Sitges is a small town with 25,000 inhabitants, about 35 miles southwest of Barcelona. Sitges is located between the nature reserve Parc National del Garraf in the north and the town of Vilanova i la Geltru in the south of the Costa Dorado.
Sitges is a picturesque town near Barcelona with lots of sandy beach.
In addition to culture, beach and sun remaining in Sitges, in particular, there is nothing to be desired about leaving and parties.
Several sand beaches and the good water quality in Sitges invite bathing. Many of the winding alleys of the old town are lined with bars, cafes and restaurants.
From Barcelona to Sitges
The fastest and easiest way to come from Barcelona to Sitges, is from the Barcelona main train station Sants. The train goes goes every 20 minutes. The timetable can be found at the website of RENFE. The trip takes about 30 minutes, the station is about 500 meters walk to the beach.
From the airport El Prat de Llobregat
If you want to travel to Sitges, the arrival of the international airport Barcelona "El Prat"is certainly the easiest way. From the airport you must change only once, in order to Sitges. Tickets are available at machines in the station building.
Have you a hired car and picked it up at the airport, proceed to the C-32 to Sitges. This motorway is toll paying. You can also use the much nicer coastal road C-31. The journey takes on this about 30-40 minutes.
Transfers from the airport Girona and Reus
Travelling through the airports Reus or Girona, travel to the main station of Barcelona Sants and then continue as above. From Sants to Sitges you need not to switch.
Arrival by car
Sitges is to be reached by car from Barcelona in about 40 minutes. It is worth while to take the C-31 instead the Highway C-32. The C-31 become the nice and small costal road B-10 (from the Plaça del Portal de la Pau (Columbus statue), towards the south of the coastal road along B10).
From Barcelona leads the C-32 highway to Sitges. That is something up with a travel time of about 30 minutes faster, but costs toll is not as beautiful.
Thanks to its location on the Mediterranean in Sitges is a fairly equable climate. The summers are moderate and the winters are mild. The city is protected by the rock of the Massif Garraf against the cold wintry-cold winds from the north.
In particular, the flat sandy beaches of fine sand and clean water attract tourists from all parts of Europe to Sitges.
The beach is bordered by palm trees waterfront promenade, which is of the rocky cliffs to the east to the west golf course attracts.
In the narrow and winding streets, there are countless bars, restaurants and small shops.
Beautiful at the bank building is that no high-rise buildings and apartment blocks are to be found. Prevents thanks to many of rich Barceloner, which built their art nuveau-vilas close to shore. Outstanding are the churchs of Sant Bartholomew and Santa Tekla, built on a rock .
Although Sitges is primarily a seaside resort, you can find here nevertheless three featured museums: Museu Cau Ferrat, Museu Maricel and the Museu Romantic.
Sitges was and is an artist's stronghold. So, a liberal climate established with the background of a liberal Spanish legislation. Thus, e.g. the same-sex marriage is equivalent of heterosexual marriage. Even at the time of Franco here could keep a certain liberalism.
It has been established in Sitges a gay bar and a gay club scene, which is wide beyond the borders of Catalonia known.
Famous for this scene is particularly the lesbian-gay and very shrill carnival (see below) in Sitges.
In February / March, the shrill gay and lesbian carnival parade with over 2,000 participants. Attractions include the relocation, which will be held here.
2008: 31.01.-6.2., 2009: 19.2.-25.2.
Vintage car rally
On the first Sunday in March, the vintage car rally. Cars, built from 1900-1924 and is now in private hands, are allowed to take part.. The rally runs from Barcelona to Sitges. The winner is not the fastest driver, but the most originally and best maintained car and with driver the most original clothing.
Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia
The International Film Festival of Sitges is regarded as the most important film festival for fantasy films worldwide. It takes place annually since 1968 in October. Among the best-known films, which were shown here, include "Kill Bill". Several awards are selected by an international jury.
Sitges is known for its beautiful old town.
The beaches of Sitges are not always easily accessible, but often empty.
The golf course of a hotel on the beach.