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Aerial view of Sitges. Photographer: Mike McBey
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, at the foot of the Garraf massif.

Vila Vella

The most interesting part is the Old Town, an ensemble 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. Its 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.


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.

Plaça Eduard Maristany, 2
Sitges (Barcelona) 08870
Tel.: +34 938 944 251
GPS: 41°14'19.9"N 1°48'36.0"E | 41.238861, 1.809992
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 Holiday) - end of August.
International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia - in the first week of October.
Accommodation in Sitges
Accommodation in Sitges
How to get
By car
Highway C-32 (Exit 30) and the C-31 road link Sitges with Barcelona (40 km) and Tarragona (60 km).
By bus
Bus services connect Sitges with Barcelona (Ronda Universitat), Vilanova i la Geltru and Barcelona-El Prat Airport.
By train
Regional trains (Middle Distance) with destination to Barcelona, Tarragona, Reus and Lleida.
Rodalies (Commuter) - line R2 Sud (Sant Vicenç de Calders - Barcelona).
By planen
The Barcelona - El Prat Airport is located 25 km from Sitges.
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