What to see in Sitges?
Sitges is a beautiful coastal town in Barcelona with a huge number of tourist activities. Here are a few of the highlights.
Sitges has some of the most beautiful beaches in Catalonia, with a wide range of services and water sports. There are a total of 17 beaches along the coast, the closest to our hotels being Ribera Beach, one of the largest in Sitges, where you will find our Sitges Beach Club; Sant Sebastià Beach, the perfect place for a family day out in front of the old fishing village; and Fragata Beach, the best beach for sports, next to the Nàutic Club.
Stroll through the old quarter of Sitges
Perhaps one of the most attractive activities for the traveller in Sitges is to stroll through the streets of the old quarter, enjoying the medieval cobbled streets and the remains of the walls, admiring the colonial buildings from the end of the 19th century, or visiting emblematic monuments such as the Church of Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla and the Cau Ferrat Museum, which we will mention below.
Church of Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla
This 17th-century Baroque church is one of the most important symbols of Sitges. Located on a hill overlooking the sea and the promenade, the Church of Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla stands out for the two bell towers on its façade and the various Renaissance and Baroque altarpieces inside.
Cau Ferrat Museum
Located in the house-workshop of one of the most important Catalan modernist artists, Santiago Rusiñol, and founded by him in 1893, this museum houses an interesting collection of sculptures, ceramics, wrought iron, glass and paintings by great artists such as Rusiñol himself, Picasso, Zuloaga, El Greco and many more
The Sitges Promenade, or Passeig de la Ribera, stretches for 2.5 kilometres from the Church of Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla to the Terramar Gardens. Along the way, you’ll see small colonial-style mansions, enjoy the sea breeze and discover the pleasant atmosphere of the town in its everyday life.
Situated between the sea and a golf course, the gardens are the perfect setting for strolling, enjoying nature and relaxing in the small artificial lakes.
Plaça de la Vila
A meeting point in Sitges, where numerous shopping streets converge. One of the highlights of the square is the modernist building known as Casa Bartomeu Carbonell or Casa del Reloj, which is listed in the Inventory of Architectural Heritage of Catalonia.
Sitges Film Festival
Sitges is famous for its fantastic international film festival, which attracts filmmakers and fans from all over the world. It is one of the most prestigious film events in Europe, offering audiences the best of international film production every year.