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.
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.
Sitges has a big nightlife. In the old centre you will find a lot of bars and nice terraces. Don’t get frightened of the huge amount of pink minded, drag queens or tough but still a bit girly like dudes. They are everywhere, but they don’t bite, they only shout, scratch and might pull your hair out. So there are a lot of gay minded venues, but also enough mainstream clubs. Really nice is the Atlantida beach club and popular is also the first Pacha club.
The founder of Bacardi, Facundo Bacardí Massó was born in Sitges. In Sitges there is a visitor centre (CASA BACARDI). It’s located in the historic Mercat Vell, a Catalan Art Nouveau building in the heart of Sitges Old Quarter (just behind the church). You can get a tour about Bacardi. At the end of the tour, visitors will have the chance to learn to make their very own Bacardi cocktails.
In Sitges there is a golf club called Golf Terramar. The microclimate of Sitges permits golf to be played in perfect conditions at any time of the year with beautiful views out over the Mediterranean from many holes. The course is not particularly difficult but greens strategically placed and water hazards on many holes tend to make life more difficult on this all-together pleasant course.
See link for more information.
Sitges is a small town with a lot of shops! The town centre is full of shops selling a wide variety of clothing. For a small town it has an impressive selection of chain shops – these include Replay, Adolfo Dominguez, Lacoste, United Colours of Benetton and Vermont trainer shop. All of these are located along the long street that is Calle Major, turning into Calle Sant Francesc. If you are looking for more individual, boutique style shops, these can also be found in abundance. Shops such as Groove Records on Calle Major offer clothing (as well as music) for a younger generation. Shops such as Escales and Cabeli – both on Calle Sant Francesc – provide fashion for more sophisticated women. You will also find an abundance of shoe shops, as well as men’s clothing shops.