Escape to Sitges to live the bonfires of San Juan on the beach in the purest Mediterranean style

If you are thinking of making a getaway before officially starting your Summer Vacationnow is the ideal time to give a chance to Sitgesone of the most beautiful coastal cities in Catalonia. Located half an hour by car or train from Barcelona and known for the International Fantastic Film Festival, we prefer the well-known San Juans night to visit this old fishing village, because its well-preserved old town transports us to the past on this magical night.

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And what about his Beachesthe perfect setting to jump a bonfire and make a wish, what we are all waiting for on such a date special. But it is that in addition, it is added that on this date are the patron saint festivities of one of the most popular neighborhoods of Sitges, so the party is even more special if possible. Do you want to know what to see in Sitges and where to stay? We give you a clue:

What to see in Sitges

White houses of fishermen in Sitges

you can’t leave Sitges without taking a walk through the old neighborhoods of fishermen, in the old town. The fishermen’s houses are painted in white with touches blues since they were built, so taking a walk through this area transports you to the past.

Maricel Palace Museum in Sitges

The Palau Maricel was formerly a group of eight fishermen’s houses that a very rich man bought to make a great art collection. It covered the walls with works of art brought from all over the country and is now open to the public so that you can visit not only the museum, but also the yardits chapel and her little cloister.

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Cau Ferrat Museum in Sitges

The Cau Ferrat museum is perhaps the most important in the city of Sitges, as it preserves works by Picasso or El Greco. The owner was Santiago Rusiñol, one of the most important artists of the modernism in Catalonia and the museum is located in what was formerly his home-workshop, so it is full of works by this modernist artist.

Church of Sant Bartolomeu in Sitges

At the beginning of the promenade and next to the marina, the church of Sant Bartolomeu presides from the top of a hill the entire length of the Sitges coast. It is a church baroque which has already become one of the most characteristic images of the city. In addition, on its back you can see one of the few remains that remain of the medieval walls from the city.

How to enjoy the bonfires of San Juan

San Juan in Sitges is lived on the street, in the different festivals and verbenas are organized throughout the city, enjoying concerts, typical Catalan food and, of course, bonfires on the beach.

But it has an added attraction and that is that the Festivities in the Poble Sec neighborhood of Sitgeswhich is celebrated in this populous neighborhood with a wide variety of events, such as the popular dinner and dance, the fairground, the verbena in Plaza Catalunya, children’s parties and many more activities.

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But if what you want is to enjoy the typical bonfires of San Juan, here you have the best Beaches of Sitges where you can go to jump them while making a wish to have luck throughout the year:

Sitges Beaches

– Balmins Beach: preferred by naturists. It is located between the port and the old town, it is made up of three beautiful coves.

– Sant Sebastiá Beach: It is the best known in the city and is located opposite the old fishing district. As a curiosity, we will tell you that it was chosen as the best urban beach in the world by the New York Times.

– Ribera beach: It is a very comfortable beach for tourists as it is located a few meters from the historic center and has all the services.

– La Barra beach: located at the end of the promenade is one of the quietest beaches and perfect for families.

– Aiguadolç Beach: located behind the port and surrounded by a beautiful natural environment.

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where to stay

There are many places you can go to stay in Sitges, but we are going to tell you about two Hotelsfor its spectacular nature and its wonderful services:

ME Sitges Terramar

ME Sitges Terramar

In a unique enclave along the Mediterranean coast, surrounded by the Parc en Garraf mountain range with exuberant vegetation, ME Sitges Terramar is located at the end of promenadeor Sitges, in a privileged location facing the sea.

ME Sitges Terramar

To level gastronomic ME Sitges Terramar has proposals designed and directed by Kiss Beach Groupredefining Basque-Mediterranean cuisine in its three locations: the restaurant, the bar and the beach bar.

As a highlight, RADIO ME Sitges Rooftop Bar & Restaurantthe hotel terrace that offers a range of signature cocktails with an international gastronomic approach based on Street Food and with an unbeatable backdrop such as the 360º views of Sitges.

ME Sitges Terramar

The hotel occupies the old and emblematic Hotel Terramar, with a decoration of modern, refined lines and a warm and minimalist interior design, the 213 rooms and suites are designed by the architecture and interior design firm Lagranja Design. Each of the rooms has large terraces from where you can see the magnificent Sitges beach, the mountains, the Paseo Marítimo with its villas and the old town of the Catalan town.

Dolce by Wyndham Sitges Barcelona

located in a location privilegedwith 300 days of sunshine a year and spectacular views of the sea and Sitges, the hotel has been completely transformed to establish itself as a true mediterranean oasis of luxury where to reconnect, merge with the environment and enjoy its spaces and gastronomy.

The sea that bathes the town inspires the palette of colors and textures of each of the 263 rooms and suitesas well as its 3 exclusive restaurants and design bars, where you can savor the essence of Mediterranean through a tribute to local and seasonal products. The stimulating Dolce Vital Spa, a sanctuary with 8 cabins of treatmentheated indoor pool, Jacuzzi zziFinnish sauna, steam bath, ice fountain and a renovated Gymequipped with the latest Technogym technology, and its four magnificent outdoor poolsnow heated with solar energy.

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