The incredible location of the city of Sitges, between the Mediterranean Sea and the mountain, favours Sitges to have a microclimate for most of the year. The Garraf Coast, its more than 4km of beaches, its beautiful natural landscapes, the protection of the “Massís del Garraf”, the luxury urbanizations, golf courses, nautical activities, shallow waters and little swell, marinas, caving and hiking areas, are ideal, to enjoy many outdoor activities, practically every day of the year.
Cultural events in Sitges take place throughout the year: Catalonia International Film Festival, International Vintage Car Rally (National Tourist Interest Festival), Corpus Christi Celebration, Sitges Carnivals, Local Popular Festivals, Theatre, Vintage, Concerts, Sitgestiu Cultural, International Patchwork Festival…
The Sitgetana gastronomy, meanwhile, brings together the most representative dishes of the Catalan coast and also creates exquisite recipes such as xató, the stewed cuttlefish with potatoes and ali-oli, tuna stew or fideuá are other delicacies that are prepared in Sitges and in our restaurant El Rincón de Pepe.
The appellations of origin of Alella, Penedés and Pla de Bages are the recommended wines to accompany any of the gastronomic delicacies of Sitges.
The Modernist Route and the Route of The Americans, the visit to the Maricel Museum and the Cau Ferrat Museum, the house and studio of Santiago Rusiñol… are some of the must-see cultural visits if you visit Sitges.
The term belonged to several families: Geribert, Sitges, Fonollar… The head of the latter’s lineage, Bernat de Fonollar, who dominated the village between 1306 and 1326, had good and close relations with Jaume I. Subsequently, the term passed into the hands of the Pia Almoina (institution of charity) until 1814.
Since ancient times, the town had been an economically strategic enclave, since most of the penedes’ products came from its port. It continued to be its only way out until in the nineteenth century the railway line was built that would link Vilafranca del Penedes with Barcelona.
Trade in the 19th century moved to the other side of the ocean, seeking fortunes in America. Sitges was a true epicenter: in 1883 the 27 of the Catalans who traded with this continent were from the municipality.
The name of the village, which designates a container of relative depth where the grain is stored, has pre-Roman origin. However, the roots of the municipality are even more remote, since in the tip of the Coves and in the Altozano de la Punta (where the church and the Town Hall are currently located, respectively) findings have been made prior to the Neolithic period. Iberian settlements have also been pointed out, from the 4th and 3rd centuries BC and small Roman population centres of the 1st century.
We want to provide you with a tempting experience. Enjoy and relax, on the premises of our hotels or on the beach of Sitges, and savor the gastronomy of our restaurant El Rincón de Pepe. Our hotels offer their customers unforgettable experiences and top quality services.