Sitges is a Mediterranean coastal town, located in the Garraf area in the province of Barcelona, in Catalonia, Spain. Sheltered by the Garraf mountains and due to its geographical position in the Mediterranean, Sitges has a warm “micro-climate” that makes it possible to enjoy outdoor activities almost every day of the year.
Moreover, throughout the year numerous events take place in this beautiful town: the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, Carnival, the Festa Major, Theatre Festivals, The Barcelona-Sitges Vintage Car Rally, Harvest Festival, concerts … the list goes on, however one can also enjoy simply taking a stroll along the sea-front boulevard, a bike ride through the Garraf Natural Park or soak up the atmosphere of the Sitges nights on the renowned “Dos de Mayo” street.
Four kilometres of beach with a delightful sea-front promenade featuring turn of the 20th century colonial “Indiano” mansions on one side and the sea on the other, makes it always a good excuse for a trip to Sitges.
Facundo Bacardí (1815-1886) Born in Sitges, he was the son of a wine merchant from Tarragona that in 1830 went with his family to Cuba.
In 1852 he began experimenting with the process of distillation of rum and finally came up with a new formula on the market so far (softer) and after acquiring an old distillery in Santiago de Cuba, on February 4th, 1862, he founded the company Bacardi, known and recognized worldwide.