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Sitges
Travel Guide

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.

Mediterráneo Sitges
Mediterráneo Sitges
4 out of 5
Avenida Sofia 3, Sitges
The price is AU$240 per night from 10 May to 10 May
This family-friendly Sitges aparthotel is located on the boardwalk, steps away from Platja De Terramar, La Bassa Rodona Beach and La Ribera Beach. L'Estanyol ...
4/5Very Good! (100 reviews)
Short escape from Barcelona
"We had a great time in Sitges. Friendly reception, early check in, comfy beds, cleaner comes every day, good wifi, all appliances in great working condition. We’d come back again."

Reviewed on 31 Dec. 2019

Mediterráneo Sitges
Dolce by Wyndham Sitges Barcelona
Dolce by Wyndham Sitges Barcelona
5 out of 5
Av. Cami De Miralpeix, 12, Sitges
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$190 per night from 16 May to 16 May
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! (730 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
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$109 per night from 16 May to 16 May
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! (333 reviews)
Perfect location.
"Great!"

Reviewed on 8 Jan. 2021

Hotel MiM Sitges
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.
Mediterráneo Sitges
Mediterráneo Sitges
4 out of 5
Avenida Sofia 3, Sitges
The price is AU$240 per night from 10 May to 10 May
This family-friendly Sitges aparthotel is located on the boardwalk, steps away from Platja De Terramar, La Bassa Rodona Beach and La Ribera Beach. L'Estanyol ...
4/5Very Good! (100 reviews)
Short escape from Barcelona
"We had a great time in Sitges. Friendly reception, early check in, comfy beds, cleaner comes every day, good wifi, all appliances in great working condition. We’d come back again."

Reviewed on 31 Dec. 2019

Mediterráneo Sitges
Sitges Group Calm Beach
Sitges Group Calm Beach
4 out of 5
Carrer de Garraf 27, Sitges
Situated in Sitges, this beach apartment building is steps away from San Sebastian Beach and el Balmí Xic. Balmins Beach and El Balmí Mitjà are also within 5 ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (25 reviews)
"great place to stay! very friendly little town. close walk to beach and restaurants. also little shops. hope to visit again!"

Reviewed on 1 Jun. 2019

Sitges Group Calm Beach
Sitges Group San Sebastián Beach
Sitges Group San Sebastián Beach
4 out of 5
Various Addresses, Carrer Port Alegre 57 / Garraf 27, Sitges
Located in Sitges Town Center, this beach apartment building is steps away from San Sebastian Beach, Cau Ferrat Museum and Fundacio Stampfli. Maricel Museum ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (56 reviews)
"Love this beachfront location. Easy access to shopping and restaurants right outside the door. We have stayed here four times over the past few years, so yes, we would come back :) Might add that some improvements have been made with regard to furnishings since our first visit."

Reviewed on 25 Dec. 2019

Sitges Group San Sebastián Beach
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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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.

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11 Aug. 2019

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

4/5 - Good

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29 May 2019

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

5/5 - Excellent

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5 May 2019

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

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