Enjoy Easter in sunny Sitges this year – Sitges Apartments Blog

With over 300 days of sunshine per year Sitges (just 30 mins from Barcelona) is the perfect place to enjoy a spring/Easter escape. The town always has events running for example this year are: Sitges Tapa Tapa event (03-13/04), Catalunya – America festival (11-25/04), the jazz ‘antic’ festival (24-27/04),

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The Tapa tapa event is basically for 2.50eur you get a small beer and tapa from 33 bars/restaurants around Sitges, which makes it like a ‘tapa tour’ – great for foodies! For more info check out our full blog post here.

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The American – Catalonian week is holding it’s second edition to celebrate the historic connection between the two cultures with the arts and gastronomy. For full info check out our breakdown of the event here.

One of our favourite Sitges events is the Jazz Antic Festival – Live music throughout Sitges with gorgeous sounds of New Orleans, Swing, & Manouche … come on, who doesn’t like a bit of Jazz? Full event info

Don’t forget that Barcelona is also a great place to visit from its famous Sagrada Familia to the sights and smells of the Boqueria market.

The best thing is, all of our accommodation is offering low season rates to sweeten that bill just that bit more.

Sitges Scrapbooking fair 2014 / Fira de Scrapbooking Sitges 2014

This weekend marks the second annual edition of the Sitges scrapbooking fair. The event will be held along the Sitges sea front, and has been put together to connect scrapbooking enthusiasts and professionals to share ideas and of course business! Over the 3 day event 28-30/04 scrap+ Sitges will bring locals and those from abroad for one unique experience along the mediterranean.

For more info check out the SCRAP+ blog here

Este fin de semana en Sitges marca el segundo edicion de feria de scrapbooking. El evento sera en el paseo de la Ribera y es organizado para conectar aficionados y profesionales para compartir ideas y por supuesto negocio. La feria duran 3 dias 28-30/03 vais a conocer amantes al scrapping y gente de la comarca para tener un experiencia unica enfrente el mediterraneo.

 

Para mas informacion haga click en la pagina web offical de SCRAP+ aqui

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Boda Event Sitges / Sitges Wedding Fair

This year brings Sitges 8th annual wedding fair running from the 14th-16th. With over 40 vendors from wedding dresses to baking, you will find everything under one roof. The fair is held along Sitges lovely promenade (Passeig de la Ribera), and with the weather looking to be good this week, should have a decent turnout.

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Sitges being itself is a great location to have a wedding thus, the shoe naturally fits to have an event that brings a lot of local bakeries, location planners, to cater to the ever growing wedding market here in Sitges. Entrance to the event is 3euros at the door, or free if you register online (the website is in Catalan only unfortunately)

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Each year we have many families who wish to rent a villa or multiple apartments in Sitges to host their wedding which is spectaluar in Spring & Fall with Sitges unforgetable sunsets and climate.

Esta semana empieza la fira de boda y eventos aqui en Sitges. Es el octavo ano del evento y con mas de 40 expositors debe ser muy bueno este ano. Desde vestidos a talleres de tartas la fira tiene algo para todos. La fira esta en el paseo maritimo y con buen tiempo para este fin de semana habra mucha gente. El precio de entrada al publico es 3 euros pero a través de nuestra web y descargarar la invitación en el móvil o imprimirla y es gratis!

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Cada ano tenemos alguna familia que quieren alquiler una villa o varios apartamentos para celebrar su boda aqui en Sitges con sus primaveras/otonos de 10 y buen clima.

Jazz night at Greys Sitges

If you’re in town this Friday the 21st Greys Sitges at 2000h (Calle Paseo de la Ribera 2 – below the Sitges Church) will be putting on their first live Jazz night with great cocktails from their star Bartender Adriano, along with a dinner menu that goes nicely along with the band: Los tres Juanetes del Apocadixie(Joan: clarinet; Johnny: Guitar;  Joan: Double bass)

Si estas en Sitges este Viernes, Greys Sitges a las 2000h (Calle Paseo de la Ribera 2 – Abajo la Inglesia de Sitges ) van hacer su primero noche de Jazz en directo con buenos cocteles de su estrella camerero Adriano y tambien un menu de noche que acompane bien el grupo: Los tres Juanetes del Apocadixie(Joan: clarinet; Johnny: Guitar;  Joan: Double bass)

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Los tres Juanetes del Apocadixie

 

Ticket + Menu: 20eur

Ticket + Cocktails: 10eur

The band is well-known in Catalunya and has a huge following in the Jazz world.

El grupo esta bien conocido en Cataluyna y tienen muchos seguidores en el mundo de Jazz.

Greys Sitges has said that their Jazz Nights will be held monthly, along with Sunday afternoons to enjoy their tasty weekend menu.

Grey Sitges ha dicho que sus noches de Jazz seran cada mes y tambien cada domingo para disfrutar su menu de fin de semana.

For more info check out their event guide on their Facebook page

Para mas info mira su muro de Facebook (enlace arriba)

For ticket info/Reservations please contact: +34 931 42 73 69/+34 670 307 510

 

 

This weekend marks the end of Malvasia week in Sitges

El Malvasia is a naturally sweet wine that is native to Sitges and the local area. Over the past week local restaurants/bar in Sitges are promoting the local goods.

Normally the wine is still but can also be made to be either dry, or fizzy, and is normal consumed for celebrations or xatonades (Xato is a local style of salad).

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If you notice around Sitges this week you will see a brand from a pine street in the window or doors of establishments which for hundreds of years meant that this years wine is now available. The local wine is made in the Hospital San Joan Baptista (in Poble Sec), and with the support of Sitges Mayor (Miquel Forns), the president of Gremi Hosteleria (Joan Anton Matas), and Josep Pascual (Director of the Sant Joan Baptista Foundation) have made a great local Sitges event.

For a list of the restaurants participating check out the Sitges Actui website

Malvasia

I’ve found a small explanation about Malvasia because it’s always better to have a little knowledge of the things one enjoys (coutresy of slowfoodfoundation.com).

Sitges Malvasia is a true rarity: even if it is included in the 84 internationally recognized varieties of Malvasia, only a few hectares of this production survive.
Legend has it that almogávares (mercenary soldiers from the end of the 13th century who were particularly skilled in guerrilla warfare against the Saracens) brought Malvasia to the Garraf while supporting the Byzantine emperor.
The present survival of this vine can be attributed to the farsightedness of Catalan diplomat Manuel Llopis de Casades (born 1885 in Barcelona, died 1935 in Sofia). Last heir of the Llopis lineage, one of the most ancient in Sitges (dating back to the 16th century), Manuel Llopis de Casades left a will one month before dying which handed over possession and management of all his properties in the Sitges territory to the Hospital de Saint Juan Bautista de Sitges (a religious charitable institution) on the condition that they continue production of Sitges Malvasia from the Llopis vines. This provision has ensured that 2.5 hectares of Sitges Malvasia still exist today, though they are now embedded between more recently erected houses and buildings from the unrestrained development of the town.
The chalky soil, marine breeze and protection offered by the mountains all contribute to a unique microclimate which is ill-suited to most common grapevine pathogens.
Sitges Malvasia has very distinctive deep-cut leaves, long and flexible vine shoots and small, elongated grapes which are allowed to overripe.
The grapes are harvested between the end of September and the beginning of October. The young oenologist Josep Pascual supervises the production. All those who collaborate in this small production do so virtually gratis.
The resulting wine is a strong sweet passito which acquired the Denominación d’Origen Penedès in 1991.

 

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