Sitges guided tour

Guided tour - Sitges - Mari Carmen Granados

Sitges guided tour

Guided tour - Sitges - Mari Carmen Granados

Sitges is a lively and picturesque town of 28,500 inhabitants in Garraf region and is located 40 km from Barcelona. It preserves its Mediterranean character as a fishing tradition town and, at the same time, its modern personality: cosmopolitan, open and bohemian.

In the 18th century, Sitges went from being a small fishing village to a rich centre of maritime and colonial trade. Many of its inhabitants, the so-called “Indians”, made great fortune in Cuba. The rich Indians returned to Sitges and promoted modernization.

Proofs of this richness are the numerous villas that make up the route of the Indians. Sitges was also a great modernist centre thanks to artists such as Santiago Rusiñol and the magnate Charles Deering, who transformed this small village into the bohemian centre of art in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


Its old town is characterized by narrow streets and white houses, dotted with flowery balconies. The main street leads us to the Church of Santa Tecla and San Bartolomé, the patron saints of Sitges, located in a beautiful viewpoint facing the sea. Nearby, we find important museums: the Maricel Palace, the Maricel Museum and the Cau Ferrat.

A guided tour around the old town will reveal its heritage and history. Some of the many museums can be visited as an option.

Language: English

Place: Sitges

Province: Barcelona

Country: Spain

Activity level: Light

Duration Service: 2-3 hours

Price EU - Euro: Consult group rates.

Accessibility: Wheelchair users
People with reduced mobility

Service Schedule:

Subject to availability and prior consultation.

Not included:

According to the group’s needs, tickets for monuments, bus and restaurant reservations can be made in advance.

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Author: M.Carme Granados

El meu nom és M. Carme Granados i sóc de Reus. La meva passió per les humanitats em va portar a cursar la llicenciatura d’Història de l’Art a la Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Més tard vaig tenir ocasió d’especialitzar-me cursant el Màster Oficial en Gestió del Patrimoni Cultural de la Universitat de Barcelona. La importància del turisme per a la valoració i la conservació de la nostra cultura i per a la dinamització econòmica i social que desenvolupa, em va dur a orientar la meva carrera professional cap aquest camp. Així doncs, què millor que ser guia turística per viure de prop l’art, la cultura i la història i, poder així, transmetre-les als visitants. He treballat com a monitora de tallers infantils i sènior, com guia i informadora de museus i altres centres culturals, també he tingut ocasió de treballar en la gestió d’alguns museus i evidentment, com a guia turística especialitzada en la província de Tarragona.