Day trip to Sitges!

Detail from Cau Ferrat
Go beyond Barcelona down the coast just a bit to Sitges , where smack dab on the beach you'll find Cau Ferrat, the "iron lair" of painter and eclectic collector Santiago Rusiñol, who took modernist approaches to art and architecture to new levels. Cau Ferrat became a favorite gathering places for artists and composers in the cultural avant-garde of the time.


El Greco's "The Tears of St. Peter"
Rusiñol also brought El Greco to the attention of the modern world, among other fames. Cau Ferrat's many enchanting contents include two El Greco paintings that Rusiñol bought in Paris in the late 1800s. Also represented are many of the leading Catalan artists of his time, including Ramon Casas, plus Pablo Picasso and others.



"Noucentista" sculptures by Joan Rebull, Maricel Museum
Right next door to Cau Ferrat is the Maricel Museum, with some very nice pieces exemplifying styles from the romanesque to realism. The building is also gorgeous. 

Sitges is a really super nice, easy excursion from Bailèn 41:
Looking towards Platja Sant Sebastiá
  • Walk 5 minutes to Arc de Triomf metro/rodalies station.
  • Ride the train to Sitges, about 45-55 minutes. 
  • Walk 5-8 minutes to Sitges city center and Cau Ferrat.
  • After touring, lunch at one of the beach side seafood restaurants. We suggest ordering fideuà. 
  • Check out the nice clothing shops on your way back to the train station. Enjoy!