Town Centre, Town Hall - Cap de la Vila - Hort de Can Falç
This itinerary begins in front of the town hall; the building itself dates from 1887-1889 and is built on the site of the medieval castle of Sitges. It is considered an example of Catalan civil gothic-style architecture due to the ornamental details of the windows and its coats of arms.
Facing the town hall, to our right are the gardens and the statue in memory of Doctor Robert (link a personaje histórico). Continuing round are the buildings of the Rectory, the Municipal Historical Archive (check opening hours on Tel. 938117628 should you wish to visit and access the historical and administrative documents) and the Santiago Rusiñol Library.
The Santiago Rusiñol Library includes a bibliographical and historical collection specialised in the artistic and literary movements of the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. Loans can be arranged for home delivery for temporal or permanent mobility-impaired people. The library has Wi-Fi.
We recommend a quick visit (respecting the silence within) to see the library and courtyard. Tel. 93 8941149. Summer timetable: Mornings: Thursday and Friday from 10:00-14:00h Afternoons: Monday to Friday from 16:30-20:00h Winter timetable: Mornings: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00-14:00h Afternoons: Monday to Friday from 16:30-20:00h On Saturday mornings in the winter months, there is L'Hora del Conte, (story telling for children) on the top floor. An adult tells a story which is acted out, involving the audience. (L'Hora del Conte also takes place on Friday afternoons in the winter months in the Josep Roig i Raventós Library on Plaza Catalunya Tel. 93 894 8486.)
Casa Bacardí located on the left hand side of the town hall, is very close to the Santiago Rusiñol library and occupies the historic Mercat Vell, a Catalan Art Nouveau building from 1890. Casa Barcardí offers the visitor the opportunity of finding out about the history of Sitges, the Bacardí family and the relationship of both with the Americas and how Don Facundo revolutionised the rum making business around 150 years ago. It should be noted that minors can access always accompanied by an adult.
To the left of the mercat vell there is a little narrow street, Carrer d'en Bosc, which runs along the side and back of the building and connects with Carrer de la Davallada. This part of town has great charm and is well worth visiting. The Carrer d'en Bosc is one of the oldest streets in Sitges and was once a path that followed the inside of the town wall. In the 14th century, stone houses were built backing on to the town walls. Some of these carefully restored buildings remain visible today. One is the Palau del Rei Moro, a sumptuous medieval house, currently seat of the Sitges Group of Folkloric Dances, the inner patio of which serves as training ground for the Colla Jove de Castellers de Sitges. Next door is the Pinacoteca de Sitges (Fundació Stämpfil).