5 essential places to visit in Sitges

Sitges is one of the most visited towns in Catalonia. Next to the sea, it still maintains the essence of always, besides being a tolerant and beautiful town. In addition, you can go directly by train from El Prat de Llobregat when you stay at MuchaMasia. Today we present 5 essential points to know and enjoy Sitges.

Cau Ferrat, the jewel of Sitges

Fonollar street is one of the most famous and photographed places in Sitges. On the same street is the Cau Ferrat and the Palau Maricel. These places are the essence of the modernist Sitges that helped forge Santiago Rusiñol. Here you will find the Racó de la Calma, where you will stop to take some pictures. And from here, the shady alley leads you to the Baluard Vidal i Quadres where you can see the immense beach of Sant Sebastià or sit on some benches to enjoy the sunset.

Church of Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla

The most iconic image of Sitges is that of the church of Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla by the sea. It has been in the same place since 1322 and is the town’s landmark. It is considered to be Baroque in style with some Renaissance touches and is dedicated to the two patron saints of Sitges, Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla.

If you visit around August 28, Sant Bartomeu festivities, Sitges is even cooler. This is when it celebrates its main festival and the giants, devils and other folkloric elements show their greatest splendor.

Terramar: the noble area

The Terramar area is the most stately of Sitges. Leaving from the promenade of La Ribera (it is 2 and a half kilometers long) we will go along the beach. To our right are the first stately homes that crown this enclave of Terramar. Houses of indianos built by sitgetanos who went to make fortune to the Americas reflect the splendor of an epoch. And so are the gardens of Terramar, a perfect place to cool off and to enjoy the concerts organized in summer.

La Zorra: definition of rice in Sitges

Gastronomy is always linked to Sitges. And the sea always provides good products to eat well in most restaurants and bars in town. We recommend La Zorra (rice upside down). This place captained by the Gipsy Chef has reinterpreted the rice and prepares it with risky but super good recipes.

Let yourself be carried away by his inventiveness and rice dishes will surely never be the same for you again.

Historical center and Sin Street

And we can not leave Sitges without going through the legendary Sin Street. Located in the historic center of this town in the Garraf, is the street Primero de Mayo, which is its original name. But it has been known as Sin Street since the 1960s, when during the Franco dictatorship nightlife and debauchery were prohibited. Right in this street, a good part of the party clubs and places “of sin” that today the LGTBI collective has made a flag. Today, it is one of the liveliest streets in Spain.

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