This sheltered bay, 1km northeast of the centre, is popular with nudists.
Platja dels Balmins
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La Sagrada Família
The Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family) is considered to be the symbol of Barcelona by many residents, and the…
Visitors and locals alike love Park Güell. The waving balcony and the colorful Guard’s House, with the imposing Barcelona skyline and sea in the…
Located along the grand, medieval street of Carrer de Montcada, the Museu Picasso is dedicated to one of the world’s greatest artists, Pablo Picasso. Born…
Fundació Joan Miró
Joan Miró was a Catalan painter and sculptor born in Barcelona who combined abstract art with surrealism. He is considered one of the most influential…
La Rambla is a tree-lined boulevard featuring a wide array of architectural delights, beautifully decorated flower stalls and particularly talented (and…
In the top tier of Gaudí's achievements, this madcap Unesco-listed masterpiece, with 33 balconies, was built in 1905–10 as a combined apartment and office…
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
The spectacular neobaroque silhouette of the Palau Nacional can be seen on Montjuïc's slopes from across the city. Built for the 1929 World Exhibition and…
Barcelona’s central place of worship presents a magnificent image. The richly decorated main facade, dotted with gargoyles and the kinds of stone…
Nearby Sitges attractions
1. Platja de Sant Sebastià
Popular beach close to central Sitges, on the northeast side of headland.
2. Platja d’Aiguadolç
This brown-sand beach lies 1.5km northeast of central Sitges, slightly removed from the town-centre frenzy.
3. 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,…
4. 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…
5. 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…
6. 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…
7. Platja de la Fragata
This buzzing beach overlooked by Sant Bartomeu church is the most immediate option from Sitges' centre.
8. Platja de la Ribera
One of Sitges' more popular places to soak up the sun, fronting the town centre.