Discover the 6 best places to visit in Sitges near Barcelona

Sitges around Barcelona

In our recent getaway around Barcelona we have been able to know the amazing coastal town of Sitges

Famous worldwide for its international Film Festival, every day attracts more tourists thanks to its combination of neighborhoods of white houses with modernist and colonial buildings by the sea.

TodaySitges It has become one of the most fashionable areas of thecoast of Barcelona.

Sitges around Barcelona

What to see in Sitges

If you plan to approach from Barcelona to this charming seaside resort, there are six visits that you cannot miss.

Modernist Buildings in Sitges

Sitges it is a town marked architecturally by the «American people»Or«indians»That in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries returned from their adventure in the colonies.

Modernist building in Sitges

They were the people who went to make money to the Spanish colonies of Cuba, the Philippines and Puerto Rico ... who returned to Sitges after getting it.

Upon their return and after the demolition of the sections of the wall that protected the city, these indians New houses began to be built.

A large part of the buildings that were built in the old town were from modernist style, although other mixtures of styles of the time are also found.

This makes you find a multitude of houses with those decorations of floral shapes so characteristic of modernism in Barcelona.

White fishermen's houses

Without leaving the old town, but already by the sea, it is worth exploring the fishermen's neighborhoods.

Fishermen's houses in Sitges

Formerly fishermen's houses were distinguished by the white colors of their facades, which is why none of the modernist buildings in the old town are painted white, but were decorated with other shades to distinguish themselves socially.

Currently this has changed and much of the charm that the city has is that most of the houses keep that harmony of white facades with blue touches.

These blue tones were characteristic because they were used in the outer courtyards of these houses, although at present there are very few of these flowery patios similar to the Andalusians.

Maricel Palace Museum

He Palau Maricel it's a building that originally housed eight fishermen's houses, until a very rich man, Charles Deering, He bought it to make a great art collection.

He also acquired the adjoining building, which was the old hospital, and turned it into his house, leaving fishermen's houses as his private museum.

Maricel Palace Museum in Sitges near Barcelona

He covered the walls with colorful samples of works of art brought from many parts of the country, as well as works by contemporary artists of the moment.

There are several rooms that are visited in the Maricel Palace museum in Sitges, to each one more shocking.

From the patio, with the characteristic white and blue colors on its walls, as well as mosaics, to a chapel or a small cloister.

The visiting hours of the Maricel Palace museum they are, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 to 20 hours from July to September; from 10 to 19 hours in April, May, June and October; and from 10 to 18 hours, from November to March.

On Mondays the museum is closed for visits.

On Sundays there are Guided visits, at 12 o'clock in Catalan and at 13 o'clock in Spanish, although in summer the hours are extended.

Maricel Palace Museum in Sitges near Barcelona

Cau Ferrat Museum

He Cau Ferrat museum It is perhaps the most important in the city of Sitges because in it they conserve works of Picasso or El Greco.

The owner was Santiago Rusiñol, who is considered one of the most important artists of modernism in Catalonia.

Actually the museum is located in what was once his house-workshop, so it is full of works by this great modernist artist.

The walls of this house-workshop are painted in the same blue of which the courtyards of the fishermen's houses are colored.

Here you can check the visiting hours of the Cau Ferrat museum in Sitges, similar to those of the aforementioned Maricel museum.

Church of Sant Bartolomeu in Sitges near Barcelona

Church of Sant Bartolomeu

The spectacular church of Sant Bartolomeu It is one of the most characteristic images of the city.

At the beginning of the promenade and next to the marina, the church of Sant Bartolomeu presides from the top of a hill the entire extension of Sitges coast.

It is a baroque church that was built in the same space where before there were several churches that did not stand the test of time.

Your great heritage are. especially, its altarpieces and its two bell towers.

Church of Sant Bartolomeu in Sitges near Barcelona

But a tip, do not forget to visit the back of the church from where you see one of the few remains that are preserved from the medieval walls of the city.

At night the church is illuminated subtly and there is a beautiful picture for the pleasure of photography lovers.

Indian houses on the Paseo Marítimo

He Sitges seafront It is not just any place, since most of the buildings that occupy the seafront are small mansions in the style of colonial villas.

As you move away from the port and leave the hotel zone, houses that built the buildings begin to appear on the promenade indians who came back from doing the americas.

Sitges Corner near Barcelona

Although not all houses are from the colonial era, a large part of the mansions that we can find have been built trying to reproduce that architectural style.

Just don't expect the entire boardwalk to show a uniform succession ofcolonial houses, since some modern mansions of many millions of euros are also mixed.

If you are one of those who like to walk, at the end of the walk is the Terramar Park, which is worth knowing.

How to get to Sitges by train

If you want visit Sitges from Barcelona but you do not have your own vehicle, it is best to use the train.

From the Sants station you have to take the R2S line and in 34 minutes, after 3 stops, you arrive at Sitges station, which is very well located, a few minutes walk from the sea area.

Video: Places to see in Sitges - Spain (January 2020).