Sitges Tourism

The celebration of the feast of the Virgen del Carmen with the traditional seafaring procession.

From 14 to 16 July, Sitges is hosting different cultural and leisure activities, such as two food and wine proposals, to promote the celebration.


On 16 July Sitges celebrates the feast of the Virgen del Carmen, patron saint of the sea and fishermen. The main event of the celebration will once again be the seafaring procession of the Brotherhood of Sant Elm, which will start at 7 p.m. from the Port of Aiguadolç. The Sitges fishermen's boats and other recreational craft will set off in procession to accompany the image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel out to sea as far as Terramar. During the procession, the traditional floral offering will be made in front of the Chapel of San Sebastián, in honour of the deceased fishermen and sailors, and the fireworks will be fired in front of the different religious temples of the town.


On arrival at the Port of Aiguadolç, the celebration will continue with a recreational proposal combining seafood rice made by fishermen from the Fishermen's Guild and Malvasia de Sitges and also with the traditional habaneras, accompanied by burnt rum, in the Port of Sitges - Aiguadolç. The activity will be free of charge and will take place around the Captaincy tower.


The events of the festivity of the Virgen del Carmen will begin this Friday, 14th July, at 7 p.m. with the proposal "Malvasia and Aiguadolç: a love story" which includes a visit and a tasting with underwater ageing at the Malvasia Interpretation Centre (CIM).The proposal includes the tasting of three wines and a snack. The price of the activity is 40 euros per person.The programme will continue on Saturday 15 July at 7 p.m. with another food and wine event called, "Malvasia and chocolate. The legacy of the Americans", also at the CIM. The price is 12 euros per person.


The programme for this celebration allows Sitges to relive its seafaring legacy. The festivity of the Virgen del Carmen is a tradition that is celebrated in different towns along the Catalan coast.

  • Processó marítima -Festa del Carme


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