A Spanish seaside resort town 35km southwest of Barcelona, Sitges is a highlight of Catalunya. Cosmopolitan and stylish, with great food and vibrant nightlife, Sitges offers tourists far more than the beaches for which it is renowned. When on holiday in Sitges, be sure to make the time to visit each of the town’s three museums - Cau Ferrat, Maricel and Romantic – and take in the varied architecture along the Americanos Architectural Trail. Cool off with a dip at one of Sitges’ 11 beaches, the most famous of which is 11 Platja de St Sebastian, then refuel with some incredible Catalan cuisine. Seafood rules here, while xato (a salad of cod, anchovies, endive and Romesco dressing) is a local specialty. Whatever you order, be sure to wash it down with a glass of local Penedes wine, particularly cava. If you choose self-catering Sitges accommodation, you can also take advantage of the excellent Mercat de Sitges food market, located above Mercadona supermarket. Stock up on fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and fish, as well as delicious cheeses and olives. Not only will you save money on dining out, but you’ll get to experience Sitges like the locals do.
When to go to Sitges
Most tourists visit Sitges between April and October, when the weather is at its warmest. However, autumn and winter are lovely too – February in particular is a great pick for a Sitges holiday thanks to the outrageous Sitges Carnival.
Getting to and around Sitges
Most tourists arrive in Sitges via direct trains from Barcelona’s Passeig de Gràcia or Sants stations. Barcelona’s El Prat de Llobregat (BCN) is also Sitges’ closest airport. Once in Sitges, it’s easy to explore on foot, with everything within walking distance and an almost entirely flat landscape. If the need arises, though, there are taxis available.
Where to stay in Sitges
When choosing accommodation in Sitges, apartments and villas offer far superior space, freedom and privacy to comparatively expensive hotels. HouseTrip offers a superb range of self catering Sitges apartments and villas, from studios ideal for singles and couples to large, multi-room properties perfect for groups of friends and families. Plus, HouseTrip makes booking Sitges accommodation easy – you can even book in as few as six clicks.