August. Festa Major, Sant Bartomeu
Sant Bartomeu day is the 24th of August. He is the patron of Sitges, so all this week the town celebrate his Festa Major, the main one.
The streets are full of typical dances, concerts, "castellers", "diables" (devils), the "drac" (dragon) and "aliga" (eagle), both going with the "diables". Also the gegants (giants) are wonderful, especially if you go with children. And many, many other things.
But the best moment is the night of the fireworks on the beach, they do it the day 23rd at 23:00 h. It's very famous and many people comes from everywhere to see it, so, here you have a good advise: take a sandwich, a drink, a beach towel, good company and go to the beach, as minimum, 1 hour before it starts, if not, you wouldn't find a place to see the fireworks. They launch them from the church area.
I founded in Youtube some videos about the Festa Major. So here they goes:
Bèsties y diables de Sitges (voice in Catalan)
Ball de bastons (typical dance)
The Romantic Museum, here's one museum that did not move me. The official name is "Can Llopis" and it's an 18th century that has been very well preserved , depicting the way of life of The Romantic Museum "Can Llopis" is a house built at the end of the 18th century catalan bourgeoisie house. What you can see inside is a typical neoclassical house and furniture.
To make it worse there's a doll collection of 400 pieces! It drove me nuts!
it's still a good place to visit for lovers of this kind of architecture
Sitges is about half an hour train ride away from Barcelona. Small quaint town with lovely beaches. It's sort of the small Ibiza or the St. Tropez of Spain.
Sitges is well known for it's lovely beaches, 17 in total. The easiest happening place to reach from Barcelona.
So if you have time or a day to spare while in Barcelona, put it in your itinerary.
Cosmopolitan yet down to earth
The promenade is flat, wide and bordered by numerous places to stop for food and drink, and until you get to the bars and restaurants nearest to the church, not too expensive. Very little in the way of tacky merchandise and each of the side streets off the main promenade, have enticing shops, buildings or eating places to enjoy on your evening meander.