Must see attractions in Sitges

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    Museu del Cau Ferrat

    Built in the 1890s as a house-studio by Catalan artist Santiago Rusiñol, a pioneer of the Modernisme movement, this seaside mansion is crammed with his own art and that of his contemporaries (including his friend Picasso), as well as his extensive private collection of ancient relics and antiques. The visual feast is piled high, from Grecian urns and a 15th-century baptismal font to 18th-century tilework that glitters all the way to the floral-painted wood-beamed ceiling.

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    Església de Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla

    Sitges' most striking landmark is this 17th-century parish church, sitting proudly on a rocky outcrop lapped by the sea, which separates the 2km-long main beach to the southwest from the smaller sandy strands to the northeast.

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    Platja de Terramar

    About 2km southwest of central Sitges, Terramar is a fine 395m beach of golden sand, with paddleboat rental and deck chairs in summer.

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    Platja de la Bassa Rodona

    Sitges' most famous gay beach (though gay sunbathers are spread out pretty evenly these days).

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    Museu de Maricel

    This seafront building entered through the adjacent Museu del Cau Ferrat houses a vast collection of Catalan art spanning the 10th to 20th centuries, including works amassed by the town of Sitges and local collector Jesús Pérez-Rosales. Most spectacular is the downstairs atrium of neoclassical sculptures, framed by arches that overlook the sea.

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    Fundació Stämpfli Art Contemporani

    Within an old wood-beamed fish-market building is this minimalist 20th-century European art gallery. Whitewashed walls and shiny tiled floors draw all eyes to the primary colours of bold pop art and modern art. Displays change regularly, putting on show a rotating selection of works from the foundation's collection. The lower floor hosts temporary exhibitions.

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    Platja de l'Estanyol

    Dotted with xiringuitos (beach bars) and sunbeds for renting, this sandy beach sits 500m southwest of central Sitges along the Passeig Maritim.

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    Platja d’Aiguadolç

    This brown-sand beach lies 1.5km northeast of central Sitges, slightly removed from the town-centre frenzy.

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    Platja de la Fragata

    This buzzing beach overlooked by Sant Bartomeu church is the most immediate option from Sitges' centre.

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    Platja de les Anquines

    A small shell-shaped strand of sand, 2km southwest of Sitges centre. It's a slightly quieter option.

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    Platja de la Ribera

    One of Sitges' more popular places to soak up the sun, fronting the town centre.

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    Platja dels Balmins

    This sheltered bay, 1km northeast of the centre, is popular with nudists.