Without a doubt, Sitges is a picturesque coastal town located just south of Barcelona and is a great destination for those looking to experience the best of Spain’s culture, fun and gastronomy, and natural beauty, but Sitges is also a great starting point for exploring some of the charming cities and towns nearby.
Here are 10 places or things to see and do in and around Sitges…
1. Go Shopping in Sitges:
Sitges has everything you need and even more. The town has designer clothing and shoe stores, jewellery shops, art and decoration stores, handicrafts, and souvenirs, but it also has beauty and hairdressing salons, veterinary services, tattoo studios, and florists. You will find absolutely everything you are looking for in Sitges.
2. Cava Tasting:
Sitges is located in the heart of the Penedes, Catalonia’s famous wine region known for its production of cava, a type of sparkling wine. Many local wineries offer tours to enjoy bodegas and taste different cavas.
3. Visit Barcelona:
the capital of Catalonia is a short drive or train ride away and there are many must-see cultural and historical sites such as the Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, and the Gothic Quarter.
4. Explore Tarragona:
this ancient Roman city is located along the Costa Dorada and is home to well-preserved ruins, including the Amphitheatre (dating from the 2nd century and next to the sea) and the Forum.
5. Girona, a movie city:
a medieval city known for its well-preserved Jewish Quarter, Cathedral, and the Arab Baths. Attention! Game of Thrones lovers: the Cathedral of Santa Maria appears in the sixth season and the Monastery of San Pedro de Galligants becomes the library of The Citadel which appears in the last chapter. The best information, isn’t it?
6. Cadaques forever:
Its charming but tiny promenade with its houses bathed by the sea make this town one of the most beautiful and photographed towns on the Costa Brava. A few minutes away is the Salvador Dali house museum in Portlligat.
7. Figueres, Dali’s native land:
there are several things to do in Figueres, but is the image of several giant eggs crowning the top of a circular building familiar to you? This is the Dali Theater Museum, inside which you can find all kinds of paintings, sculptures, and even furniture made by Salvador Dali himself. The house where this world-class artist was born is also in Figueres. It is an essential visit.
8. Besalu, back to the past:
small town known for its well-preserved medieval architecture, including the 12th century Romanesque bridge and the Jewish Baths. Besalu was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
9. Tossa de Mar:
The Vila Vella or Old Town is the most charming attraction of this beautiful town. Tossa de Mar has a perfectly preserved medieval fortress. In Platja Gran, there are a variety of restaurants and bars to eat or have a drink while enjoying the views of the Costa Brava and the Mediterranean Sea.
10. Lovely Peratallada:
a small medieval village with stone houses and cobbled streets. One of the main attractions of Peratallada is its Castle (dating from the 11th century) and the Church of Sant Esteve with romanesque architecture and frescoes from the 14th century. Peratallada is also known for its artisan shops with handmade items such as ceramics, jewelry, and textiles.
As can be deduced, this Luxury House in Sitges, near Catalonia’s capital is a strategic place to live and enjoy, but also to travel and explore all the beautiful places offered by the Costa Brava, the Costa Dorada, and the Costa del Maresme, and of course to travel comfortably throughout the rest of Spain and Europe.