Let your senses guide you...
Taking a stroll and losing yourself in Sitges’ old town stimulates your emotions. A visit that shows that Sitges is a unique destination. With the sound of the sea as your company, we suggest taking a trip through the town’s history, strolling along its cobbled alleyways, lined with palaces and ancient castles as well as historic buildings from the Modernisme and Noucentisme movements. Go with the flow...
1- Plaça del Baluard square
One of the town’s most symbolic viewpoints, where the Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla Parish Church (from the 17th century) stands, commonly known as ‘La Punta’. This is the most emblematic monument in Sitges’ skyline. Plaça Baluard square is also the entrance to the old town.
2- Carrer Fonollar
Turning east from Plaça del Baluard you reach Carrer Fonollar, home to the Cau Ferrat Museum and the Maricel complex (Maricel Museum and Palau de Maricel). If you head down the street, you reach the street Carrer Baluarte Vidal-Quadras, where one of the town’s most precious beaches comes into view: Sant Sebastià.
3- Carrer de la Davallada
From Carrer Fonollar, if you turn left onto Carrer Sant Joan, you then find Carrer de la Davallada. On this street you can see the ruins of the old medieval wall, which you would follow if you continued down Carrer d’en Bosch.
4- Carrer d’en Bosch
Welcome to the oldest street in Sitges: Carrer d’en Bosch. This street, which flanks the city walls, has an irregular layout and arched doorways which instantly ushering you into medieval times. Palau del Rei Moro, a gothic building included in the Inventory for Architectural Heritage in Catalonia, is of great help in this journey through time.
5- Plaça de l’Ajuntament square
From Carrer d’en Bosch we arrive at Plaça de l’Ajuntament square, another symbolic place in the town. The town hall itself stands out, dating back to 1889, and it is built on the foundations and the supporting walls of the medieval castle. The building next to it was the old market (Mercat Vell). Just behind the town hall is the Santiago Rusiñol Public Library, which occupies Miquel Utrillo’s former stately home.