Twenty-five kilometres of coastline with two-dozen beaches of fine sand; that’s El Garraf: a paradise of sun, sea and mild temperatures all year round in which to enjoy the outdoor life and water sports in its four marinas. For culture, Sitges and Vilanova i la Geltrú are the venues for international film and music festivals. If you’re look for fiestas, there’s Carnival in the winter and local festivals in the summer; while the gastronomy of the region has classic fish dishes and innovations in creative cuisine that are a tourist attraction on their own right. Its nineteenth-century art is incomparable, particularly the examples of Romanticism and Catalan Art Nouveau, which anyone can discover on the guided trails to Sant Pere de Ribes, Sitges and Vilanova i la Geltrú.
The Port of Vilanova is one of the largest in Catalonia in terms of catches and the quality and diversity of its fish and seafood. A visit to the market, watching the fishermen unload the fish, is a unique experience.
In the capital of El Garraf, new technologies will help you to discover its interesting industrial past. With an MP4 on loan or by using your mobile phone, you can follow the route in a personalised manner and visit its museums.
Cubelles, on the coast to the south of Barcelona, keeps alive the memory of Charlie Rivel, the internationally famous Catalan clown born there, with a route that takes in the house where he was born and a permanent exhibition on his life.
Sitges was the spiritual capital of Catalan Art Nouveau. In addition to the artists and intellectuals who made their mark there in the early twentieth century, numerous people from Sitges, who had made fortunes in the Americas, commissioned mansions that today are interesting examples of Catalan Art Nouveau architecture.