Local Attractions

Sitges
Sitges is just 35km south of Barcelona in the Catalan region of Spain and enjoys a privileged location between the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains.

Places of Interest

  • The Casa de la Vila, 19th century neo-gothic building, and the Palau Maricel, which bring together medieval, Renaissance and Barroque elements.
  • The modernists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries have left Sitges beautiful buildings such as Cau Ferrat, the studio of the writer and painter Santiago Rusiñol.

More information available here.

Art and Culture

Sitges is home to the following events:

  • The International Vintage Car Rally (Festival of National Tourist Interest)
  • The International Film Festival of Cataluña
  • Corpus Christi celebrations
  • Sitges Carnival is considered one of the 10 best Carnivals in the World
  • International Tango Festival of Sitges
  • International Festival of Patchwork

For information about the main events visit here.

Barcelona

When visiting Sitges why not consider visiting Barcelona? Only 35 km away, Barcelona has the dynamic and open personality so typical of Mediterranean cities. It is the perfect city to relax in and has its own way of life which makes it unique.

Architecture

Barcelona is as the capital of Modernism and you can find many monuments built and designed by famous Antoni Gaudi.

Cultural Life and Festivals

Barcelona has become a very cosmopolitan city, so you can constantly find artistic and cultural exhibitions throughout the city. There are many art galleries and museums in Barcelona like MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona), the Picasso Museum, the Miró Foundation and the MNAC (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya).

Gastronomy

The Catalan cuisine is based on the Mediterranean diet with a lot of vegetable, bread, cereals and olive oil. You find everything here, from seafood to fresh fruit, also many food markets and great restaurants with typical Catalan cuisine. The famous dishes are called ´tapas´, small portions of different type of food, which you should not miss!

Beach

Barcelona is located on the coast and there are miles of beaches all along the north. The main beach of Barcelona is divided into five or more smaller beaches and each beach offers a great relax.

Activities

Barcelona is an ideal place for walking or riding a bicycle. There are also some parts of the city you can visit only walking. In Barcelona there is also possibility of adventure sports, like surfing, kitesurfing, kayak, sailing, balloon rides and many more.

These photos of Barcelona are courtesy of TripAdvisor

La Mercè

Barcelona’s biggest annual festival, La Mercè is celebrated in honour of the city’s patron saint the virgin of Mercè. It dates back to 1687 when Barcelona suffered a locust plague and left its faith in the hands of virgin of Mercè. Nowadays, the festival is celebrated by the entire city. Highlights include human towers, traditional dances, music street bands, fireworks and much more.

In 2015, Buenos Aires will be the invited guest city, so attendees can expect a taste of Argentina’s rich music scene, contemporary street arts and modern tango! For more information visit the festival website.

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