Sitges is a costal town in Spain’s Catalonia region, southwest of Barcelona and around 75 km from Salou, almost an
hour drive by car. Also known as the jewel on the Mediterrean, best known for its beautiful beaches, Sitges easily makes it into our best resorts near Barcelona category. There is plenty of seafront shops,restaurants and bars to choose from along the promenade. Sitges organises many events during the year including carnivals, rallies and parades. So its busy all year round and if you visit you will probably have an opportunity to see some of these great events. In late Spring the Sitges streets are covered in grass and flowers using millions of pretty petals to celebrate Corpus Christi.
Well known for being an openly gay town, Sitges hosts a gay pride event during the month of June which includes a colourful parade with thousands of participants. Kicked off the 1st of the month with a big outdoor party in the heart of Sitges. During the month by the seafront there’s beach and fashion shows, theme and foam parties, pool parties, concerts, djs and a boat party. Almost all locals and tourists dress up in a costume to celebrate the event so if you are visiting at this time make sure to pack your costume too.
Maricel Museum Sitges:
Over looking the Mediterranean sea in the centre of Sitges there is the beautiful Maricel Museum. It was reopened in
2015 after major refurbishment. The architecture from outside is beautiful. Inside you can see a collection of art and a variety of miniature model boats, fishing tackle eg lobster pots and hooks which were once used by fishermen who worked along the Catalan coast. There is also sculptures, ceramic and metal work so there is something for everyone. Nice and cool inside and well worth a trip to see the amazing work of the artists through the years.
There are long golden beaches in Sitges that are ideal for a sunny family day out. The old town has narrow streets that lead down to the promenade and beach. Shops, cafes, restaurants and bars are plentiful and it is lovely to take a stroll around here. There is a large park called Terramar Park that is ideal for young kids with picnic areas and swings. Also Barcelona is easily accessible with public transport by both bus and train.
Sitges being sheltered by the Garraf mountains and due to its geographical position it has a micro climate which makes Sitges weather enjoyable outdoors almost everyday.