You can tell by looking at the clouds in this first photo that it was a very moody day when we visited Sitges. Mother Nature was kind enough to hold off the rain until we headed back to the train station so we actually didn’t mind the dramatic skies. It created a certain mysterious atmosphere. Sitges 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.
The Church of Sant Bartomeu I Santa Tecla, better know as “La Punta”
Can you spot daddio in the background?
The Palau Marycel, or Maricel Palace, was built in 1910 by North American millionaire Charles Deering to house his art collections. Today it is one of the most emblematic venues in Sitges for holding meetings, receptions, conferences, weddings and banquets in an incomparable setting.
Mermaid! Sirena de Pere Jou
You can always count on me to find some furry creatures anywhere we go.
Monument to Facundo Bacardi Masso who was born in Sitges and left in 1830 for the New World. In 1862, he founded the company Bacardi in Santiago de Cuba and created the first superior quality, aged rum, BACARDI, famous today throughout the world.
Like in Barcelona, Sitges offers beautiful architecture to admire.
This building reminded me of Gaudí’s work with its rounded shapes and attention to detail.
This cat’s face is priceless.
As typical North Americans, by noon we were ready for lunch but it seemed like we were the exception. We tried about five different restaurants only to be told that at that time they only served breakfast or coffee! Luckily, after wandering around for 30 minutes or so, we found the Red Velvet restaurant and it was the perfect place. One look at the “gluten free” and “sustainable” written on their sign and there was no way I was going to eat anywhere else. Plus, look at how charming the place is!
Love the originality of the symbols for the men’s and ladie’s washrooms!
We spent the rest of the day walking along the promenade but when some seriously dark clouds started rolling in we decided to head towards the train station. Turns out our timing was perfect. We hadn’t even taken our seats when the rain started pouring down. Talk about good karma. We left picturesque Sitges feeling like we had escaped to an exclusive resort and could go back to bustling Barcelona feeling fully replenished.