Sitges Travel Guide

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Sitges Highlights

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     Gay paradise, close to Barcelona. 

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     It isn't huge, so it loses some of its charm with time. 

  • In a nutshell
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     A summer retreat destination for northern Eurpeans, good for a long weekend's relaxation. 

Sitges Things to Do

  • Beaches

    What do you do in Sitges? Beach! bake in the sun, swim, swim and swim.........Sitges is the nearest place from Barcelona with nice sandy beaches...aside from Barceloneta of course which is inside Barcelona itself. We took the Renfe train for a half an hour ride from Barcelona Sants Estacio station.

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  • Walking

    If you visit the Museum Maricel, do not miss the "Sant Miquel" Tower, the "Saló d'Or" (Golden Hall), the "Saló Blau" (Blue Hall) and the cloister, with its magnificient views of the sea. I spent there almost half an hour...just looking around me, listening to the the seagulls and looking at the sea.....

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  • Passeig de la Ribera

    With hills and Old Sitges on one side and the Mediterranean on the other, the Passeig de la Ribera is the most scenic part of Sitges. The long boulevard hugs the bay and boasts numerous beaches and beautiful architecture. Many cafés and restaurants are also located here. As a result, Passeig de la Ribera has become the main area in Sitges where...

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  • Esglesia de Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla

    Dominating the skyline of Sitges, the Església de Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla dates from the 17th century. The octagonal tower, however, is a 19th century addition. The church replaced a previous 14th century Gothic structure, which in turn had been built over the ruins of a Romanesque chapel. Behind the church is the old town of Sitges and some of...

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  • Passeig Marítim

    Walking (or cycling, or roller skating) along the Passeig Marítim gives you the opportunity of enjoying the beach, the view and finding also some artists, as painters, sculptors of sand or this man with his violin. Believe it or not, these pictures were taken in November.

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  • Cau Ferrat

    Built in 1893 as a residence for Santiago Rusiñol, Cau Ferrat incorporates Gothic windows taken from the nonextant Sitges castle that once existed on the site. Cau Ferrat is adjacent to Maricel de Mar.

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  • Museu Maricel de Mar

    Although not terribly ancient, the Maricel de Mar building is one of Sitges' most recognisable features. The building as it stands dates from 1911, but it was built on the foundation of an older chapel whose arches were incorporated in the existing building. It was rebuilt as a residence in an eclectic Gothic style, but now serves as a museum...

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  • Beach

    What do you do in Sitges? Beach! bake in the sun, swim, swim and swim.........Sitges is the nearest place from Barcelona with nice sandy beaches...aside from Barceloneta of course which is inside Barcelona itself.We took the Renfe train for a half an hour ride from Barcelona Sants Estacio station.

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  • Passeig Marítim

    Walking (or cycling, or roller skating) along the Passeig Marítim gives you the opportunity of enjoying the beach, the view and finding also some artists, as painters, sculptors of sand or this man with his violin.Believe it or not, these pictures were taken in November.

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Sitges Restaurants

  • Waste of money

    We were looking forward to have a nice dinner in this restaurant after reading some of the reviews, what a mistake to say the least, in the present climate I don't think anybody is being frivolous with money but that is how it felt, my money has been wasted. Although the place was not busy waiters were not bothered to give a service. Food: Prawns...

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  • Great and traditional food

    UPDATED ON JUNE 15 2011. Unfortunately, I was on La Santa María last weekend, and now it's not so good as I remembered :o(La Pinta, La Niña and La Santa María are the names of the 3 ships that Cristobal Colon used in the Spanish expedition that discovered America in 1492. But they're also the names of 3 restaurants in Sitges. They have the same...

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  • My favourite restaurant in Sitges

    This is a gay restaurant but, obviously, is opened to everybody. The waiters are very kind and helpful, the dishes are excellent, and it's full of details, as, for example, a glass of cava with freeze raspberry liquor inside.

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  • The best meal in 4 weeks of European...

    It was a Tuesday night. There was a monsoon beating down on the town and the main street, as it is designed to be (e.g. the stepping stones between shops in the road) was a raging torrent, so this wasn't the best night for us to sample the atmosphere, but what an experience it was. From start to finish the food was well cooked, presented in an...

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  • Lo mejor una paella

    Buena relacion Calidad / Precio.De 1 a 10 puntos : 9 Cualquier tipo de paella. Sobre todo la de Marisco.

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  • The best in all my world trips

    Very nice restaurant near the church in the street, Career Nou at number 14, nice decoration, lovely...We was there with 6 poeple and it was so perfect, everything, service, food, presentation, clean and very cheap for the Quality, what y never have before in all my trips around the world, Europe, USA, Australia... it' s only to recomend... go and...

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Sitges Nightlife

  • For girls and their friends

    In Sitges you can find a lot of bars for gays but, what about lesbians? The answer is Marypili, a nice little bar with a great terrace.They make excellent coffee, cocktails and now they also serve the typical vermouth at noon during the weekends.Besides, Michi the owner has a lot of initiatives which make this bar a really nice place where having a...

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  • montemarte by the sea

    This street is wall to wall cruise cafes for its entire length and it goes from dawn till well after dusk.The Viking, Parrots,Burgerking all have that Parisienne montemarte cafe in the street feel. It leads to the beach and the gayclubs in the joan tarrida street so we see all the glitz and glam go by. evening glam

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  • Super Welcome

    It may be a small entrance up stairs on one of the many narrow streets of the town yet inside it has an atmposphere beyond belief. The staff welcome you with open arms, in some cases literally :-) Its more like being in some ones house for a party than in a bar.A must for anyone visiting the town...

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Sitges Transportation

  • Bus Plana offers different trips to...

    http://www.autocarsplana.com/Barcelona – Tarragona – Salou - Port Aventura - Cambrils BM i La Granadella (going through Sitges, Torredembarra, Altafulla , Pineda) Sitges – Pineda – Port Aventura – Salou – BM Cambrils Barcelona – Tarragona – Salou - Port Aventura - Cambrils BM i La Granadella (going through Sitges, Torredembarra, Altafulla , Pineda)...

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  • The T-10 card

    The T-10 card is a very useful way for moving in public transport. For going from Sitges to Barcelona you need a 3 zones card, but for moving just around Barcelona a 1 zone card will be enough.Apart of this, it has other advantages:- The T-10 card has 10 trips that can be used by more than one person. You have to pass it trough the machine in the...

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  • Renfe train

    Catch the 30-minute renfe train ride from Sants Estacio station of Barcelona to Sitges. Ticket Booth 5,6,7 i think. Fare is euro 6 return fare already!

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Sitges Shopping

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  • Shopping area

    You can find most of the shops in Carrer Sant Francesc, Carrer Parellades, Carrer Major and Carrer Jesús. Curiosly, they make a cross with the Cap the la Vila in the middle.The sales begin every year in the 7 of January and the 1st of July.

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  • art book paradise

    Big, modern and extensive,you have everything.I was quite pleased airlines have weight restrictions and i do not have that many coffee tables.This is a serious collection for serious art lovers,complementing all the lovely little art galleries. Guess?

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Sitges Local Customs

  • House's number

    Walking in the village center you will notice this little ceramics crafts. They indicate the house number or some sights

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  • March. The antique cars rally

    In march it's made a rally with antique cars from Barcelona to Sitges. They drive through the road C-31, also know as "carretera de las costas", that means road of the coast, it's a little road full of curves and spectacurar views of the sea. When the cars arrive to Sitges, the drivers rest a little bit and the people can enjoy with the cars parked...

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  • December. Christmas

    There's not a special tradition located in Sitges. For many people the main celebration is "Nochebuena" on 24th by night, but this tradition comes from the South of Spain. Christmas day, on the 25th, is celebrated in everywhere, in Catalunya is tradition to eat this day chicken with prunes. The day after, 26th, Sant Esteve, is the main celebration...

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Sitges What to Pack

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    by Maidstoneman Written Sep 25, 2005

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    Miscellaneous: If staying in the old town bring ear plugs with you. The narrow streets are noisy during the day but at night, as people travel from bar to bar and club to club, it gets intolerable. And it is so simply solved!

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Sitges Off The Beaten Path

  • Bar El Cable

    Do you want to know what all this people are doing in the street? Is it a demonstration? Is it a "botellón"? No way...They're at "El Cable". This tapas bar is open since 1940 and it's a meeting point for the people of Sitges. It's so popular that, if inside it's full, people don't mind to stay in the street.They're in Carrer Barcelona, number 1....

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  • It is a famous homo beach but who cares?

    Hi,As Sitges is my favorite place to go to the beach, I will tell you that in September you can enjoy it as much as now, in June. In August a sea tide may cover a half of the beach, but in September all goes back to normal. I don't know anything about the hotel Plajador, but if you walk all the way left from it along the sea you will find a nudist...

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  • THE SEA

    Sit on the rocks that you find in the beach. Enjoy the peace: just the sound of the waves, the wind and the sun.

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Sitges Favorites

  • The Sitges Lipdub

    Here you can see the carnival, the dancers, the percussion groups, the "diables" (devils) and the "Drac" (dragon) with their fireworks, the "castellers" (human high towers) and, of course, the people and some streets of the town.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDrXbgnkfLo

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  • MUSEUMS

    In Sitges there are 3 intreresting museums to be seen. There is a special ticket that includes the entrance for these 3 museums and it's much cheaper than if you buy them separately.

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  • TOURIST OFFICE

    There are two Tourist offices in Sitges. There is one very close to the train station. Once in the square in front of the station take the street Av. Artur Carbonell to the right, then take the firts street on the right and you’ll see it in the next corner on the left. The other office is in the old side, between the church and the Maricel museum.

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