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SitgesSpain

Visit this eclectic and beautiful resort, one of the most popular beach destinations in southern Europe.

Particularly popular with the gay community, Sitges attracts a mix of young Barcelonans and Northern Europeans with its stunning white-sand beaches and reputation for good times. Despite its hard-partying style, this lively destination has managed to retain a cultural side with excellent restaurants, exceptional museums and some pleasant architecture.

This community was at the heart of the Modernisme movement, attracting artists like Salvador Dalí and poet Federico García Lorca to its shores. Santiago Rusiñol was one of the pioneers of this artistic movement, organizing several landmark art festivals in Sitges during the late 19th century. Although the city continues to attract artists and writers, the late 19th and early 20th centuries are thought of as its “golden age.”

Sitges and the surrounding area have 17 beaches. Bring sunscreen and an umbrella because few beaches offer any natural shade. Platja de la Bassa Rodona is the main gay beach, although visitors of all preferences are welcome on any of the town’s beaches. Families usually head to Platja de la Fragata, a smaller and quieter stretch of sand overlooked by the town’s pretty whitewashed church, Església de Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla.

Be sure to see Museu Cau Ferrat, which once served as the studio, home and gallery of artist Santiago Rusiñol. Now a museum, this whitewashed mansion was created in the 1890s by joining two 16th-century fishermen’s cottages together. Look for paintings by Picasso and El Greco.

Check out Fundació Stämpfli Art Contemporani, an outstanding art museum focused on modern art from the 1960s and onward. Look for pieces by Takis and Oliver Mosset. The museum is home to 60 works by artists from around the world and also hosts intriguing temporary exhibitions that are well worth leaving the beach to attend.

Sitges is located 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Barcelona. The beaches are typically crowded during July and August, but relatively quiet during the low season. Reach the resort by commuter rail trains from Barcelona.

Where to stay in Sitges

Top Hotels in Sitges

Hotel Calipolis
Hotel Calipolis
4 out of 5
Av. Sofia, 2-6, Sitges, Barcelona
The price is $83 per night from Dec 28 to Dec 29

Located in Sitges Town Center, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, just steps from Platja De Terramar, Platja de la Bassa Rodona, and La Ribera Beach. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (486 reviews)

"Staff were wonderful; very friendly and efficient. Room was very spacious and big - and views towards the sea are wonderful. I do think that the rooms could do with a bit of a refresh though (especially the bathrooms) as they're quite dated and very basic."…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Hotel Calipolis
 Hotel Port Sitges
Hotel Port Sitges
4 out of 5
Paseo de les Drassanes, 1-20, Sitges, Barcelona
The price is $43 per night from Dec 27 to Dec 28

Situated in Sitges, this beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Balmins Beach, El Balmí Mitjà, and el Balmí Xic. Platja d'Aiguadolç and Playa De La Marina ...

4/5Very Good! (551 reviews)

"Great location, nice place to stay..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Hotel Port Sitges
Hotel Subur
Hotel Subur
3 out of 5
Passeig De La Ribera, Sitges, Barcelona
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Located in Sitges Town Center, this beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Can Llopis Romanticism Museum and Placa Cap de la Vila. Church of Sant Bartomeu ...

3.8/5Good! (974 reviews)

"Top location - a minute away from the hearth of the nightlife of Sitges, and facing the seafront. The view from my room was amazing, sea view room is definitely worth it. The room was quite spacious, daily cleaned. The facilities are just what you'd expect from a 3* hotel, but the hotel staff add ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Hotel Subur
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Sitges

Property with amazing sea view and pool
Property with amazing sea view and pool
3.5 out of 5
Carrer Malvasia 19, Sitges, Barcelona

Situated in Sitges, this apartment building is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Balmins Beach and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Sitges Beachfront. La Marina Beach and El Balmí Mitjà ...

Property with amazing sea view and pool
Hotel Sunway Playa Golf & Spa Sitges
Hotel Sunway Playa Golf & Spa Sitges
4 out of 5
Paseo Marítimo De Sitges 92-94, Sitges, Barcelona
The price is $65 per night from Dec 27 to Dec 28

This family-friendly Sitges aparthotel is located on the boardwalk, within a 10-minute walk of Platja de la Barra and Sausalito Beach. Platja De Terramar and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (823 reviews)
Great winter holidays

"Amazing hotel, really warm indoor swimming pool, great location, and the best breakfast ever."…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

Hotel Sunway Playa Golf & Spa Sitges
1840 Apartments Sitges
1840 Apartments Sitges
3.5 out of 5
Carrer Port Alegre 9, Sitges
The price is $98 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3

Nestled on the beach, this Sitges Town Center apartment building is just steps from Cau Ferrat Museum and San Sebastian Beach. Platja de la Fragata and Maricel ...

3.9/5Very Good! (19 reviews)
Loved Sitges!

"Property couldn’t have been in a better location! Beautiful place, great building! Was confusing seeing different photos of different rooms online vs what you would actually end up, but I’m sure every place was great! Loved the unit that we got. Would absolutely return. Thank you!! Aaron"…"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2019

1840 Apartments Sitges
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Sitges

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 2, 2020

So disappointed! I would never recommend this place to anyone. Expedia should send someone to check out some of these properties...secret shopper!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 31, 2019

Sitges is a charming beach village where one can spend the majority of the day walking the promenade and trying local cuisines. Highly recommend making reservations at Moreno Major 17, excellent food, amazing house Vermouth with wonderful staff.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 8, 2019

We love Sitges, this is our second time visiting, and I would happily go back. It's a quick drive or train ride to Barcelona (we've done both), and wineries are a quick 30-40 minute drive away.

5/5 - Excellent

Mme

Nov 8, 2019

Beautiful and interesting. Well worth a visit.

5/5 - Excellent

Marikka

Oct 12, 2019

I wish I lived there all year round :)

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 15, 2019

A very fun and sentimental place to be! Will consider coming back again

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