Sitges

Travel Guide
Sitges featuring heritage architecture and rocky coastline

Visit this eclectic and beautiful resort, one of the most popular beach destinations in southern Europe.

Particularly popular with the gay community, Sitges attracts a mix of young Barcelonans and Northern Europeans with its stunning white-sand beaches and reputation for good times. Despite its hard-partying style, this lively destination has managed to retain a cultural side with excellent restaurants, exceptional museums and some pleasant architecture.

This community was at the heart of the Modernisme movement, attracting artists like Salvador Dalí and poet Federico García Lorca to its shores. Santiago Rusiñol was one of the pioneers of this artistic movement, organizing several landmark art festivals in Sitges during the late 19th century. Although the city continues to attract artists and writers, the late 19th and early 20th centuries are thought of as its “golden age.”

Sitges and the surrounding area have 17 beaches. Bring sunscreen and an umbrella because few beaches offer any natural shade. Platja de la Bassa Rodona is the main gay beach, although visitors of all preferences are welcome on any of the town’s beaches. Families usually head to Platja de la Fragata, a smaller and quieter stretch of sand overlooked by the town’s pretty whitewashed church, Església de Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla.

Be sure to see Museu Cau Ferrat, which once served as the studio, home and gallery of artist Santiago Rusiñol. Now a museum, this whitewashed mansion was created in the 1890s by joining two 16th-century fishermen’s cottages together. Look for paintings by Picasso and El Greco.

Check out Fundació Stämpfli Art Contemporani, an outstanding art museum focused on modern art from the 1960s and onward. Look for pieces by Takis and Oliver Mosset. The museum is home to 60 works by artists from around the world and also hosts intriguing temporary exhibitions that are well worth leaving the beach to attend.

Sitges is located 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Barcelona. The beaches are typically crowded during July and August, but relatively quiet during the low season. Reach the resort by commuter rail trains from Barcelona.

Where to stay in Sitges

La Santa María
La Santa María
3 out of 5
Passeig De La Ribera 52, Sitges, 08870
The price is €81 per night from 1 Jun to 2 Jun
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Sitges. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (372 reviews)
"The cheapest hotel I have ever stay in Sitges will definitely stay again. Stuff very friendly, stuff at the reception very kind very helpful. Rooms brilliant, comfortable beds, brilliant air-conditioning,very clean. Perfect location for town and the beach. Economy room with sea view small but brilliant ..."

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2021

La Santa María
Hotel Calipolis
Hotel Calipolis
4 out of 5
Av. Sofia, 2-6, Sitges, 08870
The price is €150 per night from 1 Jun to 2 Jun
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Sitges. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a beach locale. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (569 reviews)
"Great sea view and balcony! Friendly staff!"

Reviewed on 13 Apr 2022

Hotel Calipolis
Hotel MiM Sitges
Hotel MiM Sitges
4.5 out of 5
Avinguda Sofia, 12, Sitges, 08870
The price is €179 per night from 2 Jun to 3 Jun
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Sitges. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (404 reviews)
"Great location very close to the beach. Check in was easy and the staff were really friendly and helpful. The terrace is lovely as well as the hotel as a whole."

Reviewed on 5 May 2022

Hotel MiM Sitges
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sunway Amapola Apartamentos
Sunway Amapola Apartamentos
2 out of 5
Carrer del Poeta Trinitat Catasus, 7, Sitges, 08870
The price is €69 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this apartment in Sitges. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the pool and the overall value in their reviews. ...
3.6/5 Good! (174 reviews)
It’s ok
"It’s ok, it’s in a slightly difficult location not easy to find, got lost a few times. Could also do with a kettle and iron in the room."

Reviewed on 4 Jan 2020

Sunway Amapola Apartamentos
Mediterráneo Sitges
Mediterráneo Sitges
4 out of 5
Avenida Sofia 3, Sitges, 08870
The price is €155 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Sitges. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 outdoor pools and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (132 reviews)
"Very convenient location, within easy walking distance to shops, restaurants and beach. Room was ideal and very clean. Toilet handle fell off in my hand. Reported it to reception and maintenance kindly fixed it quickly. A day later the handle came off again. Reported for second time but they failed ..."

Reviewed on 22 May 2022

Mediterráneo Sitges
Elegant in the center of Sitges with access to the beach walking
Elegant in the center of Sitges with access to the beach walking
Sitges, Catalonia
Stay at this apartment in Sitges. Enjoy WiFi, on-site parking and a balcony. Popular attractions Placa Cap de la Vila and La Ribera Beach are located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Apartamento ideal para parejas
"Hemos estado muy a gusto en el apartamento de Jordi. La decoración es bonita, tal y como aparece en las fotos y, aunque tiene sólo una habitación, las estancias son amplias y abiertas confiriéndole un carácter funcional y práctico. Está en pleno centro y a tan solo 5 min de la playa lo que permite ..."

Reviewed on 1 Sep 2020

Elegant in the center of Sitges with access to the beach walking
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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