What to do and see in Sitges, Spain: The Best Places and Tips

August 21, 2017 Tambra Mccollister

The small city of Sitges parties big. The nightlife is thumping, the people are gorgeous and the annual Carnival festival is utterly epic. A countercultural touchstone, Sitges is lively and very LGBT friendly. Native food and beverage is sublime—you simply must sample the Malvasia wine, made from grapes descending from Ancient Greece. Don’t miss the Museu Romàntic "Can Llopis" or, if you’re in Sitges in October, the world-renowned Sitges Film Festival, a cinematic extravaganza of horror, sci-fi and fantasy.
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1. Museu De Maricel

Carrer Fonollar, 08870 Sitges, Spain +34 938 94 03 64
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4.5 based on 245 reviews

Museu De Maricel

The Maricel Museum exhibits a complete artistic route from the tenth century to realism and figuration during the first half of the twentieth century, passing through the art collections of Dr. Jesus Perez Rosales and the Collection of Sitges, with works of great quality. The museum exhibition integrates multiple languages, techniques and artistic media in order to achieve a maximum consistency in the chronological sequence of the development of the arts. The museum included works from the collection of Dr. Jesus Perez-Rosales that never had been exhibited in public, acquisitions by the Sitges Heritage Association since 2012 (Ramon Casas, Miquel Utrillo, Arcadi Mas i Fondevila, Artur Carbonell i Augusti Ferrer Pino) ​​and donations from artist’s relatives (Pere Jou and Alfred Sisquella).The museum's own collection was complemented with several works from loans and deposits from art collections of the Government of Catalonia, the Museum of the Provincial Government of Barcelona.

Reviewed By Miamiswiss - Miami, Florida

We visited the Palace Maricel and the Museum Maricel. Both impressed us. The palace is a unique combination of different styles of architecture. The museum holds beautiful paintings by Rossinol and a collection of religious and other artifacts. It's located directly at the sea shore with beautiful vistas.

2. Passeig Maritim

Sitges, Spain +34 617 54 16 54
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Passeig Maritim

Reviewed By BT3rd - Windsor, United Kingdom

This is a Promenade, esplanade or in Catalan Passeig Maritim. It is a couple of miles of seashore you can stroll at your leisure for fresh air or to get an appetite for lunch. It is the focal point of Sitges. There are bars and restaurants at the town end that leads to the marina. On this nice winters day it was a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours.

3. Museu Del Cau Ferrat

Carrer Fonollar, 08870 Sitges, Spain +34 938 94 03 64
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4.5 based on 234 reviews

Museu Del Cau Ferrat

Cau Ferrat 's Museum is the workshop that the painter Santiago Rusiñol built in Sitges by the sea in 1893 to house its paintings, iron, ceramics, furniture and antique glass. The museum preserves intact the space and works of art that the modernist painter collected. His visit is an invitation to immerse ourselves in the spirit of Modernism and his idea of the creation of total art. On their walls they upload works by their fellow generations such as Ramon Casas, Ramon Pichot, Ignacio Zuloaga or Dario de Regoyos, and young emerging artists from that period such as Pablo Picasso, Manolo Hugué and Isidre Nonell.

Reviewed By Janie M - London, GB

Don’t know why we haven’t visited this gorgeous museum on our previous visits to Sitges, but we were very glad to have finally explored inside. It’s a wonderful collection of art, sculpture, traditional ceramics and wrought iron objects – I could have taken a photo of everything thing there ! They seemed to have free wifi on the top floor (and maybe elsewhere) too. Highly recommend visiting here.

4. Church of Sant Bartomeu & Santa Tecla

Placa del Baluard 1, Sitges, Spain +34 938 94 86 26
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4.5 based on 482 reviews

Church of Sant Bartomeu & Santa Tecla

Reviewed By Jorge A - Faro, Portugal

Beautiful fisherman's church, located at the end of Passeig Maritim, an elegant boardwalk that accompanies a long and beautiful beach. It is one of the most interesting places in Sitges, a town in itself delightful, with a typical Mediterranean charm.

5. La Playa de Sitges

Sitges, Spain
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

La Playa de Sitges

Reviewed By guestwithstandards - Spain

... and on the main Beach at Sitges you can, especially in High Season, see the wide diversity of humankind. Throughout the year there are weeks dedicated to specific interest groups.
There are the usual franchises for Beach Parasols and Recliners; grouped and differentiated with varigated awning colours, according to taste.
The Beach itself differs along its stretch and at one point where the nearest road down from the Train Station opens onto the Passeig Maritim and then to the sands youngsters gather at the Volley Ball nets. Others just relax. There appears to be no strict dress-code on La Playa.
The Sea is blue, the Sands Golden, the views can be quite spectacular - all in all a popular (though in most parts rather Touristy) Seaside Beach.

6. Casa Bacardi Sitges

Placa de l'Ajuntament, 11, 08870 Sitges, Spain +34 938 94 81 51
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4.5 based on 251 reviews

Casa Bacardi Sitges

Discover the birth town and family history of Don Facundo Bacardi Masso, founder to the world´s most prized rum BACARDI, the rum production process and learn about mixology including classic cocktails the Mojito and Cuba Libre. CASA BACARDI Sitges is available for guided tours and private hire. Guided Tour Info + Avaialable in English, Spanish and Catalan: Weds-Sat 12:00 English; 13:15 Spanish; 16:00 English; 17:15 Spanish; 18:30 Spanish; 19:45 Catalan. Sunday 12:00 Catalan; 13:15 Spanish; 16:00 English; 17:15 Spanish; 18:30 English.

Reviewed By Simon L

Though Fecundo Bacardi was born in Stiges, Casa Bacardi has no connection with him or his family. It is a museum and bar dedicated to Bacardi. The tour is offered in English and consists of three parts.
Part 1 - introduction to the person, how Bacardi emigrated to Cuba and founded his empire.
Part 2 - how the rum is created. This includes samples of three rums of differing quality (to compare).
Part 3 - demonstration of how to create four classic cocktails (all are sampled), then you get to choose one to make yourself and consume.
All in all an interesting tour and for €10 including a cocktail good value. I went with my two young children who were welcome (and had free entry) and could buy (alcohol free) drinks at the bar during the cocktail phase.

7. Passeig Maritim

Sitges, Spain +34 938 10 93 40
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4.5 based on 237 reviews

Passeig Maritim

Reviewed By Caledonianne - Banbury, United Kingdom

This tree-lined prom with its smart pavement cafes is definitely a cut above the Spanish norm. There are a cluster of good if pricey restaurants at the end near the church on the promontory, but a smattering of more budget-conscious offerings scattered along its length. Alternatively you can just grab a pew on one of the benches and admire the public art and the parade of (sometimes) beautiful people who sashay past. Great for people watching.High rise, concrete jungle hell this is not - more a lovely stroll back to the belle epoque.

8. Raco de la Calma

Sitges, Spain
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4.5 based on 88 reviews

Raco de la Calma

Reviewed By arpegiator - Pretoria, South Africa

It's a place full of history. There are a lot of narrow streets and people selling items along the way. The architecture is great and something to see. Be prepared to take a lot of photos along the way.

9. Playa Balmins

08870 Sitges, Spain
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4.5 based on 555 reviews

Playa Balmins

Reviewed By toniodelia - Malta

getting there was a 10 mins walk from sitges centre ...once youre there you can hire a sunbed and umbrella or stay on the sand .....sea is lovely and people are friendly too .there are showers too at the end of the beach

10. Playa de Sant Sebastia

08870 Sitges, Spain
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4 based on 115 reviews

Playa de Sant Sebastia

Reviewed By Lycia - Montreal

Lots to do besides the beach, restaurants, bars, pedestrian areas nearby. The beach was thoroughly cleaned every morning and the water was quite warm at the end of May. It was very busy on weekends with families but quieter during the week. Rentals of beach chairs available.

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