Where to go shopping while visiting Sitges?
If you wish to take a break from the tanning and sightseeing and would like to get to know a bit more from what the city has to offer to fashion, make sure you know where to go. Shopping in Sitges takes a curious pathway!
Shopping streets in Sitges
Sitges is also home to several major chain stores. United Colors of Benetton, Adolfo Dominguez, Women’s Secret, Le Garçon and Yamamay are some examples. But shopping in Sitges also has its unique places. Small boutiques and local stores full of personality are spread throughout the city to fulfill all wishes and tastes. There are four main streets for shopping in Sitges: Carrer Sant Francesc, Carrer Parellades, Carrer Major and Carrer Jesus. The four streets end together in one point, where the Cap de la Villa is located. Besides clothing and fashion accessories stores, those streets are home to cafes, restaurants and patisseries.
Most of the big chains are located on Carrer Sant Francesc, the shopping street north of the Cap de la Villa. All others are locating on the surroundings. Stores are not only limited to those four streets, but are mostly concentrated on the area. Shops in Spain usually open from 10:00 until 14:00 and then from 17:00 until 20:00. Although local and smaller stores usually follow that schedule, for being a major touristic location, most shops – especially the chain ones – don’t practice siesta and stay open until 21:00, mostly during the high season months.
About the shops and boutiques
Among the colorful streets and stained glass windows, you will find something that catches your attention on every corner while you do your shopping rounds in Sitges. It would take you more than a week to visit all the stores from the smallest and most local, to the internationally recognized ones.
Since Sitges is widely known for its peculiar gay community, a few stores in the city are dedicated to them. Omm Sitges, placed on Carrer Major, is a famous men-clothing line and it has become quite popular for its swimwear. Menswear Sitges – TOP GAY is also quite popular for being gay-friendly. However, there are shops such as Escales – on Carrer Sant Francesc – provide fashion for more sophisticated women. You will also find an abundance of shoe shops.
Can’t find something in specific? Try shopping in Barcelona
For its dimension and urban structure, Sitges still doesn’t offer a big variety of shops. In case one is looking for more specific shopping, Barcelona is only 30 minutes away by train, and is considered to be one of the biggest shopping cities in Europe. The Catalan Capital is home to several luxury boutiques such as Hermes, Versace, Valentino, Gucci, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Prada. Besides the luxury boutiques, Zara is present on every corner of Barcelona. The Spanish-owned Inditex brand has accessible yet highly fashionable pieces. Also, Corte Ingles, the Spanish department store, is located on the famous shopping street. One of Barcelona’s train stations is located exactly under the main shopping street, Passeig de Gracia, with incoming trains from Sitges every 30 minutes.
Credit cards are widely accepted. ATMs are plentiful; but remember that many charge a transaction fee as is commonly known; this fee is informed in advance. We have seen people charge everything from pennies to EUR 7.00 to withdraw EUR 100; so be sure to check that they are not overcharging you! Spain uses the chip & pin system. If your card does not support it, you will need to have identification with you when you use your card.
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