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San Sebastian beach pictured here is one of the 11 beaches in the charming white-washed village of Sitges. With a year 'round population of only 26,000 inhabitants, Sitges offers many nearby attractions.  Among them is the metropolis of Barcelona, the Roman city of Tarragona, Montserrat Monastery, the Costa Brava, Valencia and many more, reached by excellent motorways and commuter trains within 1 to 3 hours.

Sitges offers a wealth of year 'round activities only 30 minutes south of Barcelona Centre

Sitges has a year 'round population of just 26,000 and has been a heaven for European artists and visitors for many generations. Today Sitges enjoys a well-deserved reputation as a friendly, tolerant village where English is widely spoken.


Eleven safe, sandy beaches and coves are carefully controlled to maintain their safety and appeal. Sitges has an 18-hole golf course, day and night tennis courts, horseback riding, and one of the best marinas in the Mediterranean, only minutes from Las Palomas Catalanas.

In the evenings, Sitges comes alive with quiet cocktail lounges, dozens of discos, and literally hundreds of sidewalk cafes and indoor and outdoor restaurants.

Water in Sitges and throughout Catalonia may be consumed safely so guests may enjoy dining, whether in one of the local restaurants or cooking at Las Palomas Catalanas' fully-equipped kitchens.

Guests of Las Palomas Catalanas have the luxury of partaking in Sitges' array of activities or just kicking-back in an idyllic setting where guests feel right at home. No wonder they call it "The Spanish Camelot."

Note: The beautiful soft-sand Balmins Beach facing Las Palomas Catalanas, as most beaches in Spain, offers top-less bathing. Depending on the season, Balmins Beach is bathing-suit-optional. During July and August bathing-suit-optional is mostly found at the far side of the beach out of respect to families.

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Sitges is ideally situated in the heart of Catalonia with excellent roads and train service. It is only 30 minutes south of Barcelona Centre, one hour from Tarragona, three hours from Valencia (home of the Lladró), and two hours from the French border. The Medieval village of Carcasonne, France, is only 4 hours drive from Sitges via excellent motorways
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2018 Sitges schedule of activities & festivals

  • March 3rd and 4th. Barcelona-Sitges International Vintage Car Rally

  • March 8th – 11th. International Patchwork Festival

  • March 17th and 18th. Art Fair

  • March 23rd – 25th. Scrap+ Sitges. Scrapbooking Fair (Handicraft)

  • March 25th - April 2nd. Easter (Holy Week)

  • April 5th - 8th. Jazz Antic Sitges Festival

  • April 23rd. “Sant Jordi”. St George Day (Book and Rose Day)

  • May 18th. International Museums Day

  • June 2nd - 10th. Corpus Festival.

  • June 3rd - Flower Carpets

  • June 14th- 18th. Sitges Gay Pride

  • June 22nd – July 1st. Dance World Cup

  • July 16th. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festivity, patron saint of sailors

  • August 5th. “Mare de Déu del Vinyet”, Celebration at the Vinyet Sanctuary

  • August 18th - 26th. “Festa Major de Sitges”. Sitges’ main Annual Fiesta in Honour of “Sant Bartomeu”, The Town’s Patron Saint

  • August 23rd Fireworks Spectacular

  • September 1st – 11th. International Bears Sitges Week

  • September 22nd and 23rd. “Santa Tecla”, Small City Feast of Sitges.

  • September 22nd Santa Tecla Fireworks

  • October 4th - 14th. 51st Sitges International Science Fiction Film Festival of Catalonia

  • December – January. Activities in the framework of Christmas Holidays

Calendar of Events is for reference only and is subject to change without notice.
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