By Stefanie Michaels
Sitges is a coastal town located in the province of Barcelona, in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated about 20 miles/35 kilometers southwest of Barcelona on the Mediterranean Sea. An easy train ride gets travelers from Barcelona to Sitges.
Sitges is known for its beautiful beaches and laid-back atmosphere. Strolling on the promenade past cafes and restaurants is a thing. Turn off the main street and get lost on narrow cobblestone streets boasting shopping ops ranging from high-end designer boutiques to local markets and craft shops.
Sitges, Spain, is Spanish, and locals speak Castilian—a Romance language from the Iberian Peninsula. Sitges, like the rest of Spain, is on the Euro.
Here’s a list of eight things to see and do;
- Visit the Church of Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla: Built in the 18th century, this church is one of the most important landmarks in Sitges, known for its impressive Baroque architecture and stunning frescoes.
- Explore the Old Town: Take a stroll through the narrow cobblestone streets of Sitges’ Old Town, lined with colorful houses, cafes and boutique shops.
- Visit the Museu Maricel de Mar: This museum is located in a Modern-style mansion. It boasts an impressive collection of art, ceramics, and furniture.
- Relax on the beach: Visitors flock to this area for its famed beautiful beaches. The most popular ones are Platja de la Barra and Platja de Sant Sebastià.
- Take a boat tour: Make time for a scenic boat tour around the town and the surrounding coast. From booking a private yacht, sailboat, or even a kayak tour, guests can view Sitges from the sea and get a different perspective of its beauty. Tours also offer views of the Mediterranean Sea and the local beaches.
- Visit the Cau Ferrat Museum: Located in the house of Santiago Rusiñol, a famous Catalonian artist and writer, this museum houses a collection of art and artifacts from the region.
- Visit the Fundació Stämpfli: This art foundation features contemporary art exhibitions and also hosts events and workshops.
- Visit the Aiguadolç Marina: Stroll along the Aiguadolç This is a place to see and be seen. Visitors and locals line the promenade at the many restaurants and cafes, taking in views of mega yachts. It’s also a great place to end the day with a sunset and a glass of local Cava— Spain’s version of Champagne.