TOP 10 things to do in Sitges

1. Try Sitges Xató (November 2018 to April 2019)

 

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.

 

Visit the website: www.rutadelxato.com

 

2. Cheese Fest (November 1st to 4th)

 

From November 1st to the 4th, Sitges will be holding the Cheese Fest along the Passeig de la Ribera Promenade. It is a monographic cheese fair that will bring together some of the very best producers in order to share, taste and get in-depth knowledge on the culture of artisanal cheese as a gourmet product.

 

For its first year, besides the fair, where you can purchase cheeses made by over 15 producers, there will also be the cheese tavern, where you can do cheese samplings, the Kids & Cheese Zone with free activities for children and the Cheese and Blues Zone with a wide ranging musical lineup.

 

Activities program:

 

Thursday November 1st

 

All day long THE FABULE MOBILE (ecological merry-go-round). Children’s ride
10:00 CHEESE FEST OPENING
11:00 to 13:00 CHEESE LOLLIPOP. Children’s gastronomic workshop.
18:00 to 20:00 4 CHEESES. DJ Turtel Session
20:30 APOCADIXIE 3. Nova Orleans Jazz
21:30 CLOSING

 

Friday November 2nd

 

All day long THE FABULE MOBILE (ecological merry-go-round). Children’s ride
10:00 CHEESE FEST OPENING
11:00 to 13:00 THE CHEESE PENGUIN. Children’s gastronomic workshop.
18:00 to 20:00 LA LA CHEESE LAND. DJ Turtel Session
18:00 to 20:00 THE LITTLE CHEESE-LOVING MOUSE. Children’s gastronomic workshop.
21:30 CLOSING

 

Saturday November 3rd

 

All day long THE FABULE MOBILE (ecological merry-go-round). Children’s ride
10:00  CHEESE FEST OPENING
11:00 to 13:00 CHEESE PIZZA. Children’s gastronomic workshop.
18:00 to 20:00 QUEIJO DO AMOR. DJ Turtel Session
18:00 to 20:00 CHEESE LOLLIPOP. Children’s gastronomic workshop
20:30 DJANGOLÉ. Manouche Jazz
21:30 CLOSING

 

Sunday November 4th   

 

All day long THE FABULE MOBILE (ecological merry-go-round). Children’s ride
10:00  CHEESE FEST OPENING
11.00 to 14:00  THE CHEESE PENGUIN. Children’s gastronomic workshop
15:30 CLOSING

 

From 5th to 7th November, 3 cheese pairings and tastings will be available:

 

1. Monday November 5th at the Formatgeria de Sitges Cheese Shop. Industrial cheeses vs. artisanal cheeses paired with Damm beer.

2. Tuesday November 6th at La Sitgetana Brewery. Tasting of cheeses made with different beers.

3. Wednesday November 7th at Incidència del Factor Vi Restaurant. Spanish cheeses  vs. foreign cheeses paired  with wine.


3.    Sitges Tapa a Tapa (November 8th to 18th)

 

A new edition of Sitges Tapa a Tapa will be held from November 8th to the 18th, this time as a part of the Cheese Festival and, therefore, the  star ingredient this year will be cheese. You will have the chance to enjoy the elaborate tapas proposed by the 25 participating establishments.


If you’re a lover of cheese and good food, you simply can’t miss it!!!


4. Sitges Christmas Festival (November 30th to December 2nd)

 

From November 30th to December 2nd, the fourth edition of the Sitges Christmas Festival will be taking place in Sitges, a groundbreaking fair in this country where you can find  Patchwork  and  Scrap  Christmas-themed  products,  finished,  semi-finished  or  to  be  made  from  scratch, as part of  a  creative,  handmade  and  do  it  yourself   (DIY)  initiative. Christmas kits, presents for the entire family, adornment proposals, decorative objects, and other finished products or projects for you to do at home.

 

This Christmas–themed handicrafts fair is the number one of its type in Spain, following the trend of other important European cities like London or Paris.  

 

50  exhibitors  will  be  displaying  the  latest  trends  at  a  unique  venue:  a  transparent  900  m2  marquee  that  will  be  installed  at  La  Fragata  Beach and  admission  is  free.
 


This  event  is  held  in  collaboration  with  the  Sitges  Town  Council.


We’ll  be  waiting  for  you!!!!  


5. Sitges and its culture

Sitges is a seaside town that has always known how to protect its cultural and artistic values. The remains of the ancient medieval village blend with the legacy of the Americanos, the men and women who, returning from their American adventure with their newly-made fortunes, had large mansions built for themselves. In Sitges, there is still an air of the bohemian atmosphere inherited from versatile artist Santiago Rusiñol, who transformed the town into the Mecca of Modernism.

To discover the town’s cultural wealth, all you have to do is take a walk around the streets in the center, the old city and the seafront boulevard, but if you would like to explore it more in depth, you can also take a guided tour and travel back to the times of the Americanos or Modernism. Another excellent option is to visit the Cau Ferrat and Maricel museums, the Maricel Palace and the Pere Stämpfli Foundation. 

 

6. Maricel Complex Centennial 

 

2018 is the centennial of the Maricel architectural and artistic complex. Initiated in 1910 with the conversion of the former Sant Joan Hospital into the residence of the American industrialist, art collector and philanthropist Charles Deering. The engineer and art critic, Miquel Utrillo, was in charge of the construction design and direction, which lasted until 1918.

 

Since its initiation, Maricel is one of the most characteristic architectural and artistic examples of Noucentisme and today, it is one of the most outstanding cultural and patrimonial ensembles in Sitges, and on a national level as well. The 1918-2018 Maricel Centennial has been declared one of the national commemorations for 2018 by the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Autonomous Government of Catalonia.

 

Visit the website here: http://museusdesitges.cat/es

 

7. Family Tourism in Sitges

 

Taking a walk around Sitges with 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.

 

8. 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.


9.   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.


10.    Sports 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.

 

 

 





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