A nice blog about Sitges:
This weekend we stayed a weekend in Spain. The temperature is already rising, it was really a nice short breakaway for the weekend! Would you like to stay for a short weekend in spring or autumn? Ask for our special offers!
Although it’s pretty easy to drive to Barcelona and the beginning of the Ramblas (Passeig de Colom just after the Columbus statue), it’s also possible to visit Barcelona by train from Sitges. Here you find the instructions
Visit Barcelona by train:
- If you want to visit Barcelona during your stay, you can go by car, or park your car (for free) in Sitges and take the train (€ 6,- for a return ticket) to the centre of Barcelona.
- A lot of trains depart from Sitges to Barcelona every 7 min. in rush hours and every 10-15 min. the rest of the day. All the trains stop in Sants station and later in Passeig de Gracia station, which is in the city centre.
- The first departure is at 4:48 h. The last departure is at 22:26 h, after this time you have to take the night bus.
- You have 2 trains, one goes direction Sant Vicenç de Calders through Sitges, that’s very important, as there’s another one with the same direction that goes inland and doesn’t stops in Sitges, the other goes direction Vilanova i la Geltrú. The trip is about 40-45 min, depending of the train.
See for more information: see link
August 21st – 27th. “Festa Major de Sitges”. Sitges’ main Annual Fiesta in Honour of “Sant Bartomeu”, The Town’s Patron Saint. There is an amazing fireworks display on the 23rd, centered around Sitges Church. Watched by many, along the beach and also on the water, via a troupe of boats.
A wide range of events and festivals celebrating the Catalan Culture. With:
– Impressive human castles/pyramids (castellers ) Often 6 people high with a small child at the top
– Giants, capgrossos (carnival figures with big papier-mâché heads)
in the center and all over Sitges town (shopping area/square).
Along with fire-breathing beasts and ancient dances like the diables (devils), bastons (stick dance), gitanes (gypsies), cercolets or moixiganga, among others.
With numerous processions around the town’s streets, a spectacular fireworks display from the Baluard (Bastion), the 6 o’clock matinal (early morning performance) the next day, solemn mass, processions, open-air dancing and sardanes (traditional Catalan dance).
Sitges Carnaval 2014. This fabulous winter festival of parties and parades eclipses the Barcelona carnaval and is definately worth a visit. There are several parades for all ages during carnaval week in Sitges. The biggest parades are the evening parades called “Rua de la Disbauxa”.
25th Feb the 5th of March 2014 – parades taking place on Sunday the 2nd and Tuesday the 4th of March.
See for more information http://www.whichfestival.com/#!festival:sitges-carnival-es
Sitges is known about the beaches (17 in total). On this link you will find more information about all the beaches in Sitges. When you come to the beach you can park at the boulevard, it’s the cheapest way, but unfortunately it’s most of the time pretty crowded (unless you arrive really early, which we never managed to do so). Another possibility is to park in one of the carparks, there is always place, the car stands save and out of the sun, but they’re much more expensive.