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Sitges

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Sitges

The Basics

Sitges is a popular day-trip destination from Barcelona. While some visit independently, other travelers opt for the convenience and enhanced experience of a guided tour, with many including add-ons such as a visit to the Roman ruins of nearby Tarragona. Most day-trippers come for the sandy beaches, but the old town is also home to numerous galleries and boutiques, as well as several excellent museums. Most notable is the Cau Ferrat Museum, which tells the story of the town’s early years as an art colony.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Barcelona

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Great!!!
Nancy_D, Jun 2021
Montserrat and Sitges Easy Hike with Hotel Pickup from Barcelona
Ferran was great. Love the Monastery and surroundings. Sitges is a beautiful town. Great tour, highly recommended
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A Beautiful Day on the Spanish Riviera!
Pamela_S, Jun 2021
Tarragona and Sitges Tour with Small Group and Hotel Pick Up
Our guide was fantastic! He was knowledgeable and fun. He made the tour of the Roman ruins extremely interesting. We loved the adorable town of Terragona, and bought fresh cherries fresh cherries from the farmers market. Then our tour of Sitges was even better! We got to walk the quaint streets with the beautiful blue doors and had a lovely lunch overlooking the sea! We liked our guide so much we asked him to have lunch with us! There was just enough time to do a little shopping and enjoy a gelato by the beach. This was one of our favorite excursions on the trip!
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Roman remains and coastline!
oceandreaming, Jan 2020
Tarragona and Sitges Private Day Trip from Barcelona
Awesome day exploring a Roman wall with nobody else around but our tour guide jordi. He was great, he took pictures and filled us with information. We visited an ancient amphitheater and old Catalunia! He recommended a place to eat lunch near the beach, and had plenty of time to go walk around on our own. A beautiful coastline in Sitges!
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Tarragona and Sitges
Wander764562, Sep 2019
Tarragona and Sitges Private Day Trip from Barcelona
Our guide, Arnau, was very pleasant and knowledgeable about Terragona and it's history. I would have liked to have had a tour of the old town of Sitges instead of time on the beach area. It took so long to have lunch in Sitges that there was no time to go to the old town.
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Beautiful time at Montserrat/Sitges!
801connie, Jan 2020
Montserrat and Sitges Easy Hike with Hotel Pickup from Barcelona
Our guide. Ferran was fantastic! He was full of knowledge, accommodating and fun! He answered so many of our questions and was personal and patient.
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Not for Fall
agunderson, Nov 2019
Roman Tarragona and Glamorous Sitges Small Group Tour from Barcelona
Tarragona was fantastic, lots of history in a compact area to see. However Stiges and the other random town they stopped at are simply not that enjoyable in the Fall. If you can't enjoy the beach- there is not much to do there. Lots of free time in both locations, which IMO means if you want to go there, hop on the train and do it, no need to tour.
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Great tour with Steven!
Mallory A, Oct 2019
Roman Tarragona and Glamorous Sitges Small Group Tour from Barcelona
Exploring the aqueduct was a highlight of my day. From my latin books on roman history to real life. Very cool! Also enjoyed Tarragona but would have loved more time there compared to Stiges since I had not planned on going to the beach but truly overall a great trip with our wonderful guide Steven.
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Private tour from Barcelona to Sitges.
carolschachtman, Sep 2019
Private 5-hour Tour of Sitges from Barcelona with official tour guide
Angela was an amazing tour guide. We were lucky enough to have her on another tour. We walked the town and she knew every little detail about the entire town. I would highly recommend this tour AND Angela.
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Really special
tere332, Oct 2019
Montserrat and Sitges Easy Hike with Hotel Pickup from Barcelona
This small group tour was a highlight of our holiday. Montserrat has a very special feel about it and Sitges was a great stop for lunch. Our guide Alan, made this day even better with his knowledge, passion and history of the areas visited. Highly recommend this daytrip!
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Loved it! Must do
jds1042019, Sep 2019
Tarragona and Sitges Tour with Small Group and Hotel Pick Up
This is the perfect day trip. Arnau was our guide and he was the best. Picked us up right by our airbnb in El Bourne and immediately started cracking jokes with us. We saw ancient Roman ruins on the way to Tarragona and that was really cool. Tarragona was a great walking tour and Arnau knew everthing about it. Sitges was such a cool little beach town and super relaxing. We had ample time to be on our own and explore the beach and cafe's. I cant recommend this enough, and Arnau as the tour guide.
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Wonderful Day with Sergio
Donna R, Aug 2019
Roman Tarragona and Glamorous Sitges Small Group Tour from Barcelona
Sergio was a great guide. Very nice and very informative. He was easy to understand and knew everything about Barcelona. Absolutely recommend. Tarragona was amazing but we LOVED Sitges especially the beach. Perfect Day
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AMAZING
Ann Marissa A, Nov 2019
Montserrat and Sitges Easy Hike with Hotel Pickup from Barcelona
David was truly amazing and went above and beyond for us! He was very knowledgeable and patient. Would definitely recommend!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Sitges is a must-visit for sun-seekers and gay travelers.

  • A full-day tour from Barcelona can last upwards of 10 hours.

  • Remember to bring swimwear, sunscreen, a towel, hat, and sunglasses to make the most of your time on the Mediterranean.

  • There are three gay-friendly nude beaches: Playa De la Bassa Rodona, Playa De Las Balmins, and Playa del Muerto.

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How to Get There

Sitges an easy trip from nearby Barcelona, with commuter rail trains departing from Barcelona-Sants and Estacio de França every 15 to 30 minutes daily. The journey takes about 30 minutes. Travelers with a rental car can make the 45-minute drive along the scenic C-246 coastal road or the quicker A-7 express highway.

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When to Get There

Sitges is a year-round destination. In July and August, the town becomes one giant beach party, perfect for lazing in the sun by day and reveling in the cranked-up nightlife after dark. The volume gets turned up once again come Carnaval in Catalonia, when a 250,000 people descend on the town for a week of parades, shows, and parties. Horror, sci-fi, and fantasy fans should plan to visit in October during the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival.

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Do Your Beach Research

Sitges has 17 beaches, ranging from family-friendly to clothing-optional stretches of sand. The beaches directly in front of the town center and those on the eastern end tend to be the best for families, while the beaches to the west tend to attract nude swimmers and sunbathers. Women can and do go topless all along the coast.

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