TOP 10 things to do in Sitges
1. International Dance Day (April 27th,28th ,29th and May 3rd)
Once again this year and in an effort to promote dance, on April 27th, 28th, and 29th and May 3rd, a series of activities and exhibitions revolving around International Dance Day will be taking place for the purpose of encouraging and supporting dance.
The program is a great way of bringing dance closer to the general public with open classes, demonstrations and films.
Visit the website here: www. sitges.cat
2. Sitges Next. Festival of Innovation in Communication and New Media ( May 4th and 5th)
Under the slogan What’s Next?, on May 4th and 5th Sitges will be welcoming Sitges Next, the festival dedicated to promoting innovation in the communication of brands, agencies, start-ups and technological creators.
Two days to establish new connections and receive inspiration through visions, experiences, provocative actions and even ideas that are reaffirmed in a changing world where we are all explorers. The Next Awards will bring the Festival to a close, acknowledging the work that has broken new ground over the past year.
More information: www.sitgesnext.com
3. International Museum Day (May 18th)
Sitges’ museums are joining in the International Museum Day, held all over the world on May 18th to raise public awareness of the important role of these cultural venues in society.
• Cau Ferrat Museu. A modernista building that houses an important art collection created by its founder, Santiago Rusiñol. Open from 10:00 to 19:00.
• Maricel Museum. Offers a complete artistic journey of art works, from the 10th century to the realism of the first half of the 20th century. Open from 10:00 to 19:00.
• Maricel Palace. This emblematic building invites us to visit its rooms, get to know its history and admire its collections. Guided tours. Times: 11:00 (English), 12:00 (Catalan), 13:00 (Spanish).
• Stämpfli Foundation. Houses one of the most outstanding contemporary art collections in Catalonia. Open from 16:00 to 19:00.
Information and reservations via telephone at 938940364 and at the website http://museusdesitges.cat/es
4. Race in support of PKU/ATM ( May 20th)
Sitges will be hosting the 5th race for PKU (Phenylketonuria) this upcoming May 20th. This five-kilometer sports event will take place on the Sitges Passeig Marítim seafront boulevard starting at 10:00.
The goal of the now famous “Orange Tide” color that identifies the race, is to raise funds for the Social Work at Sant Joan de Déu Hospital and the Food Bank at the Associació Catalana de Trastorns Metabòlics Hereditaris (Catalan Association of Hereditary Metabolic Disorders).
Registration costs 12€ and can be done via the www.correperells.org website, or in person at the Base Ferran Sports and Outrun Running Store sporting goods stores.
5. 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
6. Activities and the Museums
The arrival of 2018 will mean the return of the monthly, guided tours of the Sitges parish church, including a visit all the way up its bell tower.
Visit the website here: http://museusdesitges.cat/es/activitats
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. 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.
10. 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.