Sitges

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Sitges which includes rugged coastline and heritage architecture

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 Medium Sitges Park
Hotel Medium Sitges Park
3 out of 5
Carrer Jesus, 16, Sitges
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥7,434 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in Sitges Town Center, this boutique hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Placa Cap de la Vila, Platja De Terramar, and Fundacio Stampfli. Maricel Museum ...
4.2/5Excellent! (954 reviews)
"This place is located right in the middle of town and thus perfect for heading out to bars, restaurants, or beaches in any direction. Nothing's far away in Sitges. We had a lovely, clean, simply and elegantly designed room, with a very comfy big bed. There was even a kettle: a rarity. Every single ..."

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Hotel Medium Sitges Park
Hotel MiM Sitges
Hotel MiM Sitges
4.5 out of 5
Avinguda Sofia, 12, Sitges
The price is ¥10,974 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Located in Sitges Town Center, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of L'Estanyol Beach, La Fragata Beach, and Church of Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (354 reviews)
"In Sitges - I would say this is the best hotel to stay at. It's in the center of town, it has great amenities. The beds were the best night sleep my husband and I ever had in a while. Breakfast was standard and a la carte. The gym had good equipment. I really enjoyed the rooftop, the rooftop pool, ..."

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Hotel MiM Sitges
Hotel Calipolis
Hotel Calipolis
4 out of 5
Av. Sofia, 2-6, Sitges
The price is ¥10,620 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Located in Sitges Town Center, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, just steps from Platja De Terramar, La Bassa Rodona Beach, and La Ribera Beach. L'Estanyol ...
4.2/5Very Good! (510 reviews)
"fantasic sea views modern up to date facilities large breakfast buffet beach towels shower is amazing very friendly and professional staff"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2021

Hotel Calipolis
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Apartamentos Sunway Atlanta
Apartamentos Sunway Atlanta
2.5 out of 5
Anselm Clavé 23, Sitges
The price is ¥6,136 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
Situated by the sea, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of L'Estanyol Beach, La Riera Xica Beach, and Platja De Terramar. Sanctuary of Vinyet ...
3.6/5Good! (151 reviews)
"The gardens are nice , pool nice, Sony TV although no English speaking channel. I was near the main gate which clangs shut all night. No air con. No electric kettle or Microwave and the gas was turned off the first night. You have to light it with a match. The shower head was too small and weak to ..."

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Apartamentos Sunway Atlanta
Hotel Sunway Playa Golf & Spa Sitges
Hotel Sunway Playa Golf & Spa Sitges
4 out of 5
Paseo Marítimo De Sitges 92-94, Sitges
The price is ¥12,155 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
This family-friendly Sitges aparthotel is located on the boardwalk, within a 15-minute walk of La Barra Beach, Platja De Terramar, and La Riera Xica Beach. L'Estanyol ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (845 reviews)
Do not recommend this hotel
"We were recommended to book a room in this hotel because of the view on the sea, we booked a room with a FULL sea view but we got a room with a view mainly on the golf field and the view from the spare room was at the trash cans. I saw that there are similar rooms with a full view but we were not ..."

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Hotel Sunway Playa Golf & Spa Sitges
Mediterráneo Sitges
Mediterráneo Sitges
4 out of 5
Avenida Sofia 3, Sitges
The price is ¥18,290 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
This family-friendly Sitges aparthotel is located on the boardwalk, steps from Platja De Terramar, La Bassa Rodona Beach, and La Ribera Beach. L'Estanyol Beach ...
4.1/5Very Good! (104 reviews)
Short escape from Barcelona
"We had a great time in Sitges. Friendly reception, early check in, comfy beds, cleaner comes every day, good wifi, all appliances in great working condition. We’d come back again."

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

Mediterráneo Sitges
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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