Lemiché Getaway: Sitges
Every once in a while we like to get out of our studio in Barcelona and go looking for inspirations, creative discussions, potential collaborations and just for a nice day outdoors. And this time we spent a day in Sitges - a small coastal town just half an hour away from Barcelona.
To my mind, Sitges has two sides - a sizzling party side, especially in the night and during hot summer months, and a laid back coastal resort side with palm-lined promenades, beach restaurants and cafes, cozy narrow streets and sunshine 300 days a year.
Sitges has been beloved as a resort destination town since 19th century and was one of the key locations for the Modernist movement back then. And despite its relatively small size, this town can offer very multi-faceted entertainments for almost every taste.
My personal favorite thing to do in Sitges - is to start with a walk alongside the seacoast and then pass by amazingly beautiful and so inspirational Museu del Cau Ferrat and Palau Maricel (they´re joined in one architectural complex) - a house-studio of Catalan artist Santiago Rusiñol. His seafront mansion is filled with his own works as well as his private collection of ancient relics and art, but the architecture of the building alone makes me want to come back to see it time and time again.
Then we would go for a nice long lunch in a nice cozy place such as NeM or Bon Estar, where you can enjoy big variety of local extremely delicious creations accompanied by an excellent choice of local wines. Take note that most of the restaurants in Spain are open only for a few hours during the day, on average between 1 and 4 p.m. - then they´d close up until dinner time at around 8 p.m.
After all the wonderful food, it is always nice to have a little walk. I love just go roaming all the little streets in the old Sitges, passing by always very interesting artesanal shops and of course all the chic boutiques lining up the historic centre.
The late afternoon in Sitges is perfect for some more relaxing activities, such as a visit to Casa Bacardí - opened in 2010 to honor the founder of the famous Bacardí rum distilleries Don Facundo Bacardí Massó, who was born in Sitges in 1814. A great bonus of the visit would be making your own cocktails and enjoying them at the end!
A very nice way to finish the day in Sitges is at the Vivero Beach Club. Just passing the Ermita de Sant Sebastià church, hanging over the glittering sea is the most relaxing terrace, where you can enjoy a drink and a snack with the gorgeous view of the sunset-colored coast.
I have to say that if I have a chance to go again to Sitges - I take it gladly every time!
How about you, have you been to Sitges? Tell us about your favorite places there in the comments below!
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