About Sitges

View of Sitges at sunset

Located on Spain’s eastern coast and just 35 kilometres south of Barcelona, the popular beachside resort of Sitges is the ideal holiday spot for those seeking sun, nightlife and historical culture.

A popular artist retreat dating as far back as the 19th century, evidence of Sitges’ creative past can be seen throughout the city and not just in its many galleries.

Public paintings and sculptures can be spotted along its charming cobbled streets and open squares. It’s easy to see why Sitges became an important centre of Catalonian Modernism (Modernisme) in the 1960s thanks to local influential arts figures such as Santiago Rusiñol.

However it’s the large number of festivals Sitges holds throughout the year that gives the city its lively reputation. Summer time is when Sitges is at its busiest with the Sitgestiucultura (SitgesSummerCulture) programme playing host to a packed line up of concerts, exhibitions and recitals.

The gay pride festival in July is homage to Sitges popularity as a gay holiday destination and attracts visitors from all over the world. The highlight of the Festa Major celebrations in August is a spectacular firework display around the church and harbour that can be best enjoyed from the town’s beaches.

Every October the world-renowned Sitges Film Festival celebrates the movie genre of fantasy and horror with screenings of more than 300 movies and attracting thousands of film buffs as well as the movers and shakers from the film world. However, the biggest festival of all is known as Carnival and is held in February. It attracts around 250,000 visitors every year to the town, all there to experience the amazing street parades, vibrant costumes and non-stop partying.

The key to the enduring popularity of Sitges as a holiday destination is in it’s sheer diversity and broad appeal. Whether you’re after a beach holiday, cultural retreat, a party or a bit of everything, Sitges caters to just about every type of visitor. You’ll be happy you came.

Here is some more useful information about Sitges and the surrounding area;

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Great Places To Eat in Sitges

Have Fun On The Water In Sitges – A Guide To Beach and Sea Activities

Sitges – A Town For All Seasons – When To Go

The Freixenet Story – A Sparkling History of Cava

A History of Sitges

Sitges & Rum – The Bacardi Rum Story

Sitges Carnival – The Hottest Ticket In Town

PortAventura – A World Of Theme Park Fun Less Than An Hour From Sitges

Awesome Fun on Your Sitges Holiday: Aqualeon Water Park and Safari

5 Great Daytrips From Sitges

Life’s A Beach – The Best beaches In Sitges

The Barcelona to Sitges Vintage Car Rally

Enjoy Christmas In Sitges

What To Do On A Sitges Holiday

Food Lover’s Guide To The Top 3 Restaurants In Sitges

The Sitges Climate and Weather – What To Expect

An Overview of Sitges – Your Two Minute Guide

Sitges Culture and Festivals

The Sitges Film Festival

Gay Sitges

The History of Cava Production in Catalunya