Sitges

Travel Guide
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat featuring a coastal town and a marina

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.

Where to stay in Sitges

La Santa María
La Santa María
3 out of 5
Passeig De La Ribera 52, Sitges, 08870
The price is AU$114 per night from 15 Jun. to 16 Jun.
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Sitges. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (372 reviews)
"The cheapest hotel I have ever stay in Sitges will definitely stay again. Stuff very friendly, stuff at the reception very kind very helpful. Rooms brilliant, comfortable beds, brilliant air-conditioning,very clean. Perfect location for town and the beach. Economy room with sea view small but brilliant ..."

Reviewed on 22 Sep. 2021

La Santa María
Hotel Calipolis
Hotel Calipolis
4 out of 5
Av. Sofia, 2-6, Sitges, 08870
The price is AU$195 per night from 25 May to 26 May
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Sitges. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a beach locale. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (569 reviews)
"Great sea view and balcony! Friendly staff!"

Reviewed on 13 Apr. 2022

Hotel Calipolis
Hotel Subur
Hotel Subur
3 out of 5
Passeig De La Ribera, Sitges, 08870
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$119 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Sitges. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in their reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (977 reviews)
"AMAZING. Perfect location, wish i had stayed so much longer."

Reviewed on 22 Oct. 2021

Hotel Subur
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.
Sunway Amapola Apartamentos
Sunway Amapola Apartamentos
2 out of 5
Carrer del Poeta Trinitat Catasus, 7, Sitges, 08870
The price is AU$98 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Stay at this apartment in Sitges. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the pool and the overall value in their reviews. ...
3.6/5 Good! (174 reviews)
It’s ok
"It’s ok, it’s in a slightly difficult location not easy to find, got lost a few times. Could also do with a kettle and iron in the room."

Reviewed on 4 Jan. 2020

Sunway Amapola Apartamentos
Mediterráneo Sitges
Mediterráneo Sitges
4 out of 5
Avenida Sofia 3, Sitges, 08870
The price is AU$233 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Sitges. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 outdoor pools and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (131 reviews)
Excellent staff
"Staff excellent, the apartment needed better cleaning as there were lots of flies."

Reviewed on 27 Jan. 2022

Mediterráneo Sitges
Elegant in the center of Sitges with access to the beach walking
Elegant in the center of Sitges with access to the beach walking
Sitges, Catalonia
Stay at this apartment in Sitges. Enjoy WiFi, on-site parking and a balcony. Popular attractions Placa Cap de la Vila and La Ribera Beach are located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Apartamento ideal para parejas
"Hemos estado muy a gusto en el apartamento de Jordi. La decoración es bonita, tal y como aparece en las fotos y, aunque tiene sólo una habitación, las estancias son amplias y abiertas confiriéndole un carácter funcional y práctico. Está en pleno centro y a tan solo 5 min de la playa lo que permite ..."

Reviewed on 1 Sep. 2020

Elegant in the center of Sitges with access to the beach walking
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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