Sitges Spain

Sitges, guide to the Costa Dorada holiday resort of Sitges.

Sitges Costa Dorada Spain

Costa Dorada Resorts - Sitges

Sitges Spain - A small city situated on the coast to the south of Barcelona, Sitges is one of the highlights of this stretch of the Costa Dorada coastline. With a population of 25,642 (2006) and a municipal area of 43.85 square kilometres, Sitges has an important artistic and cultural heritage and developed as something of an art centre after the well known Catalan Modernista artist Santiago Rusiñol spent his summers there.

The main landmark of Sitges (see picture above) is the parish church - Església de Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla, which stands in an elevated position on the seafront. The old part of the town rises gradually inland from the church.

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During the 1960's, Sitges developed as a popular tourist destination and had a particular appeal to visitors from the city of Barcelona who have embraced the town, and arrive in their thousands especially during the summer months, joining the throng of other tourists.

As a result of this influx of well-heeled Barcelonans, prices have taken a hike in Sitges, so be prepared to pay a premium for goods and services whilst staying in the town. Accommodation can also be hard to come by, especially during the high season, so book holidays early to avoid disappointment.

One of the most significant events in Sitges is the annual Carnival, which takes place between February and March, beginning on Dijous Gras (Fat Tuesday), with the arrival of the King Carnestoles and ending, late afternoon on Ash Wednesday with the 'burial of the sardine'.

Other events in the town's calendar include an International Film Festival (October/November), an International Jazz Festival, an International Tango Festival and the Barcelona to Sitges Vintage Car Rally.

Interesting museums in Sitges include the Cau Ferrat Museum, the Maricel Museum and the interesting Museu Romàntic Can Llopes.

Sitges Beaches: Sitges has numerous fine sandy beaches within its municipality including Les Botigues, Castelldefels and Playa del Muerto (which is a gay beach).

Sitges has a significant gay community and has become a renowned gay holiday destination with a nightlife to match.

Sitges Hotels: Sitges has a huge choice of hotels, take your choice from the Hotel Platjador, the Parrots Sitges Hotel, the Sunway Playa Golf Hotel and Apartments, the Hotel Los Globos, the Hotel Calipolis, the Hotel Estela, the Sitges Park Hotel and the Hotel Antemare.

Sitges Markets: The main weekly market in Sitges is held on a Thursday.

Sitges Fiestas: Sitges, as it typical of Spanish towns celebrates numerous fiestas and festivals including the Carnival (see above), the Fiesta de San Juan (june) and the Catalan National Day (September).

Sitges Camping: There are plenty of camping facilities near to Sitges including Camping El Garrofer, Camping El Roca.

Sitges can be reached via the C-32 and is situated between Castelldefels and Vilanova i La Geltru, it is about 35 kilometres south of Barcelona.

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Costa Dorada Attractions: Port Aventura - River Ebro Fishing

Costa Dorada Golf: Golf Bonmont Terres Noves - Spain Golf Courses

Costa Dorada Places: Altafulla - Cambrils - La Mora - La Pineda - Miami Playa - Mora D'Ebre - Salou - Tamarit - Torredembarra - Tortosa

Costa Dorada Cities: Tarragona - Reus - Barcelona

Sitges airport driving distances: Barcelona airport to Sitges is a driving distance of 31 kilometres (19 miles), Reus airport to Sitges is a driving distance of 71 kilometres (44 miles).

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