Spain is a great place to travel. In this country, the resorts are considered the best in Europe. The seaside resort of Sitges, with good tourist facilities, is only 32 km from Barcelona.
Attractions in Sitges
Sitges, what is this resort? This is much more than just a beach town. It has a history dating back to the distant civil war and boasts many beautiful buildings and views. Sitges has something to offer for everyone.
The resort of Sitges in Spain, formerly a fishing village, is one of the luxurious seaside resorts in the Costa Dorada province. Its about 4 km long coastline is washed by the Mediterranean Sea and dotted with long sandy beaches. There are three marinas here. The resort became popular in the 60s of the last century.
Sitges is a small Spanish town full of entertainment. The territory most visited by young people, where the nightlife of the capital takes place in bars and discos, of which there are many. A lot of youth entertainment attracts travelers with a variety of interests and hobbies.
Note! Sitges Spain is the closest resort to Barcelona. The city is located 35 km southwest of Barcelona, and you can get here from a major international airport in half an hour without any problems, using transport buses, taxis or renting a car.
Sitges is a city of old quarters and narrow streets preserved from the Middle Ages.
The narrow streets of the city are filled with white old buildings, churches and palaces, many of which have an interesting history.
This city is lively all year round, especially during the weekends when more people come to Sitges from Barcelona. After a day spent on the beach, you can take a stroll along the promenade. The city also has several areas with bars and clubs for those who want to dance or have fun.
For those who love cultural activities, there are several museums in Sitges. The three main museums are the most interesting to visit: the Marisel Palace Museum, the Can Llopis Museum of Romance, the Cau Ferrat Museum of Sculpture and Painting. Museu Marical and Museu Cau Ferrat are next to each other behind the church of Sitges, while Museu Romantic is in the city centre.
- Cau Ferrat was once the home studio of Santiago Rusiñol, a Catalan Modernist painter. All kinds of art are represented here, from ceramics to paintings by Picasso and other artists.
- The Museu Romantic is housed in a majestic eighteenth-century building in the heart of Sitges. The museum also houses Lola Anglada’s famous collection of dolls.
- Museum-Palace “Marisel” is an architectural complex in the Art Nouveau style, consists of two buildings: a palace and a museum, connected by a gallery. The Golden Room, Blue Room, Chapel Room, Ship Room are the main areas that make up the palace.
Palau MariseThe current church of St. Bartholomew and St. Thekla – the main sight of the 17th century, is located in the city center, towering over the surf. Insidee design of the altar in the Baroque and Renaissance styles is well preserved.
Fun with kids
There are at least three marinas in Sitges where you can enjoy a variety of water sports. In the surroundings, such as Garraf, water skiing, windsurfing and kitesurfing are offered.
Additional Information! You can also find companies that organize outdoor activities such as horseback riding and mountain biking. The glass bottom boat trip is available for the whole family.
Visit to Garraf Natural Park
Excursions to the Garraf mountain nature reserve, where you can see several medieval villages with churches and farms.
Natural Reserve Garraf
Various buildings from the 12th-15th centuries have been preserved in the park. There are mostly rocky terrain, but there are cave reservoirs, crevices in the rocks, and depressions.
In Tarragona, just 40 km south of Sitges, you can have fun with your children in the huge water park and zoo Aqua León, with slides and all kinds of fun water attractions. The ticket entitles you to both the water park and the zoo. Not far from Tarragona is the impressive Port Aventura theme park. The territory, which occupies 119 hectares, is a real city of entertainment with a water park, attractions for adults and kids.
Beaches in Sitges
Spain is famous for its sandy beaches and sunny days. The sea is shallow and calm. Sitges is first and foremost a beach town. The beaches in Sitges are one of its main attractions. They are always crowded with people.
Beaches in Sitges
Note! Beaches stretching over 4 km with white fine sand along the coast. There are 17 beach complexes on the city coast, for every taste, from family to nudist and gay-friendly. All of them are well-equipped, where various events are held for all age categories of people.
There are opportunities for sports, where you can play golf, tennis, swim in the pool or do one of the water sports: diving, sailing, surfing, water skiing. There are several restaurants on the beaches where you can sample local Catalan cuisine. From June to September, additional activities are held on the central beaches, such as water aerobics lessons and workshops for children.
- Playa de San Sebast San Sebastia is 205 meters long and 20 meters wide, where families with children prefer to relax.
- Playa de les Anquines, 160 m long and 50 m wide, is a quiet place on the coast, where it is also good to relax with children.
- Playa de la Fragata is central on the coast, equipped for volleyball and water bike rental.
Deserted fabulous beaches are hidden among the rocks, for longer trips along the coast.
Sitges has better weather than Barcelona, as it is protected by green mountains. A fun destination for adults and children alike, Sitges not only provides a wonderful beach holiday, but also offers its visitors a rich life.