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. Sitges Carnival (February 28th to March 6th)
From February 28th to March 6th, 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 28 February
Parades: Sunday 3 March and Tuesday 5 March. Watch out for changes in the route in comparison with previous years. We will have more information for you in the near future.
More information: www.sitges.cat
3. Barcelona-Sitges International Vintage Car Rally (March 16th and 17th)
The Barcelona-Sitges International Vintage Car Rally arrives on March 16th and 17th in its 61th year. It will be departing from Barcelona on Sunday 17 March at 11:00 A.M. to arrive at Port d'Aiguadolç Marina at 12:00 noon.
Afterwards, the motorcade will drive around the streets of Sitges on its way to the final meeting place, in the area set aside at La Fragata square, at the foot of the Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla Parish Church, where the vehicles will be on display until 17:00.
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, Motor Munich, Menkes, with support from Pere Ventura Cavas.
Visit the website here: http://www.rallybarcelonasitges.com/es/
4. International Patchwork Festival (21th to the 24th March)
Once again this year, from 21th to 24th March, Sitges will become the world capital of Patchwork and welcome a wide variety of activities related to this sector. The trade show, which will take place in a marquee tent located at the La Fragata beach this year, will be attended by all the main sector brands. In addition, there will also interesting workshops, talks and world-class exhibitions.
Visit the website here: http://www.patchworkespana.es/festival-internacional-patchwork-2019/
5. Sitges Scrap+ Fair (29th and 31th March)
For the seven year running, Sitges is hosting the Sitges Scrap + Fair from 29th to 31th 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.
Visit the website here: http://www.feriascrapplus.com/
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.