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La Festa Major de Sitges 2014        Tweet this All Barcelona events
Annual festival of Sitges near Barcelona

Event date: Tuesday 19th August 2014 to Tuesday 26th August 2014
 
Event location: Sitges - seaside town 45km south of Barcelona > How to get to Sitges 


Cartell Festa Major de SitgesFesta Major de Sitges 2014. Open programme Sitges Festa Major 2014. La Fiesta Mayor de Sitges - called Festa Major i Santa Tecla 2014 -  is the biggest annual festival in Sitges which is a delightful seaside resort 40 minutes south of Barcelona by train. The festival takes its name from Sant Bartolomeu, patron saint of Sitges.

The Festa Major de Sitges takes place in August every year and like other Catalan festa major celebrations, you can see many Catalan traditions including processions with gegants (giants) - capgrossos (big paper mache heads), correfocs (fireruns) - bastoners (stick dances) and a full programme of music and concerts and of course sardanes dancing and castellers groups who build impressive human towers.

One of the popular highlights of the festival is a 15 to 20 minute fireworks display (called castell de foc) on the beach in front of the church at 11pm. Download the full Sitges festa Major programme by clicking on the links below and follow the Festa Major de Sitges Twitter.


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Event address & map

Sitges
Venue:
Sitges   -   Website
City:
Sitges
Country:
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How to get to this venue

How to get to Sitges from Barcelona

Sitges is a popular and exclusive sea-side resort located about 45 kilometers south of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain. Sitges is well known for the Sitges Film Festival in October and the Sitges Carnival in February. Sitges also offers visitors a nice selection of beaches, nightspots, and historical sites.


View Sitges, Catalonia, Spain. in a larger map

Sitges tourist office official website

Getting to Sitges from Barcelona

car  By car
The C-32 tollroad (before A-16) connects Sitges with Barcelona in 30 minutes. You can also take the free coastal road, which is very scenic but has many bends, so passengers can become car sick!

bs  By Bus
 Bus company Mon-bus operates buses from Barcelona and from Barcelona airport to Sitges

tr  By train
Sitges is under between 35 and 45 minutes from Barcelona by R2 south line train. The railway company is called Renfe. The trains connections are called Cercanias/Rodalies: The trains to Sitges are on the R2 south line which departs from stations in the center of Barcelona to outlying suberbs of Barcelona and towns nearby. Regional trains to Sitges leave every 15 minutes from various stations in Barcelona including Passeig de Gracia (currently undergoing renovation), Catalunya or Sants: Price for a return ticket around 8 euros. (2011 prices )


Timetables / prices trains Barcelona to Sitges
Line R2 south trains to Sitges
Hotels in Sitges


Barcelona Event 

Barcelona Events:
La Festa Major de Sitges 2014
When:
19.08.2014 - 26.08.2014
Where:
Sitges - Sitges
Category:
Festivals in Barcelona