Why you should live in Sitges

Why you should live in Sitges

About this area

Sitges is a small city with a blend of hills, coast, center, and countryside, offering a diverse and picturesque living experience. Perched atop tranquil hills, the town boasts breathtaking panoramic views. Along the coastline, Sitges welcomes a vibrant influx of tourists, particularly during the months of June through September. Nestled within walking distance from the coast, the town center beckons with its historic charm and abundant amenities, including quaint shops, restaurants, and cultural landmarks. Commuting to Barcelona is easy, with a convenient forty-minute train ride connecting along the coast.

Sitges' allure extends beyond its natural beauty and proximity to Barcelona; it's also a coveted destination for second home investments, drawing both local and international buyers seeking a slice of Mediterranean paradise. Notably, Sitges is renowned for its thriving gay community, adding to its cosmopolitan appeal. Despite its small-town charm, Sitges experiences a significant surge in population during the summer months, with seasonal residents swelling the population from a cozy 4,000 to a bustling 24,000. The affluent enclave of Vinyet stands out for its luxury living. These stunning villas meticulously were built by“Los Indios,” as the locals call them. These were Spanish immigrants turned millionaires who returned to Spain to showcase their wealth. These opulent residences, adorned with elegance and grandeur, epitomize Sitges' status as a premier destination for those seeking Mediterranean sophistication.


Typical Apartment

Sitges boasts a diverse array of properties, each offering its own unique charm and lifestyle. In the town center, you'll find cozy townhouses and 1-3 bedroom apartments, perfect for those seeking a convenient urban retreat. It’s important to note that many properties in the center of Sitges are holiday rentals, and may be vacant for many months out of the year. Parking can be a challenge in the center, but the lively atmosphere and proximity to amenities make up for it. 

Venture into the hills, and you'll discover spacious villas with private pools and expansive gardens, offering stunning panoramic views of the sea or surrounding countryside. Whether you prefer sleek modern architecture or rustic charm, there's something for everyone in Sitges' hillside residences.


Steeped in history and boasting a proud bourgeois heritage, Sitges is renowned for its vibrant and inclusive gay community, adding to its lively atmosphere. With its charming streets, picturesque beaches, and bustling social scene, Sitges is not just a destination—it's a place that beckons you to call it home. Excellent train connections make commuting to Barcelona a breeze. 



  • Buses: there are three main bus lines in Sitges, each running twice hourly.
  • Bicycle: there is an abundance of bicycle rental companies, but although Sitges is reasonably small and only very few places would be too far to cycle, it is a very hilly area, which is worth remembering especially on a hot day.
  • Walking is probably the best method of transport within the town itself, but it is useful to be aware of alternative methods if you will be travelling to neighbouring towns or villages.
  • Distance to the Beach: 0km




As Sitges is located directly on the coast, it offers many kinds of water sports. The offered activities range from very calm and relaxing activities such as hiring a pedalo to more extreme activities such as hiring a jet ski. Such close proximity to the mountains allows for an extensive range of outdoor activities, such as hiking, walking and cycling. There are also many facilities in the area, such as gyms, tennis courts, swimming pools, saunas and spas.

Festa de la Verema:

The Sitges wine festival (3rd-5th October) or Festa de la Verema takes place annually in Sitges during the grape harvest season in the Penedes region, offering some of the best wines in the world. People from all over the world to meet, share and taste the produce of some of the top vineyards and wineries such as Torres. Local produce is also offered, providing a variety of seasonal harvests and culinary traditions. The 8th October is the day dedicated to wine tasting and is always a popular end to this event.

Sanctorum de Bartholomew:

As well as the wide range of the activities offered in Sitges, there are also many historical sites. The Sanctorum de Bartholomew is one of the most iconic buildings in Sitges. The church is located on a hill overlooking the coast. The construction was influenced by the baroque, the Romanesque and Gothic periods.

Santa Tecla Festival

Contrary to popular belief, winter in Sitges is still a lively and enjoyable place to live. After the summer months of June, July, August and September the weather begins to change and so to does the flow of tourism to he area. However unlike many Spanish holiday resorts, Sitges has a varied and ever increasing line-up of events attracting annual visitors, including Santa Tecla (22nd September) which is an experience never to be forgotten with colourful costumes and Catalan culture situated on the beach front. People even try to make human towers!

Cocktails at Casa Bacardi

If most people associate Bacardí Rum with Cuba, what they ignore is that the story actually begins in Spain - and more precisely Sitges- where founder Facundo Bacardí Massó was born in 1814. Today the Casa Bacardí talks of the brand’s heritage and the process of making rum, as well as offering the guests to try some rather delicious cocktails in the bar at the back.


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