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What to see in Sitges. Main monuments, museums, attractions

What to see in Sitges

There is no need to go around it: you go to Sitges almost exclusively to enjoy the sun, the sea and its beautiful beaches.
But it is by entering its splendid historic center that the Catalan city can be best appreciated.


Stroll along the splendid promenade, among palm trees and chiringuitos, or in the charming streets of the historic center. Visit a museum. Beyond the beaches, there is no shortage of sights and attractions on what to see in Sitges on a holiday or day trip.


What to See in Sitges

Photo ©, Valerie Hinojosa

A splendid and long walk that offers precious glimpses of the entire coast.
From Passeig Maritim (almost interminable) to the following Passeig de la Ribera, you can go through the main beaches of the city until you reach the Parc de la Ribera. In the background, the silhouette of the suggestive Church of Sant Bartomeu y Santa Tecla dominates.
There is no shortage of moments of rest if you are on holiday in Sitges with children, with slides and swings with a sea view (in Platja de la Ribera).


One of the best moments on what to see in Sitges is undoubtedly the old town.
A little gem with its cobbled streets and hidden corners that offer exciting views over the city.
You can take great photos. Relax in one of the many clubs, or buy souvenirs in one of the downtown shops.
Beyond the Ribera stands the beautiful Church of Sant Bartomeu.
A beautiful sculpture of a mermaid (about 160cm) dominates the view and precedes the long staircase that leads to the Church.
The latter is to be appreciated especially at sunset for the beautiful view.
Facing the sea, there is the ancient bronze cannon which, according to legend, the beautiful Thecla fired at the corsairs.


Museu Maricel de Mar, Sitges

Photo ©, JoseluBilbo

The list of what to see in Sitges cannot ignore the museums and some splendid buildings.
Above all, the fascinating Palau Maricel, one of the most emblematic buildings in the city.
The eclectic seaside residence, in a modernist style, is located at C. de Fonollar 7.
Do not miss the Saló d’Or, the Saló Blau, the Sala Capella, the Sala Vaixells, the terraces and the cloister with wonderful panoramic views of the Mediterranean.
During the year, the Palace hosts numerous institutional and cultural events. In summer, however, there is no shortage of events, guided tours and even romantic dinners on its terraces.
The ticket costs € 5 per person.

In the attached Museum you can admire over 10 centuries of works of art from the collections of Dr. Jesús Pérez-Rosales and the city of Sitges.
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm (winter) and 10am to 8pm (summer). Closed on Mondays.
The ticket costs €10 (with access also to the Cau Ferrat Museum) per person.
Combined tickets are available for the Ferrat Museum and Palazzo Maricel at a cost of 13€

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