Route of “The Americanos”
- Casa Severià Virella /Villa Ana
- Mercat de Sitges – Sitges Market (now Casa Bacardi)
- Casa Ferrer Torralbes / Villa Anita
- Casa Sebastià Sans Bori
- Casa Joan Robert i Brauet
- Casa Bonaventura Blai / Villa Avelina
- Casa Bartomeu Misas
We present a tourist itinerary to visit the architectural jewels of the period of the “Americanos”, people from Sitges who emigrated to Cuba in search of fortune between the end of the 18th century and the first part of the 20th century and who, on their return to the town, invested a large part of their savings in the construction of buildings and mansions.
Begin the tour at the hotel medium sitges park, previously Casa de Severià Virella, or Villa Ana, then turn right and take the first street on the left. This is where Calle Illa de Cuba begins and where we can see Casa Sebastià Sans Bori (halfway along the street) and Casa Bonaventura Blai (at the intersection with Calle San Gaudeni).
At the end of the street, turn left into Avenida Artur Carbonell, where you can see Villa Havemann or Ave María, with original modifications by the architect Josep Doménech i Estapà.
A little further along is Villa Subur, much more modest but equally charming.
In Pla de l’Ajuntament, we find Casa Bacardi (the old Sitges municipal market) that houses an exhibition of the life and work of the local entrepreneur Facundo Bacardi i Massó, known for making his fortune with the famous Bacardi rum.
Continue along Calle Santiago Rusiñol to number 33 and Casa Ferrer Torralbes, where our tour ends.