is one of the most attractive and dynamic towns of the Catalan
Coast, located in the Costa del Garraf 35 Km south of Barcelona
and close to the airport.
Its 17 beaches with an exceptional
quality of water, many of them distinguished with the
qualification of "Blue Flag", together with its beautiful natural
scenery, Sitges is a privileged town where we can walk by the
seaside or discover its mediterranean narrow streets full of shops
and cafes, enjoy its restaurants and browse through the small
We can find many cultural options, golf courses and
marinas, as well as a representative Catalan cuisine.
In the town we can find the church
of Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla, located on a promontory
overlooking the sea and surrounded by small cobblestone streets
originated in the XIV century, which preserves baroque altarpieces
and an organ of the seventeenth century.
You can also visit El Cau Ferrat,
which was home-studio of writer and painter Santiago Rusiñol, who
in the late nineteenth century managed to make Sitges a meeting
place for intellectuals and artists, which marked this town with a
bohemian atmosphere that still retains today.
The Palau Maricel, has elements of
Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque origin, and the Casa de la Vila,
of nineteenth century with Gothic style are also architectural
They are home to interesting museums: the workshop
Rusiñol house, besides works of El Greco, Zuloaga and Picasso,
Meanwhile, in the Maricel Museum we can admire
collections of Romanesque, Gothic and Art Gallery of Modern Art.
If we delve into the Catalan society of the nineteenth century
must visit the Romantic Museum.
Finally we must not forget the
International Vintage Car Rally (of National Tourist Interest),
the International Fantastic Film Festival and the Corpus Christi
celebration of floral carpets, as well as the Carnival, an
international celebration that has crossed borders.
WINE REGION OF PENEDES
The region of Penedés, internationally known for wines and
Cavas is located 40 kilometres from Barcelona.
The Capital, Vilafranca del Penedés, hosts an important Wine
The majority of cellars are open to the public.
One of the most interesting visit are to Cavas Freixenet and Cavas
Codorniu, a beautiful example of modernist architecture designed
by Puig i Cadafalch.
The guided tour introduces the visitor into a labyrinth of tunnels
where you will be able to appreciate the slow process required to
elaborate Catalan Cava.
We reccommend also a visit to Bodegas Torres, wine makers since
XVII century, to enjoy the wineyards and the visitors center.
CAVA AND MEDITERRANEAN
A visit to the region of Penedes, visiting a Cava cellar in the
morning and stopping for lunch in Sitges, allows to enjoy an
unforgettable day among vineyards, savouring the best of
Mediterranean cuisine in a typical seaside town.
Monastery of Montserrat, located 60 kilometres west of Barcelona,
on a spectacular mountain of strange rock formations, is the heart
of Catalan religious and spiritual fervour.
Founded in the XI century, the Romanesque figure of the Virgin
of Montserrat “La Moreneta”, Patron of Catalonia, is venerated by
At 1 PM, inside the church, the Choir of children of the
Escolanía sing like angels. Attendance is recommended.
The view from the top of the mountain is spectacular.
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