Parish Church, Cau Ferrat - Maricel, Sant Sebastià Beach
This itinerary starts at the parish church of Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla. From the Plaza del Baluard in front of the church there is a great view over the Paseo de la Ribera, la Fragata and the staircase that descends from La Punta to the Plaza de la Fragata. Children like to see the cannon that is set into the Baluard wall aiming out to sea as well as climbing on the adjacent fixed telescopes. From here, the Cau Ferrat and Maricel Museums are practically next-door.
The area in front of the aforementioned museums and at the foot of the Palau Maricel, (Racó de la Calma), is one of Sitges' most delightful spots and is often enhanced by musicians' street performances. Look out for the capitals sculpted by artist Pere Jou and the roman sarcophagus found in the 19th century in the vicinity of the Sanctuary of our Lady of Vinyet.
In this area there are some examples of houses built by the Americanos who having made their fortune, returned to Sitges (see map). The itinerary continues down towards the Sant Sebastià beach. On the way a small esplanade opens up facing the sea: the Baluard Vidal i Quadres that hosts a little artisan market in the evenings. The pedestrianized promenade in front of the Sant Sebastià beach has car access limited to neighbours and hotel guests. Children may run around this promenade therefore in relative safety as well as play on the beach and enjoy a swim in good weather. The Sant Sebastià promenade is home to many good restaurants with a wide variety of food styles and prices. Plenty of choice for parents and kids alike.
There are some swings and a slide at the end of the promenade and an open space in front of the Ermita Sant Sebastià. The walk can be continued along the path that borders the Ermita and runs along the top of the cliff in the direction of the Port d'Aiguadolç and ends at the Balmins beach where there are some swings next to the Caleta restaurant.