What to do in Barcelona
The communications between Sitges and Barcelona are fast and easy. In less than half an hour it is possible to reach the center of the Catalan capital by following the motorway along the coast. Arriving by train is also fast: trains run continuously leaving anyone who prefers this means of transport in the center of Barcelona (it is advisable to get off at Paseo de Gracia stop, since it is perfectly located to start any visit to the city). Whether you are staying in our holiday apartments or staying at the hotel facing the sea, our staff at the reception of the Hotel Sunway Playa Golf & Spa will advise you on the best times and any other questions you may have when planning your visit To Barcelona.
The Bus Turístic is a good option to get a general idea of the city and the most attractive places to visit. For a reasonable amount, you can return to the city by offering explanations of the different places in several languages, allowing you to get off and go back up to those places that you wish to visit more peacefully.
Whoever visits Barcelona will be surprised by the city life, the friendliness of its inhabitants, its cosmopolitan character and the beauty of its spaces and buildings. The architecture of Gaudí is especially shocking for those who have not had an opportunity to see their creations before. The world-famous Temple of the Sagrada Familia, the Park Güell, the Casa Batlló and La Pedrera stand out, the latter two located in one of the most majestic streets of the city, Paseo de Gracia. Another significant and traditional street of the city of Las Ramblas, offers a whole show of sounds, colors and life, which make it essential to enjoy a quiet stroll.
The Gothic Quarter of the city, with the Cathedral of Barcelona as a banner, is another must-see. Its streets, which can be reached from Las Ramblas, constitute the true historical core of the city, transporting the passer-by at another time.
The quality and variety of museums in Barcelona is impressive. Especially attractive are the Picasso Museum, the Miró Foundation, the Tàpies Museum and the National Museum of Catalonia, among others. The famous Lyceum, the Music Palace and the Auditorium are authentic cultural symbols of the city and are the best setting for those who want to enjoy the best concerts and operas.
Barcelona is a Mediterranean city that lives both day and night totally open to the sea. The Maremagnum area and the Olympic Port area are two of the city's most exciting nightlife spots. Not far from them, along the pioneering avenue of the Parallel are a multitude of historic theaters and cinemas in Barcelona, although today - as a cosmopolitan city it is - it is possible to find recreational spaces throughout the city.
In terms of sport, Barça is an obligatory reference and an international symbol of Barcelona, although it is not the only soccer team in the city (you can see R.C.D. Espanyol matches at the Montjuïch Olympic Stadium). The Barça Museum is one of the most visited in Spain at all levels. Football is the king sport, but Barcelona has international tennis competitions (Trofeo Conde de Godó), Formula 1 (Grand Prix de Catalunya), a Grand Prix of Motorcycling, athletics, basketball, handball, swimming, sailing, and a long Etc. that attract thousands of fans each year, for which Sitges and the Playa Golf Hotel or the Sunway Sitges apartments are the best choice when deciding where to stay.