Sitges

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Sitges showing heritage architecture and rugged coastline

Visit this eclectic and beautiful resort, one of the most popular beach destinations in southern Europe.

Particularly popular with the gay community, Sitges attracts a mix of young Barcelonans and Northern Europeans with its stunning white-sand beaches and reputation for good times. Despite its hard-partying style, this lively destination has managed to retain a cultural side with excellent restaurants, exceptional museums and some pleasant architecture.

This community was at the heart of the Modernisme movement, attracting artists like Salvador Dalí and poet Federico García Lorca to its shores. Santiago Rusiñol was one of the pioneers of this artistic movement, organizing several landmark art festivals in Sitges during the late 19th century. Although the city continues to attract artists and writers, the late 19th and early 20th centuries are thought of as its “golden age.”

Sitges and the surrounding area have 17 beaches. Bring sunscreen and an umbrella because few beaches offer any natural shade. Platja de la Bassa Rodona is the main gay beach, although visitors of all preferences are welcome on any of the town’s beaches. Families usually head to Platja de la Fragata, a smaller and quieter stretch of sand overlooked by the town’s pretty whitewashed church, Església de Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla.

Be sure to see Museu Cau Ferrat, which once served as the studio, home and gallery of artist Santiago Rusiñol. Now a museum, this whitewashed mansion was created in the 1890s by joining two 16th-century fishermen’s cottages together. Look for paintings by Picasso and El Greco.

Check out Fundació Stämpfli Art Contemporani, an outstanding art museum focused on modern art from the 1960s and onward. Look for pieces by Takis and Oliver Mosset. The museum is home to 60 works by artists from around the world and also hosts intriguing temporary exhibitions that are well worth leaving the beach to attend.

Sitges is located 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Barcelona. The beaches are typically crowded during July and August, but relatively quiet during the low season. Reach the resort by commuter rail trains from Barcelona.

Where to stay in Sitges

Hotel Subur Maritim
Hotel Subur Maritim
4 out of 5
Paseo Marítimo, s/n, Sitges
The price is £57 per night from 23 Dec to 23 Dec
Located in Sitges, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within a 10-minute walk of Sanctuary of Vinyet and Sausalito Beach. La Barra Beach and ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (197 reviews)
Excellent hotel with great pool.
"Very friendly staff. Nice breakfast. Good location."

Reviewed on 24 Jun 2021

Hotel Subur Maritim
Hotel Subur
Hotel Subur
3 out of 5
Passeig De La Ribera, Sitges
Located in Sitges Town Center, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Can Llopis Romanticism Museum, Placa Cap de la Vila and Church of Sant Bartomeu ...
3.8/5 Good! (964 reviews)
"AMAZING. Perfect location, wish i had stayed so much longer."

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2021

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Melia Sitges
Melia Sitges
4 out of 5
Joan Salvat Papasseit, 38, Sitges
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The price is £131 per night from 3 Dec to 3 Dec
Situated by the sea, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Balmins Beach and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Garraf Natural Park. El Balmí Mitjà and La Marina ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (621 reviews)
"Beautiful property with an amazing pool ans breakfast! We loved our outside space and beautiful views. We will go back!!"

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2021

Melia Sitges
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Sunway Amapola Apartamentos
Sunway Amapola Apartamentos
2 out of 5
Carrer del Poeta Trinitat Catasus, 7, Sitges
The price is £38 per night from 24 Dec to 24 Dec
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Sanctuary of Vinyet and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Garraf Natural Park. Platja De Terramar ...
3.6/5 Good! (172 reviews)
It’s ok
"It’s ok, it’s in a slightly difficult location not easy to find, got lost a few times. Could also do with a kettle and iron in the room."

Reviewed on 4 Jan 2020

Sunway Amapola Apartamentos
Mediterráneo Sitges
Mediterráneo Sitges
4 out of 5
Avenida Sofia 3, Sitges
The price is £134 per night from 7 Dec to 7 Dec
This family-friendly Sitges aparthotel is located on the boardwalk, steps away from Platja De Terramar, La Bassa Rodona Beach and La Ribera Beach. Garraf Natural ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (111 reviews)
Great hotel
"Great hotel, great location, definitely return."

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2021

Mediterráneo Sitges
Apartamentos Sunway Apollo
Apartamentos Sunway Apollo
2.5 out of 5
Avinguda Mare de Deu de Montserrat s/n, Sitges
The price is £45 per night from 10 Dec to 10 Dec
Situated by the sea, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Platja De Terramar and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Garraf Natural Park. L'Estanyol Beach and La ...
3.6/5 Good! (155 reviews)
"El apartamento está cómodo, limpio y bien ubicado. Para el check in, tienes que ir a otro lugar, a 20 minutos caminando. Las personas de la recepción fueron muy amables."

Reviewed on 12 Nov 2021

Apartamentos Sunway Apollo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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