In today’s contemporary tourism scene , cultural attraction brings in a lot of visitors . As a matter of fact, the most visited country in the world, France with over 80 million visitors streaming in annually is testament to this. Whilst France is not really that well endowed with parks, wildlife or any natural scenery, the culture and historical resources makes France stand out. Spain also has rich cultural resources to augment the beautiful sun, sand and diverse attractions in the beautiful country. No more waiting is needed, get up and book your stay at our family hotel in Vilanova i la Geltrú. (Image courtesy of gencat.cat)
Sitges, in the South of Barcelona stands out as one of the favorite cultural destinations in Spain. For a small fishing town, Sitges has a lot of history with exhibits superbly displayed in the numerous museums in the town. Here are some of the museums you should visit while you are in Sitges.
Museu del Cau Ferrat
When mentioning Cau Ferrat, you can’t forget Santiago Rusiñol, the founder, who was also a great artist and visionary. He had large collections of ancient art including, forge, ceramics, glass, archeology and scriptures spanning over centuries. As the Museum was made public in 1933, modern art including glass and ironwork. The beautiful building was removed between 2010 and 2014 and is it as must-see destination in Sitges.
- Opening times vary with season, from October 1st to June 30th, Tuesday-Saturday from 09:30am-2:00pm and 3:30pm-6:30pm. Sunday 10:00pm-3:00pm.
- From 1st July to 30th September, Tuesday-Saturday from 09:30 am-2:00pm and 4pm-5pm. Sundays 11:00am-3:00pm.
Entrance Fee €3.5
Visitors can get a taste of the era of romanticism in the greater Catalonia. The museum is housed in a beautiful grand 19th century style building. It is located right in the heart of the town and it is quite accessible by foot. In addition to the artifacts and paintings there is an exquisite antique dolls collection. Additionally there is a ball room and game room for visitors.
- Opening times vary with season, from October 1st to June 30th Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00am-2:00pm and 3:30pm-7:00pm. Sunday 11:00pm-3:00pm.
- From 1st July to 30th September , Tuesday-Saturday from 11:00 am-8:00pm and Sundays 11:00am-3:00pm.
Entrance Price: €3.5
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Museu De Maricel
Sitting near a superb waterfront, the stunning collection of art from different periods of time was started in 1969, thanks to the efforts of Dr. Jesús Pérez R. Most of the works are thematic, multilingual with exhibits from as early as the 10th century with work from Romanesque and Gothic periods .
- Opening times vary with season, from October 1st to June 30th Tuesday-Saturday from 09:30am-2:00pm and 3:30pm-6:30pm. Sunday 10:00pm-3:00pm.
- From 1st July to 30th September Tuesday-Saturday from 09:30 am-2:00pm and 4:00pm-7:00pm Sundays 10:00am-3:00pm.
Entrance Price €4
Enjoy the culture and take a voyage through time as you enjoy the most exquisite artifacts, paintings, sculptures and other art forms. There is a combined ticket for all the museums in Sitges which is cheaper (€6.5) than purchasing a ticket for each museum. The museums form a great attraction and offer a break from the sunbathing that is synonymous with Sitges.