Tourist Information Guide

Attractions in Sitges: Sightseeing in Sitges Centre

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Placa del Baluard
Placa del Baluard
Sitges is a small Spanish town brimming with things to do. It is likely that during a trip to Sitges you are not going to want to miss out on a trip to one of its picturesque beaches. However, whilst you are there, also ensure that you take a walk around the town and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The town's narrow streets are filled with whitewashed old buildings, many of which have an interesting history.

This page will cover some of Sitges's most interesting attractions - its three museums, its cemetery, its beaches, its restaurants and its church. For a more general overview on tourism in Sitges - with information on the shops, art galleries festivals and sports, see our Tourism in Sitges page.

Beaches in Sitges

The beaches in Sitges are, without a doubt, one of its main attractions. They are always lively and bursting with people topping up their tans, taking swims and hiring out pedalos. For more information on the various beaches that Sitges has to offer, see our guide to the different Sitges beaches.

For more information on the Sitges beach in general and the services that are on offer, see our Sitges Beach facilities page.


Museums

Sitges has three main museums which are:

Museu Romántic
Museu Marical
Museu Cau Ferrat

The Museu Marical and Museu Cau Ferrat are next to each other behind Sitges Church, and Museu Romántic is more in the centre of town. See below for details of each museum.


Museu Romantic

The Museu Romantic is housed within a grand eighteenth century building in the heart of Sitges. When built it was one of the grandest houses in the area. It has been maintained and visitors can walk through the game room and the ball room. The museum also houses a famous collection of dolls.


Car parking

Car Park Car Parking Near To Museum Romantic

Opening Times:

Month Day Time
January - June Monday Closed
Tuesday - Saturday 09:30 - 14:00 and 15:30 - 18:30
Sunday 10:00 - 15:00
July - September Monday Closed
Tuesday - Saturday 09:30 - 14:00 and 16:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
October - December Monday Closed
Tuesday - Saturday 09:30 - 14:00 and 15:30 - 18:30
Sunday 10:00 - 15:00

 

Museu Romantic
Sant Gaudenci, 1
08870 Sitges, España

Tel: +34 93 894 2969

Entrance Price: €6.40


Museu Cau Ferrat
Museu Cau Ferrat

Museu Cau Ferrat

Museu Cau Ferrat was created by the artist Santiago Rusiñol at the end of the nineteenth century. It was built when he put two fisherman's homes together and filled it with artefacts - including collections of glass and ironwork. It is housed within a beautiful building with bright blue walls and wooden beams on the ceilings.



Car parking

Car Park Car Parking Near To Museum Cau Ferrat

Opening Times:

Month Day Time
January - February Monday Closed
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
March - June Monday Closed
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 19:00
July - September Monday Closed
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 20:00
October Monday Closed
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 19:00
November - December Monday Closed
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Museu Cau Ferrat
Carrer Fonollar
08870 Sitges, España

Tel: +34 93 894 0364

Entrance Price: €10.00


Museu Maricel
Museu Maricel

Museu Maricel

The Museu Maricel was created in 1969 when the old building was purchased to house the private collection of a famous doctor who had an interest in art. Many of the works of the art have a maritime theme, which is fitting in this seaside town.



Car parking

Car Park Car Parking Near To Museum Maricel

Opening Times:

Month Day Time
January - February Monday Closed
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
March - June Monday Closed
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 19:00
July - September Monday Closed
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 20:00
October Monday Closed
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 19:00
November - December Monday Closed
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Palau Maricel Sala Vaixells
Carrer Fonollar
08870 Sitges, España

Tel: +34 93 894 0364

Entrance Price: €10.00


Tip If you plan on seeing all of the museums you can save some money by buying an entrance ticket that covers all of them. This costs  for all three museums, rather than the same amount per museum. It can be bought in any of the different museums and is valid for one month.
Ticket for three museums: €10.00

If you enjoy art and your appetite has not been quenched by the three museums, there are a fair number of art galleries that you can visit throughout the town. For details of the art galleries in Sitges, see our guide to Sitges art galleries.


The Cemetery

The Cemetery in Sitges
The Cemetery in Sitges

The cemetery in Sitges is called the Cementari San Sebastian . It looks down over the town from a spot on high. It is free to enter and is interesting to take a walk around. The cemetery is not just filled with tombstones, but also with old sculptures by modernist artists. If you stand in front of its white wall, you can enjoy views over the whole of the Sitges seafront. In the summer sunshine its interesting old tombstones look beautiful, adorned with colourful flowers and offerings. It is worth a visit if you are heading towards the beaches to the eastern side of the town.



Car parking

Car Park Car Parking Near To San Sebastià Cemetery

Opening Hours:

Month Day Time
January - February Monday - Saturday 09:00 - 13:00 and 15:00 - 18:00
Sunday 09:00 - 13:00
Public Holiday 09:00 - 13:00
March - October Monday -Saturday 08:00 - 13:00 and 15:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 13:30
Public Holiday 09:00 - 13:30
November - December Monday - Saturday 09:00 - 13:00 and 15:00 - 18:00
Sunday 09:00 - 13:00
Public Holiday 09:00 - 13:00

Cementari San Sebastia
Avinguda Balmins
08870 Sitges, España.


Sitges Church
Sitges Church

Sitges Church

The 'Esglesia' in Sitges is an iconic feature in the city, looking down across the beaches. It is a whitewashed building sitting in the square called Placa Baluard. This square is a good place to sit and take in views of the coastline as well as the city itself.

Esglesia Sitges
Placa del Baluard
08870 Sitges, España.


The Cinema Retiro

Cinema Retiro
Cinema Retiro

Sitges's cinema is called Cinema Retiro and is part of a local recreational club. In true Sitges style, it sits within beautiful old gardens and is next to a bar where jazz is played. The cinema has no website, so in order to find out what films are playing and when, you should call the number below or simply drop by at the cinema. There are generally four films available to watch at any one time. Unfortunately films are not shown in their original language. They are dubbed into Castellano - so the cinema will only appeal if you can speak the language or simply like to watch the pictures.

El Retiro
Carrer Angel Vidal, 17
08870 Sitges, España

Tel: +34 93 894 0137


Restaurants

Sitges in crammed full of places to eat - varying from fast food joints and cheap take aways to high-end restaurants in picturesque settings. As a seaside town, seafood can often be found on the menu. However, if you are craving different cuisines, such as Thai food or pizzas, you will find that these sorts of restaurants are not too difficult to find.

Remember that, as with all tourist towns, the main streets will offer meals at higher prices and not necessarily at the highest standards. Having said this, beach-front restaurants such as El Rincon del Pepe offer their fair share of quality cuisine in a beautiful outdoor setting.


Tip If you are interested in enjoying a luxurious three course meal but can't afford high prices it is often a good idea to make lunch time your main meal of the day and go for a lighter dinner. Look out for restaurants offering the 'Menu del Dia' - this will allow you to enjoy a set three-course menu, normally with bread and wine, at an affordable rate.

For more information on the restaurants in Sitges, see our Restaurants in Sitges page.


Sitges is so much more than just a beach town. It has a history that stretches to way back before the civil war and boasts an array of beautiful buildings and views. It offers something for everybody.

Couples can enjoy romantic strolls along the promenade and luxurious dinners. Families can enjoy the museums, beaches and sports activities for the kids. Those looking for a fun packed holiday will find a town brimming with bars and clubs some of which are gay and some of which have a more open policy. Sitges is, first and foremost, a beach town. However, there are other options for those who get fidgety after a couple of days of sunbathing.


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