Visit and routes
Museums of Sitges, entirely dedicated to the art and fully linked to the cultural history of the country, offering the opportunity to cover the whole history of art. A journey from ancient to contemporary art among works of great quality.
GUIDED PERIODIC TOURS
Guided tour ‘Discovering the Cau and Maricel treasures’
Guided tour at Palau de Maricel
ESCORTED TOURS FOR GROUPS
Museu del Cau Ferrat
The tour presents the former home worshop of Santiago Rusiñol, from here we discover the most important events of his life, both from a human and an artistic point of view: the confrontation of the artist with the industrial bourgeoisie of the time, the Bohemian life of Catalan painters in Paris in the late nineteenth century, the role as cultural agitator of Rusiñol, the Modernist Festivals, the concept of Total Art, the impact of Impressionism in Catalan painting and Catalan artists such as Ramon Casas, Darío de Regoyos, Miquel Utrillo, Enric Clarasó, Manuel de Falla, Erik Satie, Enric Morera, Alexandre de Riquer, Picasso ...
Museu de Maricel
Visit and review of the works in Maricel Museum. Ancient Art: Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque. Modern Art: Romanticism, Realism, "Modernisme", "Noucentisme", Avantgarde, Figuration in the Twentieth Century. We will also explain the history of Maricel Museum, from the construction of the Hospital of Sant Joan in the fifteenth century to the present building, going through the foundation of the Maricel ensemble by Charles Deering, and also the current collections of art from the donation of Dr. Jesús Pérez-Rosales.
Museu Romàntic Can Llopis (temporarily closed for works)
Through a tour through Casa dels Llopis built during late nineteenth century, we will discover life and customs of a wealthy family of that time (wine making, passenger transport, lighting, tastes ...) We will see romantic architecture and collections of work tools for everyday use, as well as other considered luxurious and of great prestige in the same period. The winery, which manufactured the Malvasia from Sitges, which revolved around the family business.
Fundació Stämpfli - Art Contemporani
Through a tour through Casa dels Llopis built during late nineteenth century, we will discover life and customs of a wealthy family of that time (wine making, passenger transport, lighting, tastes ...) We will see romantic architecture and collections of work tools for everyday use, as well as other considered luxurious and of great prestige in the same period. The winery, which manufactured the Malvasia from Sitges, which revolved around the family business. [The Stämpfli Foundation will be closed to the public until the end of March, when we will reopen after expanding our facilities.]
Palau de Maricel
In 1909, Charles Deering, the American industrialist, philanthropist and art collector, arrived in Sitges with the help of his friend Ramon Casas. When he discovered the Cau Ferrat of Rusiñol and the beauty of the town, he decided that it was the ideal place to call home and install his collections. After acquiring the former Hospital de Sant Joan and the fishermen's houses on the square of the same name, he built under the technical and artistic direction of Miquel Utrillo the Maricel Palace, a true "Noucentista" architectural jewel in our town. A guided tour will allow us to remember the importance of Deering, the importance of collections in the early twentieth century, and we will know about Miguel Utrillo and “Noucentisme”.
Parròquia de Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla
A journey into the art history of our country. From Romanesque to the twentieth century.. Outside, a comment about El Baluarte, la Fragata, the First Knights, Idle Thinking, the transformation of the building. Inside, there will be comments about the sideboards of altars, sarcophagus, Ferré Bassa, the Counterreform and the set of baroque altarpieces. On the first floor with the arrival of a set of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque images that are part of the collection of Dr. Jesus Pérez-Rosales, which belong to the Maricel Museum, we will appreciate one of the best collections of sacred art in our country.
ESCORTED ROUTES FOR GROUPS
Escorted route visiting the main "Modernista" buildings of Sitges, explaining the main characteristics and ideals of this cultural and artistic movement that developed in Catalonia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Sitges was the cradle of "Modernisme", with theaters, “Modernista Festivals”, renowned architects and the constant presence of intellectuals and artists who left their mark on the town.
This is a tour of the main sites of "Modernisme" that Rusiñol and Maragall shared between 1893 and 1898, which combines information about places and events and the lecture of literary and poetic extracts from both writers. The route begins in the square of the train station or "plaça de l'estació", the usual transport used by Rusiñol, Maragall and those who took part in the Modernista Festival. The first stop is the Casino Prado, which was the stage of the Second (1893) and Fourth Modernista Festival (1894). The route follows the streets known as Jesus, Àngel Vidal - or "Retiro Street" - that hosts the Pati Blau (Blue Yard) that inspired the pictorial cycle, narrative and play with the same name to finally reach the Monument to Rusiñol, at the Sant Sebastià Beach. From there, the route reaches Cau Ferrat, the place that hosted the Third Modernista Festival (1894) in which Maragall was awarded at the Literary Contest for its decadent verses. A few years later, he evoked the evening in a text entitled "Sitges". The literary tour Rusiñol Maragall ends at the foot of the Monument to Greco on Passeig de la Ribera (Seafront Promenade) with a fragment of the speech pronounced by Rusiñol on Greco.
The route of the "Americanos" (or "Catalans who made it in America") in Sitges is a walk through the main streets of the town. You will see the architecture of "Americanos" from Sitges, that since late eighteenth century until the mid-nineteenth century emigrated to Cuba in search of fortune ("do the Americas" as was called). When they returned to Sitges they invested much of their savings in the construction of buildings and mansions. These "returnees" became a very rich and culturally strong new bourgeoisie that contributed to the renovation of the urban landscape and the social and cultural life.
Old Town Route
It is a journey through the old town to know its origins and understand the present. It is a walk that will take us from the eleventh century, with the remains of the walled castle, to the twentieth century, with all its cultural splendor (from “Modernisme” to today).The route will take us to the seaside neighborhood known as "La Ribera" and to the "Punta", the walls facing the sea, the castle and bastions. The history and evolution going from a fishing village to a tourist town.
‘Les Ànimes’ Route
A tour of the old cemetery of “Sant Sebastià” we will discover the rich heritage of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the result of the desire of "Americanos" to have their final rest in a monumental grave. We must stress the works of sculptors Josep Llimona, Frederic Marés, Manuel Fuxà, Agapit Vallmitjana, Alexander Mariotti, Josep Reynés, Joan Rebull o Pere Jou. The route can be completed at the Lookout of Maricel Museum or “Mirador del Museu Maricel", a huge open window perching over the Mediterranean which exposes an important ensemble of "Modernista" and "Noucentista" works by the likes of Enric Clarasó, Josep Llimona, Josep Clarà, Joan Rebull, Pablo Gargallo or Pere Jou, among others.
A journey from the Maricel Museum to the current Hospital Sant Joan Baptista, will bring us to the history of this institution and Malvasia. In the grounds of the hospital was made before we enter the cellar (temporarily closed for works) where the traditional sweet wine of Malvasia Sitges - Llopis family legacy. Malvasia and explain how prepared you a taste of this sweet wine appreciated.