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SitgesSpain

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

Sitges Town Center, Sitges, Spain

Sitges Town Center

4.5/5Wonderful!(161 area reviews)

Sitges Town Center is beloved for its stunning beaches. Take some time to explore sights in the area like Sitges Beachfront and Placa Cap de la Vila.

Sitges Town Center

Top hotels in Sitges

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Melia Sitges
Melia Sitges
4 out of 5
Joan Salvat Papasseit, 38, Sitges, Barcelona
The price is £93 per night from 19 Oct to 20 Oct

Situated in Sitges, this golf hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Balmins Beach, El Balmí Mitjà and Playa De La Marina. Platja d'Aiguadolç and el Balmí Xic are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (572 reviews)

"Lovely stay in a clean room. The staff were friendly and the hotel was in a good location."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2020

Melia Sitges
Dolce by Wyndham Sitges Barcelona
Dolce by Wyndham Sitges Barcelona
5 out of 5
Av. Cami De Miralpeix, 12, Sitges, Barcelona
The price is £101 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct

This family-friendly Sitges hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Terramar Golf Club, Platja de l'Home Mort and Platja de la Barra. Cala dels ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (705 reviews)

"I love staying at the Dulce . It feels like a self contained luxurious resort but it is just a short drive to the city center . The staff is super and the ocean front rooms are a real treat ."…"

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2020

Dolce by Wyndham Sitges Barcelona
Platjador Hotel
Platjador Hotel
3 out of 5
Paseo de la Ribera nº 35, Sitges, Barcelona
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £69 per night from 27 Oct to 28 Oct

With direct access to the beach, this Sitges Town Center hotel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Church of Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla, ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (495 reviews)

"We've always wanted to stay in this hotel as it came highly recommended by friends. It did not disappoint. Staff were so friendly and helpful from beginning to end. Lovely comfortable room with balcony overlooking the pool. Pool area was a nice place to be as was very relaxed. Really nice breakfast ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2020

Platjador Hotel

Top Holiday Rentals in Sitges

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Sunway Playa Golf & Spa Sitges
Hotel Sunway Playa Golf & Spa Sitges
4 out of 5
Paseo Marítimo De Sitges 92-94, Sitges, Barcelona
The price is £60 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep

This family-friendly Sitges aparthotel is located on the boardwalk, within a 10-minute walk of Platja de la Barra and Sausalito Beach. Platja De Terramar and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (797 reviews)
Great winter holidays

"Amazing hotel, really warm indoor swimming pool, great location, and the best breakfast ever."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

Hotel Sunway Playa Golf & Spa Sitges
Sunway San Jorge Apartments
Sunway San Jorge Apartments
2.5 out of 5
Carrer del Mossen Joan Llopis Pi, 63-65, Sitges, Barcelona
The price is £40 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep

Situated by the sea, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Platja De Terramar, Platja de l'Estanyol and Platja de la Bassa Rodona. Platja de ...

3.5/5Good! (137 reviews)
Good value

"Big room that was clean. Relatively short walk into town. Good price. Hotel check in procedure is a bit of effort due to the reception being based a mile or so away from the apartments but it you have a car this is no issue."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan 2020

Sunway San Jorge Apartments
Sitges Group San Sebastián Beach
Sitges Group San Sebastián Beach
4 out of 5
Port alegre, 57, Sitges, Barcelona

Located in Sitges Town Center, this beach apartment building is steps away from San Sebastian Beach, Cau Ferrat Museum and Fundacio Stampfli. Maricel Museum ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (57 reviews)

"Love this beachfront location. Easy access to shopping and restaurants right outside the door. We have stayed here four times over the past few years, so yes, we would come back :) Might add that some improvements have been made with regard to furnishings since our first visit."…"

Reviewed on 25 Dec 2019

Sitges Group San Sebastián Beach

Popular places to visit in Sitges

Church of Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla
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Church of Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla

4.5/5(6 reviews)

You can learn about the history of Sitges with a trip to Church of Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla. Stroll along the seaside in this relaxing area or visit its lively bars.

Top things to do in Sitges

Vacation Photographer in Sitges
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Vacation Photographer in Sitges

£199
Per adult
Private Sitges, Wine & Chocolate Tour + Lunch from Barcelona
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Private Sitges, Wine & Chocolate Tour + Lunch from Barcelona

£290
Per adult
Sitges, Wine & Chocolate Tour + Local Lunch from Barcelona
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Sitges, Wine & Chocolate Tour + Local Lunch from Barcelona

£159
Per adult

Reviews of Sitges

4.7

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

25 Feb 2020

Amazing sea side town, super pretty very clean full of great bars and restaurants and beautiful beaches.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

30 Oct 2019

Amazing seaside resort....spoilt only by the proliferation of counterfeit goods sellers

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

19 Oct 2019

Sitges is a lovely coastal town. Fantastic food options and accessible from Barcelona. Great spot for a long weekend or short weekend. Very chilled.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

6 Oct 2019

Very clean and pretty location

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

5 Oct 2019

be great to live there

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

4 Oct 2019

cheese fesitival was on with lots of music and dancing on the street great fun!

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