Sitges Tourism, Spain

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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.

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Facts and Stats for Sitges*

  • Pollution Statistics in Sitges

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

    • Air Pollution 66.83 (High)
    • Water Pollution 56.53 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 64.63 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 44.89 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 58.51 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 30.43 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 51.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 51.36 (Moderate)
  • Sitges: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Sitges for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Sitges.

    • Burglary and Theft 44.04 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50.88 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 35.79 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 59.82 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 33.33 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 49.35 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 36.67 (Low)
    • Drug offense 51.64 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 72.47 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 54.31 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 38.72 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 32.11 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 56.67 (Moderate)
  • Living in Sitges - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Sitges is 138.98 (High)

    • Safety Index 55.08 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 95.73 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 68.41 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31.7 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 65.37 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 72.8 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.6 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 80 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Sitges

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.2 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.58 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.54 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 93.4 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 85.51 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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Sitges Tours for you

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  • Park Gell Admission Ticket
    Park Gell Admission Ticket 1957 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hour

    Visit Park Gell, one of Gauds major works in Barcelona. Located in the upper part of the city, it offers spectacular views of...

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  • Barcelona: Casa Batll Ticket and Video Guide
    Barcelona: Casa Batll Ticket and Video Guide 1760 Reviews

    Duration: 1 Hour

    Admire the dcor of Gauds Casa Batll on Passeig de Gracia in Barcelona with an entrance ticket and video guide. See one of the...

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  • Sagrada Familia 2-Hour Guided Tour with Tower Access
    Sagrada Familia 2-Hour Guided Tour with Tower Access

    Duration: 90 Minute

    Avoid the lines at Barcelonas most iconic monument on a 2-hour skip-the-line tour of the Sagrada Familia Basilica. See Gaudis...

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  • Costa Brava Half-Day Tour from Barcelona
    Costa Brava Half-Day Tour from Barcelona

    Duration: 8 Hour

    Discover some of the most important villages of the Costa Brava on a half-day tour from Barcelona. Visit the large tourist re...

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