What’s happening this week?

Sitges…

Finally the Carnival has arrived and the town has a lot of things to do within the next days:

  • Arrival of the Carnestoltes King. Thursday 20th, 19:30 at La Fragata, after the arrival a Parade through the Sitges street

  • Xatonada with Dance: Thursday 20th, 22:30 at Sociedad Recreativa El Retiro. Price:35€
  • Rua D’Antes: Friday 21st, 18:30. Parade where everybody is welcome to show their costumes to the town. After that, concerts in La Fragata stage
  • Carnival Beds Race: Saturday 22nd, 12:00. One of the longest and fun traditions of the Carnival in Sitges

  • Children Parade: Sunday 23rd, 12:00. Tuesday 25th , 15:00.
  • La Disbauxa Parade: Sunday 23rd, 19:30.
  • Rua del Extermini: Tuesday 25th, 21:00

 

Exhibition “Protected Species” – Centre Cultural Miramar

A very interesting and timely initiative by the well known artist Miquel Aparici; The Protected Species. This exhibition has gained significant recognition across Europe and in the States. Aparici’s exhibition is based on recycling and bring a sample of his work to Sitges. This exhibition is open until 1st March.

 

OOA Gallery, Carrer Nou, Sitges

OOA Gallery aims at promoting contemporary African art among the collectors and art lovers of Spain, Europe and beyond. Through solo and group exhibitions in the gallery, participation since 2017 in international fairs, presence on art portals for collectors like artsy.net and collaborations with contemporary art museums, OOA GALLERY gives visibility to the creativity and contemporary artistic diversity in Africa.

 

Vilanova…

Meringue Fight

Hundred of people in a square with buckets plenty of meringues ready for a fight… something to see and moreover to participate in. Thursday 20th February, more info here

Barcelona…

Lego Exhibition – until the 23rd February

Last chance to visit the biggest exhibition of art made out of Lego in all of Europe is taking place in the Arenas Shopping Mall. Great for children and also the adults that are Lego lovers since they were kids.

Universe at Cosmo Caixa

Isaac Newton, 26
Sarrià-Sant Gervasi
Barcelona

This permanent exhibition that was inaugurated at the CosmoCaixa in July 2019 takes you on a trip through the wonders of science, from the Big Bang to the latest frontiers of knowledge. The exhibition is divided into three sections full of interactive experiences, authentic objects, and reproductions that look so real that you’ll think they’re genuine as well. In ‘Cosmos’, you’ll learn about the evolution of the universe and matter thanks to a fog chamber where you’ll see subatomic particles.

A culinary tour of El Born – Audio voice Map Tour!

El Born and Gothic Quarter are two of the neighbourhoods with more restaurants and gastronomy in Barcelona. Indeed a different experience of a guided gastronomic tour (40min – 2 km) aimed at visitors of the city with a penchant for gastronomy placed within a cultural context. You can get more details here: https://foodieinbarcelona.com/a-culinary-tour-of-el-born-audio-voicemap-tour

Always a good plan…

Port Aventura and Ferrari Land

What best to spend a day in one of Europe’s most iconic theme parks. While you discover the six Port Aventura’s worlds, you will therefore enjoy all their attractions, impressive rollercoasters and shows. Ferrari Land, next to Port Aventura, add more speed and leading technology if possible, to make it an unforgettable experience. Perfect places to enjoy a family day or a friend’s getaway. Located just outside Tarragona, only 50 minutes driving from Sitges. Not to be missed!

Montserrat

Let yourself be enchanted by the spirituality and nature of Montserrat. Only getting to the top of the mountain is already special, either if you go up with the funicular or the cable car. The visit is not only worth it because of the spectacular mountain and the Monastery, but for the Escolanía de Montserrat, a children’s chorus who makes this place magical. Besides of the cultural immersion, the surroundings are great for trekking enjoying the views. Compulsory visit to know a piece of the Catalonian history.

Vineyards and Wineries

Have you already tried Penedés wines? Once you are here you should try them, moreover visit their vineyards and wineries to know all about their traditions. Only half an hour from Sitges large options of visits can be organised, including a Mehari tour and of course a wine tasting and a picnic. Highly recommended!

 

Barcelona Visits and Tours

The city has so much to offer that you will regret if you don’t spend at least one full day here. Sagrada Familia, Park Güell and both Gaudí La Pedrera and Casa Batlló are the main monuments you cannot miss. Tickets are often difficult to get, we do recommend you buy them in advance – we can help you with that. Otherwise, a private tour can be organized including a visit to other Barcelona highlights like Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas, Montserrat, La Barceloneta, … We are happy to give you our best recommendations to make a benefit of the visit!

Dining OUT

Eating out in Sitges is always a pleasure and there is a huge number of restaurants to choose from. Check out our restaurant guide here for our Top 5 restaurants across 9 different meal categories from brunch to fine dining.

We hope that helps you to enjoy Sitges and Barcelona area as much as we do. To keep you updated of anything that shows up we recommend you to follow us via Facebook (Utopia Villas) and Instagram (@utopia.villas)

Have a great week!!