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Sitges Flower Carpet Festival 2018

Concurso de Alfombras de Flores Sitges

Event date: Sunday 3rd June 2018
Event locationSitges - 35 mins south of Barcelona

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Corpus Christi Flower Carpet Festival - Sitges 2018. Catifa de Flors means flower carpet in the Catalan language. The Sitges Corpus Festival celebrates the Corpus Christi for a week from 2nd to 10th June 2018. One of the main events is the Sitges Flower Carpet Festival which is only on Sunday 3rd June 2018. The Sitges flower carpet festival is a beautiful and traditional competition called 'Concurso de Alfombras de Flores' and sometimes also called 'Arte Floral del Corpus Christi.'

Many Sitges streets will be adorned with flower carpets. The carpeted streets are called 'catifes' and marked in yellow on the map of the Sitges Corpus celebrations.

Residents of Sitges start early in the morning and make lovely patterned street carpets using flowers petals and seeds. The flower carpets are called 'catifes de flors' in Catalan and they cover almost all of the narrow streets of Sitges and some of the plazas. This Sitges floral carpet event has been declared a Spanish 'Fiesta de Interés Turístico Nacional.'

Other highlights are the clove fair, called 'mostra de clavells' in Catalan, with over 2000 flower pots and over 100 types of cloves. 

Corpus Christi is Latin for 'Body of Christ' and is a Catholic festival to honour the Eucharist. The date of Corpus Christi changes every year and falls 60 days after Easter Sunday. Spain it is usually from Thursday after Trinity Sunday - Día del Corpus - until Sunday after Trinity Sunday. The tradition of carpet flower making is thought to have originated in the middle ages in Spain and the Canary islands for the feast of Corpus Christi with decorations and motifs becoming more elaborate over time. Floral carpets also called sawdust carpets can be found in Mexico and South America too. 

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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 very nice selection of beaches, nightspots, and historical sites.

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Getting to Sitges from Barcelona

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!

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

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 10 euros. 

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