miércoles, 12 de marzo de 2014

BARCELONA: SITGES


Sitges is a lovely seaside small town located 37 km to the south of Barcelona with a long promenade, perfect for a walk in the afternoon. Its beach is crowded in summer and its beautiful old quarter is always lively. From the church, the view of the beach and the promenade, especially in the evening, is wonderful.


Romanesque church behind the Sitges beach
Palm trees along the promenade of Sitges between the beach and the church


The painter and writer Santiago Rusiñol, who fell in love with the light and the beaches, moved to Sitges in 1891. His house and studio, Cau Ferrat, which is now a museum, soon became a refuge for modernista and avant-garde artists from across Europe. Their festivals, exhibitions and performances transformed the small farming and fishing village into a bohemian tourist destination.


Beach and promenade of Sitges
Beach and promenade of Sitges from the church


From the beaches, the imposing church of San Bartolomé and Santa Tecla with its bell tower stand out against the skyline. As you walk through the steep narrow streets in the colina de Baluard, in the well-known "racó de la calma" (peaceful corner), you’ll be able to visit the museu Cau Ferrat, the Palau Maricel and the museu Maricel (a former hospital).  


So, you I recommend you visit the following places of Sitges and enjoy the views from them:

- Beaches of Sitges
- Promenade of Sitges
- Church of San Bartolomé and Santa Tecla
- Old Town of Sitges

  • Palau Maricel (Maricel Palace)
  • Cau Ferrat museum
  • Palau del Moro (Moor's Palace)

- Aerial view of Sitges
- Sunset in Sitges


Besides in Sitges the following events take place every year, which makes the city get crowded:

  • Carnival
  • Corpus
  • International Film Festival of Catalonia


Beaches of Sitges


Promenade and beach of Sitges
Promenade and beach of Sitges


Beach of Sitges
 Another beach of Sitges. This one on the other side of the old town


Promenade and beach of Sitges
Palms and colourful buildings on the promenade of Sitges


Beach of Sitges
Children playing on the beach in Sitges



Promenade of Sitges


Promenade of Sitges
I really like to walk among the palm trees of the promenade of Sitges 


Promenade of Sitges
Nice view from the promenade of Sitges


Bar in Sitges
From this bar of Sitges you can enjoy relaxing views


Promenade of Sitges
Another view from the promenade of Sitges



Church of San Bartolomé and Santa Tecla



Beach and promenade of Sitges
Church of San Bartolomé and Sant Tecla in Sitges from its promenade


Romanesque church of Sitges
Romanesque church of Sitges. Here the old quarter begins


Romanesque church of Sitges
A closer view of the romanesque church of Sitges. In the foreground, maritime motifs engraved on a streetlamp


Old Town of Sitges



Palau Maricel in Sitges
Palau Maricel in Sitges


Palau Maricel in Sitges
Courtyard of Palau Maricel in Sitges


Old town of Sitges
Carrer Fonollar beside Palau Maricel in the old town of Sitges  



 Maricel Museum and Cau Ferrat in Sitges
Behind the church of Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla you can walk along the most interesting streets of the old quarter of Sitges, where you will find the Maricel Museum, the Marycel Palace and El Cau Ferrat, where the modernist writer Santiago Rusinyol lived


Palau Maricel in Sitges
 Palau Maricel in the old city of Sitges



Old town of Sitges
Street of the old town of Sitges near Palau del Moro


Palau del Moro in Sitges
Palau del Moro in Sitges



Aerial view of Sitges


Sitges in Barcelona
Aerial view of the old town of Sitges and its beaches

Sunset in Sitges



Sunset in Sitges
View of the promenade of Sitges from the church in the evening


Sunset in Sitges from the church
Sunset in Sitges

I also would like to recommend you a restaurant in case you want to have lunch in Sitges:

- Restaurant-Pizzeria Galicia






  • Address: Carrer d'Angel Vidal, 20, 08870 Sitges, Barcelona
  • Phone: 938 94 00 91


  • Near Sitges there are two interesting places to visit: Castelldefels with its almost 5km long beach and Garraf Natural Park. From Sitges, you can get Castelldefels by train, but you will need a car to arrive at Garraf Natural Park.

    How to get to Castelldefels:
    • By train, Line R2 from Barcelona-Passeig de Gràcia or Barcelona-Sants Stations (45min).
    • By car, C-32 motorway and C-31 highway.

    Tourist Office:

    • Address: Plaza Eduard Maristany 2, 08870 Sitges
    • Tel. (+34) 93 894 4251
    • Fax. (+34) 93 894 1521
    • mail: info@sitgestur.cat

    The next link will show you the location of Sitges in a Map.


    Besides if you like beaches, below you have other beautiful beaches in Catalonia: 

    Beaches in La Costa Brava:



    Other fantastic beaches I have visited in Spain and Portugal are:




    Finally, clicking on the next link, you will find links to other beautiful villages and places in Catalunya. Like Sitges, Montserrat MonasterySant Miquel del Fai or Sant Pol de Mar are other nice places in Catalonia near the city of Barcelona I really recommend to visit.

    1 comentario:

    steven arielsson dijo...

    Thanks for sharing....really great pictures of these places. These will help me plan my upcoming trip! Thanks from us in Sweden!