Sitges

Sitges

Sitges is a lovely Mediterranean coastal town, a seaside resort some 35 km 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.

Get in

 From Barcelona:

The easiest way is by the Spanish Railways (RENFE), “Rodalies de Catalunya” . The journey by train (R2) from Barcelona costs €3.60 (4 Zones on the Barcelona suburban railway services), and takes around 35 minutes. Direct trains leave from Passeig de Gràcia or Sants stations – from Plaça de Catalunya a change is required at Barcelona-Sants. There are four trains an hour – two fast trains and two stopping trains. From Plaça de Catalunya there is nightbuses (Mon-Bus) when normal busservice 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 €5, 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, changing at El Prat de Llobregat). 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.

Get around

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.

Visit

Sitges Tourist Routes 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….

  • Cau Ferrat: this house was owned by Santiago Russiñol, a modernist painter that gave a lot of life to the movement. many parties where held here, and now you can see paintings, sculptures, etc. the name comes from Cau, (“place”) and ferrat, (“made of iron”), since the place has many decorative items made of these materials.
  • This museum has a small Picasso, several el Grecos as well as some small pieces by a range of Catalan modernists.

Do 

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.

  • Santa Tecla Festival. between 15th and 23rd September. One of the most important Spanish traditional festival, between 15th and 23rd September. It has been celebrated since 1321 and it has been considered of national touristic interest by Spanish government. Human towers, historical parades and fireworks are some of the main activities. 
  • Sitges Events , offers information on the various events in Sitges,

 


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