Barcelona

Sitges Town

The coastal town of Sitges sits just under an hours drive south of Barcelona (or 30 minutes on the train if you catch the R2S) and is one of the wealthiest areas in Catalonia. It’s here that the rich and famous reside, and you’ll see plenty of magnificent villas dotting the shores, but the area also enjoys a laid-back bohemian vibe making it a great summer getaway for all visitors to Barcelona.

About the Town

This former fishing village is a charming old town and is dotted with impressive renaissance and art nouveau buildings and home to some of the regions fanciest restaurants. The area was actually Picasso’s old stomping ground and its no wonder that the riches of the area have flocked to its pretty surroundings to admire the sweeping beaches and rolling green hills that enclose the town. Sitges is actually considered the ‘St. Tropez of Spain” which tells you all you need to know.

Things to Do

When you’re not lounging on the beach or enjoying fresh seafood at a beach-side restaurant, then you should be exploring the town’s museums. Marciel Museum offers an insight into nautical art, Cau Ferrat Museum unearths iconic Spanish art while the Edifici Miramar, though not quite a museum, is considered a neoclassical landmark that you simply can’t miss. If you’re in town at the end of August, you might be lucky enough to catch the Fiesta Major, an annual festival featuring fireworks, food and wine tasting!