TOP 10 things to do in Sitges
During the upcoming weeks we recommend you don’t miss out on...
1. Try Sitges Xató (November 2015 to April 2016)
From the month of November to the month of April, you’ll find the traditional Xató winter salad at many restaurants in Sitges. And if you’d like to enjoy it in the purest Sitgetan style, order it along with a selection of assorted omelets.
More information: http://www.rutadelxato.com/
2. Ramon Casas Exhibition (until February)
The exhibition Ramon Casas, a Long-Awaited Modernity can be seen at the Maricel Museum until 19 February, and afterwards it will be travelling to Madrid and Palma de Mallorca. This is the main exhibit of the Ramon Casas Year and brings together 200 works by this artist and other contemporary painters from some of the most prestigious modern art collections in Europe.
Among the works presented in the collection, in addition to oil paintings, posters and drawings by Ramon Casas, there are others by artists like Pablo Picasso, Toulouse- Lautrec, Carolus-Duran, John Singer Sargent, Santiago Rusiñol, Joaquin Sorolla or Joaquim Torres-Garcia, among many others.
Ramon Casas, a Long-Awaited Modernity, is organized by Museums of Sitges, Obra Social “la Caixa” and the National Art Museum of Catalonia; in collaboration with the Catalonian Generalitat , the Barcelona City Council and the Sitges Town Council. The exhibition is curated by Ignasi Domènech, head of the Sitges Museum’s Collections; and Francesc Quílez, coordinator of Collections for the National Art Museum of Catalonia.
3. Sitges Carnival (February 23rd to March 1st)
From February 23rd to March 1st, the most colorful and biggest crowd-drawing festivity on the local events calendar will be strutting its stuff around the streets again with a total of 50 troupes, bringing together over 2,500 people in costume, participating in the parades.
It all starts on the Thursday before Lent and finishes on Ash Wednesday.
Arrival: Thursday 23 February
Parades: Sunday 26 February and Tuesday 28 February. Watch out for changes in the route in comparison with previous years.
More information: http://www.sitges.cat/carnaval/
4. 59th Barcelona-Sitges International Vintage Car Rally (April 4th and 5th March)
The Barcelona-Sitges International Vintage Car Rally arrives from 4 to 5 March in its 59th year. It will be departing from Barcelona on Sunday 5 March at 11:00 in the morning to arrive in Port d'Aiguadolç marina at 12:00 noon.
The Barcelona-Sitges International Vintage Car Rally is organized by Foment de Sitges (Sitges Promotion), the Sitges Town Council and the Barcelona City Council, and is sponsored by L'illa Diagonal, RACC and Menkes, with support from Pere Ventura Cavas.
5. International Patchwork Festival (9 to 12 de March)
Once again this year, from 9 to 12 March, Sitges will become the world capital of Patchwork and welcome a wide variety of activities related to this sector. The trade show with more than 2,000m2 of floor space, located at the Passeig de la Ribera sea-front boulevard, plus trade show features the participation of all the main sector brands. In addition, there are also interesting workshops, talks and first-rate exhibitions.
6. Scrap+ Sitges (17 to 19 de March)
For the fifth year running, Sitges is hosting the Scrap + Sitges fair from 17 to 19 March. Admission is free to this 1,100 m2 plus trade show where you can enjoy and purchase the latest in scrapbooking, participate in workshops and try out the latest techniques, as well as enjoy exhibitions. All these options in a nice, 100% Scrap setting.
7. 23th Art Fair (25 and 26 March)
Once again this year, the Passeig de la Ribera sea-front boulevard area will be welcoming the Art Fair on March 25th and 26th. More than seventy artists will come together at this 1,100 m2 trade fair to display and sell their work.
8. Family Tourism in Sitges
Taking a walk around Sitges with the family is sharing experiences and enjoying the proximity of the sea, the seafront boulevard, shopping and leisure venues like the Terramar Gardens, Can Robert Park, Hort de Can Falç and Can Ferratges, seaside swings, mini-golf, the skate-park, paddle boats at the beach, climbing spaces, horseback and pony riding, and basketball courts and soccer fields. The museums offer special discounts and proposals for children in order to get to know the local traditions and culture.
9. Nightlife in Sitges
Sitges is alive 24/7 with options for all styles and tastes, offering establishments by the sea, in the center of town or at the Port d’Aiguadolç Marina. With a cosmopolitan, Mediterranean atmosphere for dining, quietly enjoying a drink at its outdoor terraces and music bars, chill outs or, having fun until the early morning hours, at its night clubs, nighttime parties or open-air concerts.
Sitges’ nightlife is internationally known and famed thanks to its Sin Street. The world’s very first Pacha was born in Sitges!
10. Go out for a day of shopping in Sitges
Shopping is an essential part of Sitges’ tourist services on offer, having such a wide variety of top quality establishments. Most of the businesses are small shops with a family atmosphere and unique products, which steer clear of all the standard options. Establishments looking for originality and modernity. Plus the town has free opening hours and many establishments open on both Sundays and holidays.
The main shopping area, with shops especially dedicated to fashion and accessories, is found around the streets in the center of town.
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