Events in Sitges
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Sitges is a town in the Garraf region, located on the coast of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
The charm of this beautiful Mediterranean town, the old quarter, its museum heritage, its beaches, the church, the houses of the “Indianos”, and the innumerable national and international events and festivals that take place throughout the year, make Sitges a very attractive town for a getaway … your visit is a must!
Traditions and fiestas are a way of life for the Sitgetans. Centennial festivals are still celebrated for the enjoyment of the locals and visitors alike.
Offering a multitude of cultural and entertainment options, Sitges fills the lives of its inhabitants and visitors with things to do, such as sailing from one of the marinas, or a simple pleasurable stroll along its characteristic Promenade, perhaps a hike or bike ride in the Garraf Natural Park or a night on the town on its well-known “Calle Primero de Mayo” or “Calle del Pecado”.
Sitges is multicultural, multiracial, and very diverse, since almost 30% of its 30,000 inhabitants are foreigners.
How to get to Sitges
Sitges has a great location, excellent connections and can be reached by train, or road. There is a very frequent train service as well as a reliable bus line to Barcelona.
Located 38 km south from the city of Barcelona, it is easy to get to Sitges on the C-32 motorway or on the sinewy C31 scenic route along the Garraf coast.
Sitges is 30 minutes by car from Barcelona airport and one hour from Reus airport, are both are also easily accessible by train or bus.
Sitges Town Hall
Sitges Town Hall is located in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, in the old quarter at heart of Sitges, in a historic building from 1889 built on the foundations of the old medieval castle. Administrative enquiries and procedures may be resolved in person or online through the citizen service offices “Oficina de Atención al Ciudadano – OAC”, located on Carrer Nou,12 in Sitges, on Plaza Baró Güell in Garraf and on the Passeig Marítim in Les Botigues de Sitges.
Covid-19 Sitges measures
Sitges implements measures for the control of Covid-19, among them, limiting the capacity of people in commercial establishments, theatres and cinemas, as well as on the beaches.
In addition, in different central locations in Sitges, there are hydroalcoholic gel dispensers for public use and free of charge.
The CAP and other laboratories provide PCR tests, and hotels and restaurants have the tools to inform customers in case of need.
Visitsitges enjoys recognition for the extensive photographic coverage of the many events in Sitges as well reflecting the life and charm of this beautiful town. A dedicated team of professionals works to capture and publish special moments that can be viewed on our social media networks.
Sitges has been photographed extensively and the church of “La Punta” may be the most representative icon. We invite you to enjoy capturing images of our town and to share them on social media.
Barcelona – Sitges by train or bus
The RENFE train station is central and easily accessible with a high frequency of trains (line R2)
The La Plana / BusGarraf has a regular service with various bus stops in Sitges and Barcelona. Wi-fi is available on board.
There is not much difference in terms of travel time between taking the train or the bus.
Cabs or private transfers are alternative, pricier options.
Sitges has always been characterized by its tolerance and the open-mindedness of its inhabitants and visitors. It is a place of coexistence, with diversity adding and enriching the town. Everyone is welcome regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation. Sitges is gay-friendly.
There are beaches that cater to a mainly gay public and gay nudist beaches such as the Playa del Home Mort are known internationally. The Sitges Gay Pride in summer, the Sitges Bear events and a wide variety of leisure options, restaurants and shows are aimed at the gay public, but above all they are open to everyone.
The weather in Sitges
Sitges has a warm “micro climate”,thanks to its geographical location on the Mediterranean coast and has around 300 days of sunshine a year. As a result, outdoor activities can be enjoyed practically every day of the year. The winter months are not cold, with temperatures ranging from a minimum of 5ºC to a maximum of 15ºC. Summers are hot, especially the months of July and August, with average minimum temperatures of about 21ºC and average maximum temperatures of about 31ºC. You could say our “summer” starts in May and finishes at the end of October.
Sitges has 19 beaches with rescue services, hammocks, beach bars, umbrellas … some have nautical activities, others are adapted for people with reduced mobility.
There are urban beaches in town (the busiest are Cala Balmins, Sant Sebastià, Fragata and Terramar), those to the north of Sitges (the wide beaches of Les Botigues, the charming Cala Morisca or the well-known Garraf beach with its traditional beach houses) and the more natural and nudist beaches to the south (Playa del Home Mort or La Desenrocada).
Each beach in Sitges has its own style and public: nudist, naturist, gay, sportive, family and younger crowds.
Some of the beaches in Sitges have been awarded the Blue Flag for the quality of environmental management, water quality and beach safety, among other aspects.
Since the pandemic, a capacity control has been established on the beaches to keep Covid-19 in check.
Parties, events and festivals Sitges 2021
Sitges is home to a large number of events and festivals, some of them internationally recognized such as the Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia, the International Patchwork Festival or spectacular music festivals such as the concerts celebrated in the lovely Jardins de Terramar.
Sitges kicks off the year with the Half Marathon, followed by its famous carnival and continues non-stop with the International Rally of vintage cars, the Jazz Festival, Corpus Christi and its flower carpets, the Fiesta Mayor, the Gay Pride, gastronomic festivals, Santa Tecla and the Grape Harvest festival, to name but a few.