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.

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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 63.64 (High)
    • Water Pollution 53.9 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 63.91 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 43.42 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 58.41 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 29.65 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 47.39 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 49.34 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Sitges for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Sitges.

    • Burglary and Theft 41.77 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 49.46 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 32.47 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 56.11 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 29.93 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 46.68 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 34.5 (Low)
    • Drug offense 51.51 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 76.51 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 55.41 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.12 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 27.38 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 55.35 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Sitges is 140.08 (High)

    • Safety Index 57.2 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 95.73 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 65.6 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30.91 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 59.95 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 75.36 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 14.37 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 72.44 (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 0.16 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.11 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.03 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 89.9 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 84.68 USD

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