Sitges is a beautiful sea side town only 35 kilometers south of Barcelona. It has a long beach, several restaurants, cafes and shops.
In this town there are three museums to visit. These were closed when we went there, because of a public holiday. One of the museums (or two...I don't know) is in the Maricel Palace. This is made of a group of buildings behind the old church. This palace looks like a white citadel.
I went to Sitges from Barcelona by train. I took it from Passeig de Gracia train station. You could also take one from Sants station.
It makes sense to get away from it all and go to Sitges. I went in late Fall 2010, and still enjoyed my time there. Although the beach is not that great; overall, Sitges is a nice seaside town to walk around in and visit for the day.
Since Sitges is world-renowned for its posh homes and upscale vibe, when you visit, definitely check out the architecture of the grand homes of locals and expats alike. There is a street that was historically inhabited by locals who have made money abroad, especially in Cuba, and who decided to come back to build grand homes here. The famous Bacardi house in town was supposedly constructed by the descendants of the company founder who never came back to Sitges.
There is an antiquated part of town with some old wall ruins still intact to this day. A local who showed us around asked one of the keepers of the home (now owned by a Swiss) if we can check out the less visible parts of this old wall; and yes, we were lucky to be given permission to take a quick peek (inside the gate of the home) of the old wall with a cannon jutting off of it.
Sitges also has nice clothing and wonderful pastry shops as well as an outdoor market with local artisans selling their wares.
Enjoy Your Sitges Adventure!
Fondest memory: Gastronomy, history, modern vibe, architecture, the artistry, nature, arts & culture.
Driving an hour by car(or train) from Barcelona you can get to Sitges beaches.
Sitges is a small old city, if I can call it in this way full of charm, nice restaurants and clear sea.