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. Christmas Park (December 27th to January 5th)
The children’s park is back again this year, designed for children between the ages of 3 and 14, with multiple educational-recreational activities during the Christmas holidays.
• Place: Pins Vens Sports Center
• Address: c/Cardenal Vidal i Barraquer s/n (Pins Vens Sports Center).
• Dates (beginning-end): From 27th December 2018 to 5th January 2019. On 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th all day and on the 31st (morning only). The 2nd, 3rd, 4th all day, and the 5th (morning only)
• Time: Morning (11:00 to 14:00) and afternoons (17:00 to 20:00).
• Price and ticket sales: morning 4€, afternoon 4€ and all day 6€. Ticket sales at the sports center entrance.
Opening will be on 27th December at 18:00 in the afternoon with the attendance of the Mayor and the Councilor of Education, Youth and Sports.
More information: www.sitges.cat
3. Royal Pages (4th January 2019) and The Three Kings Parade in Sitges (5th January 2019)
Royal Pages (4th january 2019)
Time: 17:00 to 20:00
Place: Town Hall Square
Three Kings Night is a special night all around the world, and Sitges couldn’t be an exception! On January 5th, the great Parade will be arriving to travel the town’s streets with the Kings Melchior, Gaspar and Balthasar and their respective entourages.
The 3 Kings Parade will begin at six in the evening starting from the Miramar Cultural Center. Melchior, Gaspar and Balthasar and their entourages will continue their route via the Vidal Quadres Baluard Bastion, Port de N’alegre, Rafael Llopart, Sant Damià, Santiago Rusiñol, Jesús, Illa de Cuba, Sant Gaudenci, Sant Josep, Parellades, Cap de la Vila Square, Major and Town Hall Square.
Three Kings Parade (5th January 2019)
Departure time: 18:00
Departure place: Miramar Cultural Space
Arrival place: Plaça de l’Ajuntament
4. Acquathlon Crossing (Aiguadolç Marina) (5 January)
The Club Natació Sitges (CNS-Sitges Swim Club) organizes this popular and festive event aimed at promoting sports during the “Christmas Holidays” in order to raise awareness about Sitges’ sporting tradition and the activities carried out year round at the CNS.
There will be two different events, a Swim Crossing and an Acquathlon (Swimming + Athletics). This event is supported by the Sitges Town Council’s Sports Department and the Sitges Aiguadolç Marina.
5. Sitges Half Marathon (13 January)
The 36th Sitges Half Marathon and 8th Quarter Marathon will be held on Sunday 13th January.
The starting gun will be fired at 10:00 and the time limit is 2 hours and 30 minutes from the start of the race.
The starting gun will be fired at 9:00 and the time limit is 1 hour and 15 minutes from the start of the race.
On Saturday January 12th, the school races by category will be taking place. Inscriptions are free.
More information at: http://www.mitjasitges.cat/
6. Exhibition: ` Maricel Centennial (1918-2018) (15th November to 24th February 2019)
This exhibition is dedicated to explaining the history and evolution of the Maricel art complex from the acquisition of the former Saint John Hospital by Charles Deering, the great transformation carried out by Miquel Utrillo, the growth of the Maricel complex and its stages and evolution until present day.
C/ Fonollar, s/n
Inauguration: 15/11, 18:00. Maricel Palace. C/ Fonollar, s/n
16/11: free admission to the exhibition.
Tuesday to Sunday:
Price: 10€ (Cau Ferrat Museum + Maricel Museum)
Guided tour on Tuesday:
Price exclusively for the guided tour of the exhibition: 5€
More information: www.museusdesitges.cat
7. 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.
8. Activities at the museums for young and old
During the month of January, and continuing with the Christmas activities at Sitges’ Museums, there will be a children’s workshop entitled Letter to the Kings. A classic for these dates where your little ones can create and decorate their own gift and good will list for their majesties. The event is scheduled for the 3rd and, since it’s the first Wednesday of the year, it will also include, like the first Wednesday of every month, free admission to Sitges’ museums.
The arrival of 2018 will also mean the return of the monthly, guided tours of the Sitges parish church, including a visit all the way up its bell tower.
9. 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.
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.