TOP 10 things to do in Sitges
During the upcoming weeks we recommend you don’t miss out on...
1. Sitges Gay Pride (June 8th to 12th)
From June 8th to 12th, Sitges will be welcoming the eighth Sitges Gay Pride. The central venue for this recreational and statement-making event will be the Passeig de la Ribera seafront promenade, where the village will be set up and different activities and performances will be held, both in the afternoon and at night.
An outstanding and wide-ranging activities lineup where the stellar event will be the parade of floats, taking place on Sunday 11th starting at 17:00.
For more information and to check out the complete activities program, you can visit the official website.
2. Sitges ReciclArt art & recycling Festival (June 8th to July 15th)
The Sitges ReciclArt Festival will take place during three weekends starting June 8th.
Sitges ReciclArt is an event dedicated to environmental awareness through the prism of art, recreationally and festively turning public attention to the problem of waste. Promoting local artists and encouraging a creative, sustainable economy.
The Festival’s program is based on artistic recycling and includes exhibitions, workshops, music, talks, etc.
The Festival is organized by the Sitges Town Council and the Office of Environmental Education and Promotion at the Barcelona City Hall’s Gerència de Serveis de Medi Ambient (Division of Environmental Services), from the Centre d’Estudis del Mar (CEM – Center for Sea Studies) and is in collaboration with Drap-Art, the Posidonia Green Festival and artAmore Sitges.
For more information: www.sitgesreciclart.com
3. Corpus Christi Festival. Sunday 25, Flower carpets (June 17th to 25th)
The major Corpus Christi activity is packed into the weekend of June 17th and 18th.
At 18:00 on Friday is the opening of the 27th Bonsais and Suiseki Exhibition at the Miramar Building. On Saturday at 10:30 is the opening of the 78th National Carnation Exhibition at El Retiro. At 18:00, the three Giant couples will take a short walk around town starting from Town Hall Square.
On Sunday June 18, you can enjoy yet another year of flower carpets laid on the town’s streets.
Following the Concelebrated High Mass at 19:00, the Procession will begin with the Holy Sacrament accompanied by the children who have had their First Communion, parishioners, pubilles (festival beauty queens), the Giants, the Moixiganga (street dancers), the Dragon and the Eagle.
4. Beach Rugby Tournament (June 17th & 18th)
This upcoming June 17th and 18th, a new edition of the Beach Rugby Tournament will be held at La Fragata Beach in Sitges, organized by the Sitges Rugby Club.
More than 1000 participants will be attending, divided into teams from France, the UK and Spain. Both junior level men’s and women’s categories that will compete in over 100 games.
On Saturday, from 10:00 to 20:00, the cadet and adult games will be played, as well as the male and female senior and veteran games. On Sunday, starting at 10:00 and throughout the entire morning, the younger categories will be playing: mini rugby, prebenjamí (6-8), benjamí (8-10), aleví (10-12) and infantil (13-16), with over 300 players enjoying a day of sports, companionship and the beach.
5. Good weather is coming. Enjoy Sitges’ beaches
Sitges has 26 beaches including small, peaceful coves, larger, family-oriented beaches, and more urban beaches with views of the historic center, located by the seafront boulevard. It offers more than 18 kilometers of coast with beach bar services, toy libraries, sun loungers, sunshades and umbrellas, sports facilities, massage services, sailing schools, water activities and beaches awarded with ISO 14001, Emas and Sicted certifications.
6. Marinas of Sitges
Sitges has more marinas than any other town in Spain, with a total of 3 and over 2.600 moorings.
Sitges’ three marinas (Port Ginesta, Garraf and Aiguadolç), plus its different yacht clubs give you a wide selection of nautical activities to choose from: sailing schools, boat rental and cruises, charters, canoeing, diving, etc.
Sitges is one of the Catalan coastal towns where people have been doing patin sailing for decades, and it was the venue for the Spanish Patin Championship and the European Championship.
-Port de Garraf - located at the very foot of the Garraf Massif.
- Port d´Aiguadolç - The Aiguadolç Marina is the closest to downtown Sitges, with a wide range of recreational options including hotels, sailing schools, boat rental, bars,restaurants and a night club.
- Port Ginesta - the largest marina in Catalonia.
7. Sport Tourism
Thanks to its location between the sea and the mountains and its mild, temperate climate, in Sitges it’s possible to do many different outdoor sports. We have: 26 beaches, 1 nature reserve, 3 marinas and 1 private golf course right on the seafront, the second oldest in Catalonia.
A sample of the activities you can enjoy are; sailing, windsurf, kayaking, kite- surf, surf, scuba diving, 4x4, equestrian sports, climbing, quads, golf, trekking in the Garraf Nature Reserve, relaxation, yoga at the Buddhist monastery and horseback riding.
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, boasting 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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