Bacardi Museum

Bacardi Museum

Casa Bacardi Sitges. Another interesting visit in Sitges

Casa Bacardi Sitges is a visitor centre that was placed in our town because is the home town of Facundo Bacardí Massó, the founder of Bacardi, the world’s most drunk rum. The idea behind the visitor centre was to create a European version of the internationally famous Bacardi Museum in Puerto Rico. Another interesting visit in Sitges.

The visitor centre is located in the historic Mercat Vell, a Catalan Art Nouveau building in the heart of Sitges Old Quarter. Built by the architect Gaietà Buigas in 1890, it stands next to the Town Hall. It is a building with a single nave gable roof. The façade in brick, is symmetrical and appears as an important element iron canopy, first in the metal building in the village.

Casa Bacardi Sitges offers the visitor the chance to find out about the history of Sitges, the Bacardi family and the relationship of both with the Americas. Enter into the world of Don Facundo and discover the revolution that he started in the rum making process, almost 150 years ago. At the end of the tour, visitors will have the chance to learn to make their very own Bacardi Original Cocktails under the guidance of the Bacardi Ambassador and our own professional bartenders.

At last, Casa Bacardi Sitges offer a mixed cultural and night turism and could be an opportunity to start with a wonderful cocktail a interesting night in one of the hundred pubs, and discos that you could find in Sitges nigth, with all kind of music and enviroment. Every place is close to our appartment mezzanine, but remember to book your ticket in Casa Bacardi Sitges.

Beach in Sitges: Cala Morisca

Beach in Sitges: Cala Morisca

Cala Morisca. One of the most interesting beaches in Sitges

La Cala Morisca is one of the most famous beaches in Garraf coast. proximity to the city of Barcelona and its nude character has become a regular destination for much of the naturist community of Catalonia. Anyway, it is a very quiet corner where you can block out everything around you. Site in a small gulf of 110 meters long and 25 meters wide, has various facilities such as showers, toilets, restaurants, and even during the summer you can find a small market called Sea Market.
This is a golden sand beach wher you could swim in calm waters inside of a special protected area named Garraf. The unic problem of this beach is that the parking area is private and you sould pay for. To access it, you must take the old road of Garraf, between mile markers 29 and 30.
The beach is so famous that even has its own facebook page Cala Morisca
The name of this beach makes reference to numerous moriscos, muslims converted to Christians, who were the inhabitants more common in the mountains of Garraf, as reflected for example the population of Viladecans as opposed to Castelldefells.

Sitges Gay Pride

Sitges Gay Pride

In 2012, more than 70,000 people attended Sitges third pride. It was an amazing experience and one that is set to return this Summer. Gay Pride Sitges 2013′s centrepiece will be the Pride by the Promenade, where every day the Gay Pride Village will keep you entertained by the Meditterranean… not to mention our other key events, concerts and more.
This year the pride will be held over 5 days from Thursday the 13th of June right through to Monday the 17th of June. The line-up includes, a live Concert tributes to Tina Turner, Brittney Spears, The Bee Gees, Take That and featuring the sons and daughters of The Gypsie Kings – “The New Gypsies”. The White Night (Where the entire Village is in White), the return of Lady Diamond’s Jungle Night, a Black Night and of course the return of the Pride Parade on Saturday the 15th of June from 17.00.
If you have ever been to Sitges for last years Pride or for Carnival or Fiesta Mayor, then you know that this town parties like no other! This year’s Gay Pride Sitges Parade will be no different. Already many of the bars, clubs and gay businesses are busy planning the theme for their floats.
Desde el certamen Mr Gay Pride de Sitges, hasta el que promete ser el más divertido Miss Drag Queen Sitges, además de tantos muchos otros eventos. ¡No te lo querrás perder por nada del mundo! Cinco días en que la fiesta y la diversión en comunidad no tendrá fin en el Gay Village, situado en el Paseo Marítimo.
Si quieres mas información actualizada del evento, o consultar los programas, e incluso adquirir las entradas para los distintos eventos solo tienes que visitar la página oficial del Gay Pride de Sitges.

Sitges Barcelona, Barcelona Sitges

Sitges Barcelona, Barcelona Sitges

Sitges Barcelona. Spend a day in Barcelona and enjoy your Sitges apartment

Sitges and Barcelona have not always been so close. Until the opening of the Garraf Road in 1880, Sitges was a small fishing since he had prospered as a point of departure of the wine production of its own region and Penedes. However, nowadays are very close and may come to Barcelona to spend the day and enjoy your accommodation and tranquility of Sitges.
This communication path through clearings in the mountains of the Garraf, and following the line coast, trace one of the nicest coastal roads of Catalonia and has become a regular destination for cyclists and bikers, especially after the opening of the toll road that runs through, literally, the mountain and the subsequent decrease traffic. If you have your own car or have rented one is recommended to enjoy the corners and points of view provided by Sitges Barcelona road, but the journey is extended to almost an hour. The use of the highway reduces to a half hour, in case we are hurry.
If you have no car, the chances of making the road trip Barcelona Sitges are varied. Buses link the Vendrell to Barcelona, ​​Vilanova and Barcelona make Sitges stop on Avenue Vilanova, 14. As they do, the direct link Sitges Barcelona stop at the airport, so it is the same bus that we would use if we need to go from Sitges to the airport.
To come back, there are several bus stops in Barcelona: RD. University, 33; Sepulveda / Urgell, PI / Espanya (between c / Tarragona i Gran Via), La Campana (Avda Gran Via); Ciutat Judicial (Gran Via / Alhambra) and Gran Via 2 (c / Gran Via, 75) .
All these bus routes are operated by MonBus company. To access to schedules, because the frequency changes depending on the time of year and day of the week, consult the web site www.monbus.cat.
If you are someone who prefer to use taxis, official company taxis Sitges: www.taxisitges.com drive you from Sitges Barcelona downtown by 80€ and € 60/65 to the airport, depending on whether we want to go to T1 or T2. For the return would have to be more careful because the taxi fares in Barcelona are not equal.
If instead you want to use the train to make the journey Sitges Barcelona, ​​know that the line was made ​​parallel to the road, but for the most part runs closer to the sea, so that the views it provides are more interesting. The journey takes about 30 minutes from the train station of Sitges to Barcelona Sans station and may purchase tickets and check prices and schedules on the Renfe website. To make the journey from the airport Sitges is necessary to make a change at el Prat, in the same way that if you want to go from the airport to Sitges.

Apartment Sitges

Apartment Sitges

Live day and night in the heart of Sitges!

Stay in our central apartment in Sitges and enjoy one of the best beaches, downtown shopping and the best places to party at your feet. This is the best choice to rent an apartment in Sitges.

Enjoy a drink on the terrace overlooking the Mediterranean. Go downstairs and in less than a minute, you’re on the beach, in the downtown shopping area or the famous Sitges nightlive.

The apartment is equipped with everything you might need during your stay:  air conditioning, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, flat screen TV, Wi-Fi, bath and beach towels, etc… 

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The village of Sitges

The village of Sitges

The history of the village of Sitges, or how Sitges has become one of the most striking tourist destinations of Catalonia

The town of Sitges is located approximately 40 km south of Barcelona past Garraf mountanins, in the shire of the same name. Its waterfront extends 17 kilometers between the Aiguadolç and Vinyet neighborhood.
Tradition and a number of archaeologists have traced the origins of the villa at the ancient Roman city of Subur , hence the tourist slogan Blanca Subur , although, in fact, the city is first mentioned in a document written in Latin the year 992, where it is called Cegias. Linguists do derive the name of the village of Catalan noun sitja which means “deep hole in the ground”, “gap” or “little hole.”
Current city was formed around the Sitges Castle , whose existence was first mentioned in a document dating from 1047, under the bishopric of Barcelona and later became part of the lineages Centelles and Fonollar, before being acquired by Pia Almoina by hundred thousand sueldos.
El Castillo experienced a series of ups and downs: It was rebuilt in 1523, destroyed in 1649 by the Spanish troops during the Guerra dels Segadors, and rebuilt in 1681. After various adventures, in 1888, the castle was demolished, and its site rise the city hall, designed by Salvador Vinyals.
Since 1788, date in which Carlos III fully liberalized trade with America, people work trade that enrich the city . This euphoria leads to America (Buenos Aires, Mexico and especially the Caribbean) and in northern Europe, reaching St. Petersburg. However, the nineteenth century affected by the Guerra de la Independencia, and the Guerra Carlista, the loss of the colonies and the ravages of phylloxera, events negatively affecting the economic development of the city.
Fortunately, these disasters will be partially offset investments by American who had returned home after making his fortune in the New World.
Phylloxera appeared in Sitges in the last decade of the nineteenth century, but failed to destroy Malvasia wine production sweet and smooth, typical of this area, that the citizens of Sitges were been exported to America since the eighteenth century. The year 1881 will reach the railway and the gas and water pipes, on the other hand, opening the road through Garraf mountains, that connects faster with Barcelona.
The twentieth century opened new horizons. Indeed, the Foment de Sitges , founded in 1901 is to promote tourism, promoting the natural beauty of the place and the open character of its inhabitants. The painter Santiago Rusinol and the modernist movement also contribute greatly to this promotion, reaching built in 1901 which was considered the best hotel in Catalonia.

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Sitges Beaches

Sitges Beaches, the perfect place to enjoy the Mediterranean sea

TheBlanca Bulgur is also known as the mediterranean gold beach because his 22 beaches, 17 in the city downtwon, is one of the most attractive and interesting spaces, that has become this small town in a big turistic place.
European Union give blue flags every year to Sitges beaches and the Generalitat de Cataluña also give every seasons Quality certificates to most of Sitges beaches that have all services to enjoy the sand and the sea.
Six of the sitges beaches have ISO 14001 quality certificates of developing and improvement of enviroment management, the water and sand quality, and the Cleaning, lifesaving and aid tasks
The beaches are:

  • Playa de Roses
  • Playa de L’Home Mort (nudista)
  • Playa de Les Coves
  • Playa Cap dels Grills
  • Playa de Les Anquines (junto al Hotel Playa Golf)
  • Playa de Terramar
  • Playa de La Barra
  • Playa de La Riera Xica
  • Playa de L’Estanyol
  • Playa de La Bassa Rodona
  • Playa de San Sebastián
  • Playa de Aiguadolç
  • Cala Forn
  • Cala Vallcarca
  • Playa de Vallcarca
  • Cala Morisca
  • Playa de Garraf
  • Cala Ginesta
  • Playa de Les Botigues

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Sitges film festival

Sitges film festival

In the last weeks of October zombies will be all around Sitges film festival

SITGES International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia is the number one fantasy film festival in the world and represents, at the same time, the cultural expression with the most media impact in Catalonia. With a solid experience, the Sitges Festival is a stimulating universe of encounters, exhibitions, presentations and screenings of fantasy films from all over the world.

Born in 1968 as the 1st International Week of Fantasy and Horror Movies, today the Festival is an essential rendezvous for movie lovers and audiences eager to come into contact with new tendencies and technologies applied to film and the audiovisual world.
Sitges’ status as the number one fantasy film festival in the world allows it to receive visits from top-level movie stars, directors and producers like Quentin Tarantino, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, Paul Verhoeven, Ralph Fiennes, George A. Romero, Cameron Diaz, Viggo Mortensen, Terry Gilliam, Rutger Hauer, Sarah Michelle Gellar, John Landis, Joe Dante, Zoë Bell, Dino de Laurentii, Takashi Miike, Wim Wenders, Tony Curtis, David Cronenberg, Vanessa Redgrave, Darren Aronofsky, Brad Dourif, John McNaughton, Peter Greenaway, John Woo, Park Chan-Wook, Johnnie To, Paul Naschy, Ray Liotta, Jon Voight, Sam Raimi, Robert Englund, Tarsem Singh, Roger Corman, Mira Sorvino, Santiago Segura, Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, Guillermo del Toro, Kim Ki Duk, Álex de la Iglesia, Aitana Sánchez Gijón, among others from the long list of people who, year after year, are a media attraction. The Festival is governed by a Foundation, made up of representatives from the Sitges Town Council, the Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalonia’s autonomous government) and other institutions, associations and public and private companies.

Most of its resources come from the sponsors, companies and collaborating institutions that consider their alliance to the Festival to be an excellent platform for widening their scope and branding.

Sitges Carnival

Sitges Carnival

Sitges Carnival. Another occasion to enjoy Sitges

Sitges Carnival is one of the most popular festivals of Catalonia and goes back to the old pagan traditions mixed with Roman and Christian liturgy celebrations. It all begins with the arrival of Jueves Lardero and King Carnival and ends on Ash Wednesday, the day of the burial of the sardine, just before Lent begins.
Sitges is very close to the carnival and is one of the towns in Catalonia where more entrenched is the celebration. Following the oral tradition, the Catalan word that used to refer to these parties, carnestoltes, starts at our little fishing village. Back in the fifteenth century was a Sitges native buffoon named Carles de Can Torras who died on Ash Wednesday. When performed obituary, for some reason, someone wrote it Calrestorles, mistooking his name, and this word being associated with carnival dates over the years has led to its current use.
Feature the Sitges Carnival, with over one hundred years of history, began to be important from the late nineteenth century to emerge recreational El Retiro Society, founded in 1870, and seven years later the founding of El Casino Prado Suburense. Apparently recreational El Retiro Society, brought together the neighbors who had been harmed by the industrialization process, while the second Society, included those benefiting from such industrialization. And will be this rivalry, which reached its peak during the carnival, that this celebration would acquire much popularity.
This long tradition leaves two highlights during the celebration of Sitges Carnival: >La rua de la disbauixa (parade of fun) and la rua de l’exterminii (Extermination Parade). The first goes out on Sunday night is carnival and a parade of more than 50 Collas (clubs) that can gather 3500 participants dressed in their best outfits. Participants are responsible for making all people enjoy their choreography and elaborate costumes while confetti flyes.
Tuesdays Sitges Carnival is celebrated with the Rua de l’Extermini, which is usually the most crowded, and holds a cavalcade as a tribute to Carnestoltes burial the next day.
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