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 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.

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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