Sitges Coastline

What to do in Sitges: a travel guide

If you would like to find out what to do in Sitges, a city near Barcelona, during your stay in the Catalonian coastal town, then read on. There are plenty of attractions and beautiful sights to marvel at. Discover more about why this stunning stretch of coast is so loved by the people who have discovered it.

Bronze Figure in Sitges

Stay on the beach of Sitges

Situated a little to the east of the town, Platja de Sant Sebastià is a great sandy beach to enjoy relaxing on or playing with kids. Platja la Bassa Ronda is a little more grown-up and lively. Either way, these are some superb spots to enjoy swimming, paddling or just soaking up the sun.

Museu Cau Ferrat

This is an art museum that is devoted to Catalan modernism. In it, you will find many works by Santiago Rusiñol, one of the founders of that school of art. The museum is located in the heart of the town, close to the seafront. It is housed in Rusiñol’s former studio.

Garraf Natural Park

Located between Sant Andreu de la Barca and Sitges, this natural area of parkland is a forested paradise. There are numerous hiking trails to follow, some of them quite steep. Look out for eagles and other forms of native wildlife including boars. The limestone hills of the park contain many caves. Stick to the marked pathways to ensure you return from wherever it was you headed off.

Walk Along the Passeig Maritim

This thoroughfare has now been pedestrianized making it one of the best ways to get to Sitges by foot. A stroll along the road affords excellent views over the Mediterranean on one side with plenty of bars, souvenir shops, ice cream vendors and restaurants on the other.

The Sitges Film Festival

Sitges might not be as notable as Cannes or Venice in terms of its film festival but it has attracted some big star names in the past. Hollywood actors and directors are often in attendance for the launch of new movies.

Visit the Old Town Center

The Church of Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla, which dates back to the 15th century is one of the many highlights of Sitges Old Town. It doesn’t take long to experience every street corner of this charming, if small, part of the town which was once dominated by fishermen’s dwellings.
In our blog you will find more guides and information about Barcelona in the articles we devoted to the best viewpoints in Barcelona or the itinerary guide about what to do in Barcelona for 4 days.

Where to Stay in Sant Andreu de la Barca

The good news is that the Catalonian municipality of Sant Andreu de la Barca is just a short drive from Sitges, making it a great place to stay where you can enjoy convenient access to the resort and the nearby city of Barcelona. Hotels in Sant Andreu de la Barca don’t come much better than the Catalonia Bristol which is a short stroll from the Llobregat River.

One of the highlights of this particular hotel is its 23 Focs restaurant, ideal for returning to after a day out in Sitges. Car rental is on offer for guests who don’t want to use public transport to get to the coast. In addition, you can expect access to the hotel’s beauty salon, its solarium and its pool.

Once you know what to do in Sitges, it becomes a true destination in its own right, not a mere backwater that happens to be close to one of Europe’s biggest tourist destinations, Barcelona. With so much on offer in a traditional and relatively undeveloped town, why not book your next weekend break or even stay for a longer summer holiday?