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SitgesSpain

Visit this eclectic and beautiful resort, one of the most popular beach destinations in southern Europe.

Particularly popular with the gay community, Sitges attracts a mix of young Barcelonans and Northern Europeans with its stunning white-sand beaches and reputation for good times. Despite its hard-partying style, this lively destination has managed to retain a cultural side with excellent restaurants, exceptional museums and some pleasant architecture.

This community was at the heart of the Modernisme movement, attracting artists like Salvador Dalí and poet Federico García Lorca to its shores. Santiago Rusiñol was one of the pioneers of this artistic movement, organizing several landmark art festivals in Sitges during the late 19th century. Although the city continues to attract artists and writers, the late 19th and early 20th centuries are thought of as its “golden age.”

Sitges and the surrounding area have 17 beaches. Bring sunscreen and an umbrella because few beaches offer any natural shade. Platja de la Bassa Rodona is the main gay beach, although visitors of all preferences are welcome on any of the town’s beaches. Families usually head to Platja de la Fragata, a smaller and quieter stretch of sand overlooked by the town’s pretty whitewashed church, Església de Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla.

Be sure to see Museu Cau Ferrat, which once served as the studio, home and gallery of artist Santiago Rusiñol. Now a museum, this whitewashed mansion was created in the 1890s by joining two 16th-century fishermen’s cottages together. Look for paintings by Picasso and El Greco.

Check out Fundació Stämpfli Art Contemporani, an outstanding art museum focused on modern art from the 1960s and onward. Look for pieces by Takis and Oliver Mosset. The museum is home to 60 works by artists from around the world and also hosts intriguing temporary exhibitions that are well worth leaving the beach to attend.

Sitges is located 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Barcelona. The beaches are typically crowded during July and August, but relatively quiet during the low season. Reach the resort by commuter rail trains from Barcelona.

Top hotels in Sitges

 Hotel Port Sitges
Hotel Port Sitges
4 out of 5
Paseo de les Drassanes, 1-20, Sitges, Barcelona
The price is AU$81 per night from 25 Dec. to 26 Dec.

Situated in Sitges, this beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Balmins Beach, El Balmí Mitjà and el Balmí Xic. Platja d'Aiguadolç and Playa De La Marina are ...

4/5Very Good! (551 reviews)

"Great location, nice place to stay..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar. 2020

Hotel Port Sitges
Hotel Subur
Hotel Subur
3 out of 5
Passeig De La Ribera, Sitges, Barcelona
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Located in Sitges Town Center, this beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Can Llopis Romanticism Museum and Placa Cap de la Vila. Church of Sant Bartomeu ...

3.8/5Good! (973 reviews)

"Top location - a minute away from the hearth of the nightlife of Sitges, and facing the seafront. The view from my room was amazing, sea view room is definitely worth it. The room was quite spacious, daily cleaned. The facilities are just what you'd expect from a 3* hotel, but the hotel staff add ..."…"

Reviewed on 31 Aug. 2020

Hotel Subur
Hotel los Globos
Hotel los Globos
2 out of 5
Avda. Ntra. Sra de Montserrat, 43, El Vinyet, Sitges, Barcelona
The price is AU$63 per night from 25 Nov. to 26 Nov.

Situated in Sitges, this hotel is steps away from Platja De Terramar, Platja de l'Estanyol and Platja de la Riera Xica. Sausalito Beach and Platja de la Bassa ...

3.9/5Very Good! (205 reviews)

"This was my second visit and they treat you like one of the family. The room was very nice and the patio bar is lovely. A hot option at breakfast would be nice, but a minor thing. Breakfast is delicious anyway."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2020

Hotel los Globos
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Sitges

Hotel Sunway Playa Golf & Spa Sitges
Hotel Sunway Playa Golf & Spa Sitges
4 out of 5
Paseo Marítimo De Sitges 92-94, Sitges, Barcelona
The price is AU$97 per night from 29 Nov. to 30 Nov.

This family-friendly Sitges aparthotel is located on the boardwalk, within a 10-minute walk of Platja de la Barra and Sausalito Beach. Platja De Terramar and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (820 reviews)
Great winter holidays

"Amazing hotel, really warm indoor swimming pool, great location, and the best breakfast ever."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb. 2020

Hotel Sunway Playa Golf & Spa Sitges
Blue Sea Holiday Rentals
Blue Sea Holiday Rentals
3.5 out of 5
Carrer Primer de Maig, 10, Sitges

Located in Sitges Town Center, this apartment building is steps away from Platja De Terramar and La Ribera Beach. La Bassa Rodona Beach and Can Llopis Romanticism ...

3.3/5 (3 reviews)
Ideal if you know which apartment you will get

"The apartment we got was spacious and slept up to 5 people. The inside was kitted out very nice. Very newly fitted kitchen with all you needed. The only problem we had was on the photos it showed a balcony facing onto the street,which we did not get. Our balcony was at the rear of the property that ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct. 2019

Blue Sea Holiday Rentals
Property with amazing sea view and pool
Property with amazing sea view and pool
3.5 out of 5
Carrer Malvasia 19, Sitges, Barcelona

Situated in Sitges, this apartment building is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Balmins Beach and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Sitges Beachfront. La Marina Beach and El Balmí Mitjà ...

Property with amazing sea view and pool
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Sitges

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4/5 - Good

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13 Aug. 2019

Great place for a sunny holiday. A bit tacky but easy enough to get away from that side of it when you’ve had enough and head further down the beaches to find your own space to relax.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

11 Aug. 2019

It is the perfect holiday spot for families, beautiful beaches!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

29 May 2019

Very interesting beach destination, historically rich, plenty of eating options.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

5 May 2019

A great place to walk around and enjoy the quaint streets and shops.

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