Flowers carpets

Flowers carpets

During the Corpus Christi festivity, late spring, Sitges is dressed up as ever with colorful flower carpets that fill the streets with the color and smell of the town. A unique tradition, dating back to 1887, where year after year residents of the village participate, often helped by astonished tourists who did not expect to meet this event.

Many neighbors spend many hours in the evening preparing the impressive carpets made from flower petals, mostly carnations (usually about 350,000 flowers), grass and rice husks that, during the day of Corpus, marvel at The thousands of people who come to Sitges to see these works of art. Works of art that are ephemeral since, on the afternoon of the same Sunday in Corpus Christi, the procession of the Blessed Sacrament, in which the traditional Giants of the Villa also participate, passes over them, putting an end to the exhibition.

In addition to the sample of carpet of flowers of Sitges, during the same week of the Corpus takes place in Sitges the National Exhibition of Claveles, that can be seen in the gardens of l'Hort de Can Falç. Also, these days the Floral Decoration Contest of Facades and Balconies is celebrated, which rewards the balconies of the town that throughout the year have been better decorated, and the Sample of Bonsai.

All this has meant that the Feast of Corpus Christi in Sitges has been considered for some years as a Festival of National Tourist Interest.

If you want to come and enjoy this holiday, do not hesitate to book a room in one of our rooms at Hotel Playa Golf Sitges before the end of plazas.