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Sitges

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Sitges featuring heritage architecture and rugged coastline

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.

Hotel URH Sitges Playa
Hotel URH Sitges Playa
4 out of 5
Port Alegre 53, Sitges
The price is AU$223 per night from 27 Jul. to 27 Jul.
Located in Sitges Town Center, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of San Sebastian Beach, Cau Ferrat Museum and Maricel Museum. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (606 reviews)
"Definitely stay at this hotel again. Staff were all so helpful and friendly. Room was cleaned every day. My daughter lives in Sitges so we visit quite often,we have stayed in a lot of the hotels this was one of the best overall"

Reviewed on 4 Sep. 2020

Hotel URH Sitges Playa
Dolce by Wyndham Sitges Barcelona
Dolce by Wyndham Sitges Barcelona
5 out of 5
Av. Cami De Miralpeix, 12, Sitges
The price is AU$277 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
This family-friendly Sitges hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Terramar Golf Club, L'Home Mort Beach and La Barra Beach. Cala dels Gegants ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (735 reviews)
"I love staying at the Dulce . It feels like a self contained luxurious resort but it is just a short drive to the city center . The staff is super and the ocean front rooms are a real treat ."

Reviewed on 11 Sep. 2020

Dolce by Wyndham Sitges Barcelona
Hotel MiM Sitges
Hotel MiM Sitges
4.5 out of 5
Avinguda Sofia, 12, Sitges
The price is AU$243 per night from 26 Jul. to 26 Jul.
Located in Sitges Town Center, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of L'Estanyol Beach, La Fragata Beach and Church of Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (341 reviews)
Perfect location.
"Great!"

Reviewed on 8 Jan. 2021

Hotel MiM Sitges
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Cozy Motor Yacht in Port Forum
Cozy Motor Yacht in Port Forum
Sant Adrià de Besòs, Catalonia
The price is AU$189 per night from 27 Jul. to 27 Jul.
Cozy Motor Yacht in Port Forum
Charming Boat in Port Forum
Charming Boat in Port Forum
Sant Adria de Besos, Catalonia
Charming Boat in Port Forum
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