Sitges is a seaside town in Spain, located within half-an-hour drive to Barcelona.
In the 19th century the town became Spain’s centre for the counterculture, otherwise modern Ibiza. Since then it has gained a reputation of a perfect place to chill out. Nowadays this picturesque spot offers 17 sandy beaches on the Mediterranean coast, with the most popular being Platja de St Sebastian. Sitges is also the place for boisterous festivals and riotous nightlife. The most famous Spanish festival Santa Tecla Festival is held in Sitges every September. During this time you can see human towers, parades, bonfires and fireworks.
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In addition to stunning beaches, the town has a number of cultural sights:
- Cau Ferrat, originally the house of Santiago Russinol, a famous artist and writer. The place is now a museum, with various paintings and sculptures displayed.
- Church of San Bartolome y Santa Tecla built in the 17th century. It houses two Gothic tombs, and a grand altar in Renaissance style.
- Maricel palace, built to copy the Cau Ferrat. It currently offers a great collection of medieval art.
- Can Llopis museum, which represents Catalan lifestyle during the years of Romanticism.
If you fancy getting a deep insight into the history of the town, you can take a guided tour around Sitges. For wine tasters, there are some tours to the wine regions of Penedes and Priorat. A great number of nightclubs, restaurants and bars are located along the seaside promenade.
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