Sitges – a former fishing village turned into a popular first class summer destination. It attracts not only film crews for Bollywood movies, but also hosts a famous Film Festival and other events taking place throughout the years. Its proximity to Barcelona makes it certainly a popular destination for a day trip to the beach. But there is more than just beaches and restaurants to it – art lovers should visit the former home and museum of Santiago Rusiñol. The house he chose to live in, with an amazing view over the ocean, was a space for his collections from all over the world. Nowadays it is the Museum Cau Ferrat. His words: “The obsession with collecting and owning antiques is an incurable illness”. Definitely worth a visit – calculate at least 2 hours for the visit of the museum.
After the museum visit, take a walk through the Old Town and its charming streets.
Stop at Casa Bacardi, the museum dedicated to the founder of the famous Bacardi rum distillery. Did you know that the founder was originally from Sitges and that he emigrated to Cuba? Sitges was a region where wine was produced until a disease killed most of the plants and villagers had to find a different way to survive. Thus many of them emigrated to the New World in the Americas and some of them made big riches. Legacy of these families are some beautiful buildings which they built upon their return from the Americas.
At Casa Bacardi learn how to prepare a Mojito or a Cuba Libre and sip your drink at the comfy terrace before heading for lunch and to the beach … one day will not be enough! You will sure return again … like I did many times!