What does Sitges have to offer you?
Welcome to Sitges, a very popular location, 30km South of Barcelona. Sitges is known for its carnival atmosphere, beautiful all year round weather and amazing nightlife. Sitges is renowned for its diversity and welcomes all types of people from all walks of life. The cosmopolitan lifestyle will make your stay one to remember, so why not come and stay in Sitges. (all about Sitges)
The Weather in Sitges is rather unique. Even though it’s just 30 mins from Barcelona, the fact that it’s surrounded by mountains gives Sitges its very own micro-climate.
So on days when it’s pouring with rain in Barcelona, clear blue skies, and temperatures of 30 degrees (July/August) are the norm for Sitges.
The privileged location of Sitges allows its town to enjoy mild winters, with a few rainy days but not many, and with temperatures around 15ºC. Spring and Autumn are seasons of sun, and the temperatures are usually around 20ºC. They are the rainiest seasons while the summer is hot with temperatures of about 30ºC, with the exception of maybe a few days when the thermometers go even higher.
The range and quality of restaurants in Sitges is fantastic. Restaurants serving Catalan and regional Spanish cuisine are extremely popular. There are also restaurants catering to International tastes including Thai, Japanese, Indonesian, French, Mexican, and Chinese.
Every month in Sitges there is a festival or event. From the beginning of the year with the second coming of Christmas (Three Kings), to the spectacular Carnival, the town literally doesn’t sleep for the whole week. Sitges is a town that knows how to throw a good party.
Fiesta Mayor and Santa Tecla are not to be missed with some of the best Firework displays you are every likely to see. (Displays take place in front of the church, best place to watch is from the beach, or from a yacht/boat). Book your Villa or Apartment in Sitges early for this festival as they are always very popular.
In October, you will find the Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia which is the number one fantasy film festival in the world and represents, at the same time, the cultural expression with the most media impact in Catalonia. With a solid experience, the Sitges Festival is a stimulating universe of encounters, exhibitions, presentations and screenings of fantasy films from all over the world.
Explore the back streets of Sitges and loose yourself in the Spanish ambience. Explore the art and museums which are hidden within. Sitges was a small fishing village, but by the end of the 19th century it had developed into a haven for artists mainly because of the climate of the charming town and also its vibrant light. Artists such as Santiago Rusiñol. Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Joan Miro, Joan Batlle Amell, Antoni Almirall, Joan Roig i Soler and Arcadi Mas i Fontdevila have all been associated in some way to Sitges.
There are several quaint Museums available, which you can explore:
Cau Ferrat Museum, Maricel Museum and Romantic Museum. So why not take a break and stay in Sitges, explore the town and relax and enjoy your stay.
There are 15 different beaches in Sitges, stretched along more than 3km of coastline, 8 near to the town centre, plus a further 7 beaches located in the municipal district all in easy walking distance from anywhere in the town.
Sitges is commonly known for its magnificent, spacious beaches. The latter are quieter and more relaxed whereas the city beaches offer all types of beach activities and services, such as boat rental, sport activities, chair rental, life guards, public toilets etc. The water and sand are of high quality and significantly superior than the beaches in Barcelona. Sitges’s Passeig Marítim is a great promenade with numerous restaurants and bars: daytime beach action is concentrated around this area, so be prepared as there is something here for everyone!
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