Sitges Tourism

Sitges (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈsidʒəs]) is a town about 35 kilometres southwest of Barcelona, renowned worldwide for its Film Festival and Carnival. Located between the Garraf Massif and the sea, it is known for its beaches, nightspots, and historical sites. While the roots of Sitges' artsy reputation date back to the late 19th century, when Catalan painter Santiago Rusiñol took up residence there during the summer, the town became a centre for the 1960s counterculture in mainland Spain, then still under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, and became known as "Ibiza in miniature". Nowadays, it is a popular destination for gay and lesbian travellers, as it has become one of the most gay-friendly places in the world. Today, Sitges' economy is based on tourism and culture offering more than 4,500 hotel beds, half of them in four-star hotels. Almost 35% of the approximately 26,000 permanent inhabitants are from the Netherlands, the UK, France and Scandinavia, whose children attend international schools in the area. There are 17 beaches. Sitges was also the site of the annual Bilderberg conference held in June 2010. Sitges has been referred to as the Saint-Tropez of Spain, with property prices approaching those of the most expensive European cities, the main reason for this being the setting by the sea and the surrounding Parc Natural del Garraf. Proximity to Barcelona-El Prat Airport is also a major advantage.


This is a comprehensive travel guide for Sitges in Spain. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Sitges like a local. The nearest major city to Sitges is Barcelona. Take a short trip from Sitges and set some time aside to explore the Barcelona. Dotted with places like Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Casa Batllo; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach Sitges, you'll have to take a flight to Barcelona; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

Get, set and plan a journey with this amazing travel planner for Sitges that shall leave you with plenty of memories at the end of your trip.

  • Know the pollution level of Sitges before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 64.22 (High)
    • Water Pollution 53.85 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 64.32 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 43.12 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 57.21 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 30.09 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 48.18 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 49.54 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Sitges for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Sitges.

    • Burglary and Theft 44.72 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 51.82 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 35.78 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 58.52 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 33.26 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 49.45 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 37.83 (Low)
    • Drug offense 53.65 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 72.32 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 53.34 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 39.57 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 30.93 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 57.28 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Sitges is 141.28 (High)

    • Safety Index 54.51 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 95.73 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 65.87 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31.97 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 60.61 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 74.65 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.15 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 78.42 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Sitges

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.17 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.69 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 91.25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 86.89 USD

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