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Summer has finally arrived to Sitges, a place that, as we already know, has become a classic on the Mediterranean coast for everything it offers us: tranquillity and leisure, cuisine and sports and, of course, beach. Its perfect location, wedged between the Garraf massif and beautiful crystalline beaches, its combination of neighborhoods of white houses with modernist and colonial buildings, its history... We could give you hundreds of reasons why Sitges could become into your ideal destination during your summer holidays.
Therefore, in this post we recommend you some plans if you have decided to spend your summer holidays in Sitges.
At this point we all know that one of the biggest attractions of Sitges are the sea and its beautiful beaches, which every year attract thousands of tourists and which have also been certified as excellent quality beaches by the European Union.
The coast of Sitges features 18 km of beaches with something for everyone: the family orientated beach at Platja de la Fragata to the more isolated nudist beach at Platja dels Balmains. Less thatn fifteen minutes from the city centr we'll also find Platja d'Aiguadolç, a family-orientated cove with one of the most spectacular settings in the town. And all of that, without missing Platja de Terramar and Platja de la Rodona.
If you want more detailed information, we invite you to visit the selection of our favourite beaches in Sitges.
Although the most characteristic of Sitges are its beaches, Sitges is a town with a lot of history. A history that begins 55000 years ago, in prehistoric times. Sitges has been home to Iberian settlements and a Roman Port.
Sitges, whose name comes from "sitja" (in Catalan, an underground deposit to store grain), was constructured around the Castle of Sitges. Previously we told you the history of Sitges, but today we want to talk about the place to see in Sitges in summer and during the rest of the year.
Church of St. Bartomeu and St. Tecla
One of the symbols in Sitges. Baroque style and built in the XVII century, the most spectacular of this church is in the interior: its Renaissance altarpiece of Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla, from 1499 and made by the artist Nicolás de Redença.
Mermaid of Sitges
In front of St Bartomeu's Church, in Passeig de la Ribera, we found the famous Mermaid, made by the artist Pere Jou. The famous Mermaid has become uno of the symbols on the city and one of the most visited sites.
Another of the emblematic buildings ins Sitges. Built in 1910 by order of the millionaire Charles Deering, the palace was built in front of a set of fishermen's houses that surround Fonollar Street and the hospital of San JuanWe will talk about them later.
You can visit Maricel Palace each Sunday: at 11h (in English), at 12h (in catalan) and at 13h (Spanish)
El Palau de Maricel se puede visitar cada domingo: a las 11h (en inglés), a las 12h (en catalán) y a las 13h (en castellano).
White Fishermen's Houses in Sitges
Without leaving the old town, but by the sea, the visit to the fishing districts of Sitges is also an essential visit. Formerly, fishermen's houses were distinguished by the white color of their facades. In contrast, none of the modernist buildings of the old town is painted white, but they were decorated with other tones to distinguish themselves socially.
Casa Bacardí (Bacardí House)
Located in the historic Old Market, Casa Bacardi is an international visitor center in Sitges, which represents a journey into the past through the history and evolution of the Bacardi company, founded in Cuba by the sitgetan Facund Bacardi i Massó.
The Romantic Museum Can Llopis
The Romantic Museum Can Llopis is housed in a Neoclassical building built in 1793. Owes its name to the first owner, the notary Manuel Llopis i Fals. The last heir of the family, married diplotat Manuel Llopis de Casades, gave the manor to the Government of Catalonia for its conversion into a museum.
This museum shows what life was like for the upper class during the romantic period in Sitges.
Rest, enjoy, forget about the day-to-day routine... In the end, that's what holidays are for. And that is what we do best, giving our guests everything they need to make their stay the best experience possible.
For this reason, in Sitges Group Apartments we help you to manage everything related to museum tickets, excursions and routes through the Garraf, bikes, boats and paddlesurf hire or tickets to sites such as Aquàrium, Portaventura, Cavas Freixenet, Barcelona Bus Turístic, FC Barcelona or Sagrada Família, among others.
Besides that, we also have a list of exclusive services, among which we include a welcome package (bottle of cava + cut fruit); free WiFi so you can get high-speed internet easily; airport transfer (you only need to tell us when you'are arriving); or parking spaces upon request and subject to availability. And many others you can find here: know our services!
If after reading this post you want to spend your holidays in Sitges this summer, we encourage you to take a look at our rental apartments in Sitges. Of course, we recommend you doing it in advance, because Sitges welcomes a lot of visitors during summer.