An overview of Sitges – Your Two Minute Guide
Located on the Spanish eastern coast and just 35 kilometres south of Barcelona, the beachside city 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.
Sitges benefits from over 300 days of sunshine, 17 sandy beaches, countless accommodation options and mouth watering local cuisine for those wanting a true taste of Catalan gastronomy.
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.
With its prime location along the Mediterranean coast at the foot of the Garraf Nature Reserve, visitors can enjoy Sitges’ dramatic rocky landscapes and its own unique flora.
Whether you’re after a beach holiday, cultural retreat, a party or a bit of everything, Sitges caters to just about every type of traveller.