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SitgesSpain

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.

Top Hotels in Sitges

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Melia Sitges
Melia Sitges
4 out of 5
Joan Salvat Papasseit, 38, Sitges, Barcelona
The price is CA $142 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 21

Situated in Sitges, this golf hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Balmins Beach, El Balmí Mitjà and Playa De La Marina. Platja d'Aiguadolç and el Balmí Xic are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (572 reviews)

"Lovely stay in a clean room. The staff were friendly and the hotel was in a good location."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 12, 2020

Melia Sitges
Dolce by Wyndham Sitges Barcelona
Dolce by Wyndham Sitges Barcelona
5 out of 5
Av. Cami De Miralpeix, 12, Sitges, Barcelona
The price is CA $149 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5

This family-friendly Sitges hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Terramar Golf Club, Platja de l'Home Mort and Platja de la Barra. Cala dels ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (705 reviews)

"I love staying at the Dulce . It feels like a self contained luxurious resort but it is just a short drive to the city center . The staff is super and the ocean front rooms are a real treat ."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 11, 2020

Dolce by Wyndham Sitges Barcelona
Platjador Hotel
Platjador Hotel
3 out of 5
Paseo de la Ribera nº 35, Sitges, Barcelona
The price is CA $106 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

With direct access to the beach, this Sitges Town Center hotel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Church of Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla, ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (495 reviews)

"We've always wanted to stay in this hotel as it came highly recommended by friends. It did not disappoint. Staff were so friendly and helpful from beginning to end. Lovely comfortable room with balcony overlooking the pool. Pool area was a nice place to be as was very relaxed. Really nice breakfast ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 11, 2020

Platjador Hotel

Vacation Rentals in Sitges

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Sunway Playa Golf & Spa Sitges
Hotel Sunway Playa Golf & Spa Sitges
4 out of 5
Paseo Marítimo De Sitges 92-94, Sitges, Barcelona
The price is CA $91 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

This family-friendly Sitges aparthotel is located on the boardwalk, within a 10-minute walk of Platja de la Barra and Sausalito Beach. Platja De Terramar and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (797 reviews)
Great winter holidays

"Amazing hotel, really warm indoor swimming pool, great location, and the best breakfast ever."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 24, 2020

Hotel Sunway Playa Golf & Spa Sitges
Sunway San Jorge Apartments
Sunway San Jorge Apartments
2.5 out of 5
Carrer del Mossen Joan Llopis Pi, 63-65, Sitges, Barcelona
The price is CA $55 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Situated by the sea, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Platja De Terramar, Platja de l'Estanyol and Platja de la Bassa Rodona. Platja de ...

3.5/5Good! (137 reviews)
Good value

"Big room that was clean. Relatively short walk into town. Good price. Hotel check in procedure is a bit of effort due to the reception being based a mile or so away from the apartments but it you have a car this is no issue."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 12, 2020

Sunway San Jorge Apartments
Sitges Group San Sebastián Beach
Sitges Group San Sebastián Beach
4 out of 5
Port alegre, 57, Sitges, Barcelona

Located in Sitges Town Center, this beach apartment building is steps away from San Sebastian Beach, Cau Ferrat Museum and Fundacio Stampfli. Maricel Museum ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (57 reviews)

"Love this beachfront location. Easy access to shopping and restaurants right outside the door. We have stayed here four times over the past few years, so yes, we would come back :) Might add that some improvements have been made with regard to furnishings since our first visit."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 25, 2019

Sitges Group San Sebastián Beach

Top things to do in Sitges

Correfoc Evening Festival from Barcelona
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Correfoc Evening Festival from Barcelona

CA $147
Per adult
Barcelona City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off
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Barcelona City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off

CA $46
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Fast Track: Sagrada Familia Guided Tour
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Fast Track: Sagrada Familia Guided Tour

CA $78
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Sitges

4.7

Top Destination

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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Mar 11, 2020

Sitges is an amazing little town and a great location for further exploring the surrounding area. Be careful with selecting this hotel. While the location is good, their attention to detail in cleaning was awful.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 11, 2020

Only there for a Saturday and it was crazy busy

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jul 28, 2019

Sitges is a cute little town with many things to do and see

5/5 - Excellent

RANU

Jul 25, 2019

Absolutely l would come back! Till next time

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

May 20, 2019

Beaches were fantastic!!

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