The strategic location of this church has become one of the most recognized icons in Sitges. A picturesque coastal image at the end of the promenade and on top of the bastion, after climbing the steps to admire the sea before going to visit the Church. Its structure is peculiar with its two bell towers one of them with a clock that people used to tell the time. Its facade is quite simple but the frame where it is located is unparalleled.
It was a summer night sat in front of the sea with the softness of the moon filtering through the clouds giving way to a fiery rain. I liked the idea because lately I wanted to try creative techniques with my camera and suddenly 1 night with little planning I took my camera out and decided to try my luck. The truth is that it was an amazing experience and when I saw the results, I knew that I was right to go out.
El Raco de la Calma is a lovely place to go to for some time, as you go from the beach of San Sebastian to the church of Sant Bertomeu and Santa Tecla. Just to pass by the market there, looking at AMR, we'll find the right one of the most beautiful corners of sitges. Sometimes, an interpreter of music fills the atmosphere with relaxing sounds.
The Garraf Natural Park is so close, yet so unknown. It's perfect for hiking, caving or climbing and, of course, for a stroll while enjoying the scenery, wildlife or flowers. The landscape is different, hard and rough, and offers an explanation of hardness in which the area's inhabitants lived.
La Fragata Beach, located at the beginning of Passeig de La Ribera, often frequented by surfers and young people. At one end is the Yacht Club Sitges and there are a few stranded sailboats. It is common to see people playing sports like beach volleyball or soccer and there are usually sand sculptures. Personally it is not the one I usually go to, I tend to go to San Sebastian, on the other side of the church, but it is good that there is a beach like La Fragata devoted almost exclusively to sports.Those who frequent this beach are at their ease. Whoever prefers to quietly sunbathe can go to the other beaches.
Since learning to walk until now, I've spent a lot of time on this commercial Sitges Street. It starts at the Cap de La Vila and goes to the Plaza del Ayuntamiento. It's full of shops, clothing stores, cafes, decor shops, all of very good taste. You won't find a beach snack bar here. In summer, it's nice and cool and is a perfect place for evening strolls.
This place I knew as a child as a municipal market and now as an adult, as a multipurpose space that functions as an exhibition and events centre. Its location, next to City Hall and very near the church of St. Bartholomew and St. Tecla, makes it is very accessible and is a stopping point for Sitgetans and visitors. When I go to Sitges I always stop by to visit whatever exhibition is there. Admission is free, at least when I have been there.
This pathway, which runs parallel to the beach, is really relaxing. It consists of two parts - one with soil and there other paved. It allows everyone to pass thanks to its good width; be you large and old, by foot, bike or rollerblade. Palms and trees provide shaded areas. The sea views are beautiful and there are always pubs and bars where you can stop for a snack, and of course we banks. There are portrait painters and the smell of almonds is all around because for generations they have been prepared in a cart that also sells coconut pieces. There is a playground in which all my family and children played, as well as a statue, the Little Mermaid, around which people sit. In short, a very natural walk to enjoy.
This, along with that of San Sebastian, is one of the beaches of Sitges that I came to the most. It's almost in the center and is accessible from the Paseo de la Ribera. The atmosphere is friendly and quiet, a part from on weekends when obviously it gets busier. It's about 250 meters long and about 37 meters wide with fine golden sand. It has all the services such as rental of tents and hammocks, there's a beach bar, first aid station and lifeguards. Its width and length allows you to be comfortable, except at the weekends like I said before.
This museum opened in 1949 and seeks to exhibit objects and furniture from different backgrounds and styles, harmoniously together. They try to show how things were and how people lived in Romanticism times. Through the various rooms, you can also follow the evolution of lighting; from candlesticks to chandeliers with wax candles, to gas lighting. There is also a collection of dolls by the artist Lola Anglada. There are over 400 pieces from different countries, many of the Romantic period.
Wondering what to do in Sitges? The numerous beaches are some of the top tourist attractions in Sitges. In the city there are 17 beaches that offer something for every traveller, young or old.
These different Sitges activities include aquagym, water aerobics, GAP, tai-txi and txi-kung, lifeguard courses among others. Quiet coves for the family or for the nature lover can be reached on foot. Six of these beaches were awarded the ISO 14001 certificate for the water, sand, cleaning services, rescue services, and first aid quality, and they are constantly being improved.
In terms of architectural patrimony, the Church of St. Bartholomew and Santa Tecla is one of the most relevant places to visit in Sitges. It's a baroque church with three naves and a barrel vault. It has two towers, the Torre de Comunidor and the Torre de las Horas, both of which are major Sitges attractions. It's located on a hill that dominates the beach.
Another one of the things to do in Sitges is to visit the Maricel Museum, located in the city center, and the Cau Ferrat Museum, home and studio of the painter and writer Santiago Rusiñol. These are two of the most culturally relevant things to see in Sitges.
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