Sitges & Barcelona
Visit the best of Sitges, surrounding areas, itineraries and monuments of Barcelona (just 40 minutes away) from this boutique 4* Sup. hotel
The town of Sitges offers different sites to visit. Thanks to the advantageous location of the MIM hotel you can walk to different religious venues, such as the church of Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla or the Ermita de Sant Sebastià.
MARICEL MUSEUM AND PALACE
The Maricel Palace is one of the most representative buildings in Sitges. The Palace currently serves three purposes. First, as a place that hosts institutional and cultural events that are important to the civic and cultural life of Sitges.Second, some of its spaces host events as well as secular weddings. And finally,the rooms, terrace and cloister are accessible to guided tours given by Museus de Sitges every Sunday.
THE CAU FERRAT MUSEUM
Can Ferrat Museum founded in 1893 by the artist Santiago Rusiñol (1861-1931) as a home-based workshop, becoming a public museum in 1933, preserving the artistic spirit of its founder. Painting, drawing, sculpture, wrought iron, ceramic, glass and much of artwork form a unique artistic ensemble, along with the very building hosting the display. For the visitor, it is the first must-see visit among all the museums of Sitges.
The Romantic Museum Can Llopis is housed in a neoclassical building built in 1793. The austerity of the neoclassical façade contrasts with the interior decor, evoking the daily life of a wealthy house of the nineteenth century. The gallery on the first floor and the romantic garden are two of the most attractive areas of the house. The garden of Can Llopis is one of the emblematic venues for the concert series that takes place at Museus de Sitges during its summer cultural program.
Sitges is the hometown of Don Facundo Bacardí, a tireless fighter and founder of one of the most prestigious rum companies around the world. This is why Casa Bacardi is at the heart of this small coastal town, the perfect place to discover this brand´s amazing history.
Sitges is steeped in the arts. Its people have made culture one of its principal identifying features. The creation of the Stämpfli Foundation is a fact of extraordinary importance in the cultural trajectory of Sitges. Peter Stämpfli is an artist who is known, valued and sought-after in France, Switzerland, Belgium and USA. His works form part of the most outstanding collections of Europe, USA, Japan or Korea. He has displayed some 300 individual and collective exhibitions during his career, in venues such as the Pompidou Center and the National Gallery Jeu de Paume in Paris.
SAILING AND WATER SPORTS
Challenge yourself to enjoy a different kind of day, new experiences, great emotions, and, as the only witness of your adventure,...the sea. Enjoy the wide range of options in Sitges and the surrounding areas: you can choose to take the helm of your own boat, wakeboard, fish, dive, or sail, among many other water activities. All of these are available both at the Sitges Nautic Club and at Port Esportiu d'Aiguadolç.DISCOVER THE CAVA
Cava is a Spanish designation of sparkling wines made by the traditional method. The region that gave birth to the name, the Cava Region, includes the Catalan district of the Penedés. It is difficult to think of cava without also thinking about the Freixenet wineries. Its facilities are located in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, in Barcelona, where about 90% of the country's entire cava vintage is produced. Visiting these wineries is an immersion into the tradition and culture of one of the most internationally famous wine brands.PENEDÉS AND ITS WINES
Discovering the Catalan region of Penedès is to enter the exciting world of wine. Its cellars and 270 wineries offer endless possibilities. The most popular options are guided tours in which the process of wine-making is taught or wine-tastings are conducted by their wine experts. Some also offer the possibility of overnight stays at their facilities, organizing family events or business meetings. Others also choose to schedule cultural activities, such as exhibitions or concerts.GARRAF NAUTAL PARK
The Sierra del Garraf is part of the southern region of the Sierra de Marina or Litoral. Although surface waters are practically nonexistent, the park does encompass the Falconera underground river. Along the many hiking routes available, we find remains of the Eramprunyá and Olivella castles, which mark the passage through these lands of the Saracen wars. In addition, we can visit the hospital of Olesa de Bonesvalls to enjoy its medieval architecture.GOLF COURSES
Among the many activities to be enjoyed in Sitges, there are several golf courses for practicing golf swings. Within the city itself we have the splendid Terramar golf course, located by the sea, an impressive landscape. In addition, in the surrounding areas (up to more than 25 km. away) we can find other golf courses, like those of La Graiera, Can Cuyas Golf and the Barcelona Golf Club.
Sitges' advantageous location, between the Garraf massif and the sea,makes it one of the main attractions in summer, and in wintertime the spectacle of the waves breaking against the breakwater is a must-see visit. Each of its eighteen beaches possesses features that make them unique, and offers the opportunity for each guest to find his or her own space, depending on his or her wishes and tastes. Likewise, Sitges is located a few kilometers from well-known beaches such as Del Hombre Muerto, Del Garraf beach, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Cala Morisca and Desencorada.
Barcelona 40 minutes away
PASSEIG DE GRÀCIA AND MODERNISM
A few kilometers away and within the city of Barcelona you can visit El Passeig de Gràcia, one of the main avenues of Barcelona. Due to its tourist importance, its commercial and business areas, and its great showcase of modernist architecture from the architects Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner, said architecture being declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.THE GOTHIC QUARTER AND THE CATHEDRAL
The construction of Barcelona's Gothic Cathedral lasted for six centuries, being today the landmark of the Gothic Quarter, the historical center of Barcelona, where remains of the first wall in the Plaza de la Seu are preserved, opposite the Cathedral.
THE SAGRADA FAMILIA AND SANT PAU RECINTE MODERNISTE
The construction of the church of the Sagrada Familia, designed by Antoni Gaudí, begun in 1882 and still under construction, is the finest expression of the Catalan modernist movement and is currently one of the most visited landmarks in Spain. A few meters away you can also visit the Sant Pau Recinte Modernista, one of the oldest health institutions in Europe, in the modernist style of Lluís Domènech i Montaner.
THE BORN AND SANTA MARÍA DEL MAR
El Born is one of the neighborhoods with the most number of contrasts in Barcelona. In this area, there are shops with the trendiest clothes, art and foods. We cannot forget the historical sector of the city, foremost of which is the church of Santa Maria del Mar, a Gothic church of the fourteenth century culminated by two octagonal towers and beautiful rosette.
SHOPPING IN BARCELONA
Barcelona is one of the great world capitals of fashion, a cosmopolitan city where shoppers can enjoy in style. It offers us a commercial array based on the combination of traditional family businesses, great international brands and innovative shopping. Store after store contributes to create a model of a unique city, a Mediterranean city, and a city of commerce. Pamper yourself, indulge yourself with all the temptations displayed in the windows of Barcelona and keep what fits you best. The "Ciudad Condal" is an ideal place to do shopping and renew your style.
THE MUSEUMS AT MONTJUÏC
Montjuïc is a large hill located southwest of the city center of Barcelona. This mountain is popular with sports lovers thanks to the Palau Sant Jordi; with art lovers thanks to the National Museum of Catalonia; and nature lovers thanks to Montjuïc Park. All of these sites are next to the National Palace and The Magic Fountain and offer many alternatives to spend an unforgettable day in an unsurpassed environment.