Sitges - Tourist Information

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Author: Cristian Atudoroae (Catalonia Pictures)
This full of charm and cosmopolitan seaside town has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the province of Barcelona. Its heritage, the cultural activity, the great tourism infrastructure, countless events, the quality of its beaches, the lively nightlife and its proximity to Barcelona are more than enough reasons for a trip to Sitges.
Sitges is located on the Costa del Garraf, 38 kilometers south of Barcelona and at the foot of the Garraf massif.
Vila Vella
The most interesting part is the Vila Vella (Old Town in English), a set of narrow streets with whitewashed houses and balconies decorated with flowers, declared Cultural Good of National Interest. The old town of Sitges occupies a small promontory overlooking the beaches, known as La Punta. The main monument is the church of Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla, Baroque 18th century. Its asymmetrical silhouette outlined against the blue sea and sky has become the symbol of the city of Sitges.
Next to the church you will find Casa de la Vila (the City Hall), neo-Gothic building from the late 19th century, some splendid Modernist mansions like the Maricel Palace (Maricel del Mar Museum) and the Bacardí House, or the Cau Ferrat Museum.

The waterfront
One of the main attractions of Sitges are the four kilometers of beach. UIts 18 beaches, some with the distinction of quality "Blue Flag", well known for the excellent quality of water, sand or services offered, each summer attracts a large crowd of tourists. Worth going out for a walk in the wide promenade Passeig Marítim with stunning mansions on one side and the sea on the other. Behind the old center stands the beautiful Sant Sebastià Beach, with good restaurants and charming terraces.

The nightlife
Sitges has a deserved reputation as regards to nightlife, concentrated mainly in the town center. Along the Primer de Maig Street, better known as the Street of Sin, a multitude of bars, pubs, discos and gay friendly locals follow one another.
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Data
Population: 28,200
Elevation: 10 m
Municipality: Sitges
Province: Barcelona
Comarca: Garraf
Tourist information office
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Tourist information office
Address: 2, Eduard Maristany Square - Sitges (Barcelona) 08870
Tel.: +34 938 944 251
Email: info@sitgestur.cat

GPS: 41°14'19.9"N 1°48'36.0"E / 41.238861, 1.809992
Gastronomy
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Gastronomy
Cuisine based on fish and rice. A emblematic dish of this town is the xató, a salad made with endive, salted fish and olives, and accompanied by romesco sauce.
Malvasía de Sitges is a sweet and aromatic wine, golden color, hand-crafted.
Holidays and events
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Holidays and events
The Carnival of Sitges, one of the most multitudinous and traditional carnivals in Catalonia - in February.
Rally Barcelona-Sitges, international vintage car race - in March.
Corpus Christi, when the streets are filled with carpets of flowers - in June.
Festa Major de Sitges (Sant Bartomeu Fest) - end of August.
International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia - in the first week of October.
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How to get
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How to get
By train. Regional trains (Middle Distance) with destination to Barcelona, Tarragona, Reus and Lleida. Rodalies - line R2 Sud (Sant Vicenç de Calders - Barcelona).
By bus. Mon-Bus company provides bus service connecting Sitges with Barcelona (Ronda Universitat), Vilanova i la Geltru and the Barcelona-El Prat Airport.
By car. Highway C-32 (Exit 30) and the C-31 roas link Sitges with Barcelona (40 km) and Tarragona (60 km).
By plane. The Barcelona - El Prat Airport is located 25 km from Sitges.
How to move
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How to move
Bus. There are 3 bus lines, with starting point at the railway station.
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Map
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