions Sitges offers visitors not only a pleasant and pretty coastal village and magnificent spaces for visiting Sitges also offers many events, activities, festivals that make its cultural and artistic life transcend beyond the Mediterranean's Sea waters.
They are internationally known its International Film Festival, The Carnival, The Gay Pride, Classic Car Rally Barcelona-Sitges, The International Tango Festival, and popular folk character, but no less attractive highlights La Festa Major de Sant Bartomeu, the Festa Major de Santa Tecla, El Corpus, La Nit de Foc, Mare de Deu del Carme, The Verema....
Sitges has 17 beaches adorning the coastline of Sitges, some close to the village center and other far, more dispersed , but all of them have the necessary services. There are great beaches, small coves, family beaches, naturist beaches.... Urban beaches are easily reached on foot from the beautiful promenade. Six of these beaches were honored recently with the ISO 14001 certification for the quality of water, sand, cleaning services, lifesaving.
Sitges Food and Drink Sitges offers visitors an extraordinary cuisine, where Mediterranean cuisine such high regard that world has acquired in recent times is exalted. Rice, fresh fish, famous xató, .... The tasting Mediterranean cuisine is very pleasant in the seafront in Sitges. It should be noted the Malvasia de Sitges, as sweet dessert wine, aromatic, made from the grape variety of the same name. Malvasia de Sitges today enjoys international recognition thanks to the action of Slow Food. We should not go to Sitges without having tasted the typical Spanish tapas in one of the many tapas establishments that offer discounts for all visitors to Sitges.
Buy Sitges Sitges has a wide range of shops, the town center streets are full of small shops that allow consumers to meet their consumption needs. The Main Street, The Parellades street, The Cap de la Vila, Jesus Street, the Sant Francesc street, ... are some of the most commercial streets of the town center. There are various craftworks products Sitges, are famous miniature reproductions of the most characteristic elements of the Local Festa Major.
In Sitges (unlike nearby Barcelona) all of the shops are allowed to open on Sundays. You will find a wide range of fashion stores around the city. Several of them carry top brands. Pedestrian streets on the city center get quite crowded on Sunday afteroons with tourists and people from Barcelona buying. Be aware that several shops on the afternoon open just after 17:30 and stay open untill 21:00.
Sitges offers a wide range of restaurants. You will find that best suits your taste. The Mediterranean cuisine is offered in most establishments in high quality level. Highly recommended to try tapas establishments.
Sitges Pubs streets near the waterfront are filled with street cafes. Local youngsters gather on the beach after nightfall.
Sitges has great range of bars and places in which to enjoy a drink, a wine, a beer in the company of his acquaintances friends. Night pubs in the Port of Aiguadolç, the Sweet Pacha , Disco Atlantida, but undoubtedly the place par excellence of nightlife is "Sin street - La Calle del Pecado" and popularly known by the concentration of bars and nightlife venues. You can not go off Sitges without having enjoyed its nightlife.
Sitges has over 5,000 beds to accommodate the many tourists who hosts. The hotel offer covers all tastes and prices, from large hotels from large chains to those small boutique hotels and family service. Tourists also enjoy a generous offer apartments for rent.
Sitges Gay - Gayfriendly