Sitges

An outstanding location near Barcelona, between sea and mountains

Sitges, situated just south of Barcelona, belongs to the Garraf region and is surrounded by sea and mountains, along 18 km of Mediterranean coast, most of which is made up of beaches. Its Passeig Marítim, or seafront Esplanade, is more than 3 km long, from the Baluard (Bastion), a spectacular natural viewpoint, to the Terramar residential area.

Sitges has a surface area of 43.7 km2, stands at an altitude of 10 meters and lies 35 kilometers south of Barcelona, which is in easy reach by highway, motorway and train. The Barcelona Prat International Airport is just 15 km away.

Sitges’ situation at the southern edge of the Garraf Massif, a calcareous rock mountain range that constitutes a natural barrier, blocks the cold northern winds. This exceptional location makes it possible for the town to enjoy its very own microclimate, with mild summers and winters, an average temperature of 18.7ºC (65.7ºF) and more that 300 sunny days a year.

Beaches: much more th an sun, sea and sand

Visiting the Garraf Nature Reserve is a magnificent opportunity to enjoy an exotic, rocky landscape with numerous subterranean cavities formed by the water’s action on the calcareous stone, furrowed by dry gullies embedded in this rocky area.

Undoubtedly one of Sitges’ main attractions are its beaches, where getting in touch with nature while mixing with the locals allows you to get to know the Sitgetans’ character a little better.

A total of 17 beaches stretch out along Sitges’ coast, each with its own personality and providing all the services needed to offer maximum comfort. The unique character of each beach gives them completely different atmospheres.

Barcelona

Interest links

General Information:
www.bcn.es  (Barcelona Town Hall)
www.gencat.cat/index_eng.htm (Generalitat of Catalonia)
www.barcelonaturisme.com (Tourism of Barcelona)
www.firabcn.es (Fira de Barcelona)
www.apb.es (Port of Barcelona)
www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com (Barcelona Tourist Guide)
www.loveeventseurope.com (Events Organiser)

Weather:
www.holiday-weather.com/barcelona/index.html
www.espanol.weather.com
www.cnn.com/weather

Airlines:
www.iberia.es (Iberia Líneas Aéreas)
www.britishairways.com (British Airways Airlines)
www.klm.es (Klm Royal Dutch Airlines
www.lufthansa.com (Lufthansa)
www.alitalia.com (Alitalia)
www.airfrance.com (Air France)
www.aireuropa.com/ (Air Europa)
www.spanair.com (Spanair)
www.easyjet.com (Easyjet)
www.vueling.com (Vueling)
www.ryanair.com  (Ryanair)
www.clickair.com (Clickair)

Transport:
www.tmb.net (Metropolitan Transport of Barcelona)
www.aena.es (Barcelona Airport)
www.renfe.es (Renfe-trains)
www.automovilesdachs.com (Rent a car)
www.avis.es (Rent a car)
www.fgc. (Ferrocarrils Generalitat)

Cultural:
www.mnac.es (National Museum of Catalan Art)
www.bcn.fjmiro.es (Miró Foundation)
www.fundacio.lacaixa.es/centros/caixaforumbcn_es.html (Caixa Forum)
www.poble-espanyol.com (Spanish Village)
www.teatrelliure.com (Teatre Lliure-Theatre)
www.liceubarcelona.com (Gran Teatre del Liceu)
www.palaumusica.org (Palau de la Música)
www.macba.es (MACBA Museum)
www.museupicasso (Picasso Museum)

Leisure (restaurants & shows):
www.barcelonastyle.com
www.bcnrestaurantes.com 
www.riasdegalicia.com (Rias de Galicia Restaurant)
www.teatrelliure.com/cas/infor/restaurant.htm (EL Lliure Restaurant)
www.restaurantelche.com (Elche Restaurant)
www.mnac.es/visitamuseu/vis_serveis.jsp?lan=003 (Oleum Restaurant)
www.barcelona.com/barcelona_directory/restaurants/tapas/quimet_quimet/  (Quimet & Quimet Tapas Restaurant)

Things to do ….
www.fcbarcelona.com (FC Barcelona Museum)
www.bicicletabarcelona.com (English byke tours)
www.cathelicopters.com
 (Barcelona from the air …)
www.tmb.net (Montjuic Cable car)
www.aquariumbcn.com (Barcelona Aquarium)
www.zoobarcelona.com (Barcelona Zoo)
www.imaxportvell.com  (much more than a cinema …)
www.barcelonaturisme.com (Catalunya Bus Turistic-Tours around Catalunya)

Paseo Port Aiguadolç, 1-20 - 08870 Sitges, Barcelona
T: +34 93 811 31 77
F: +34 93 810 23 40

Hotel Port Sitges Resort