30th September 2022
Sitges News

Hermitage & ‘masia’ of Santa Bàrbara in Sitges closed to stop more vandalism

The access to the hermitage and old masia farmhouse of Santa Bàrbara in Sitges has been closed to prevent further vandalism, which has been taking place in recent months. Both buildings have been owned by the Sitges Town Council since they were ceded by property developers in the La Plana and Santa Bàrbara areas four years ago.

The small hermitage of Santa Bàrbara has been the subject of several acts of vandalism in recent months. Vandals have smashed the windows at the front and the door. They also damaged the interior and sprayed the building with graffiti. Since it was ceded to the town council in December 2018, it has not had any use or activity.

Meanwhile the masia is also in a dilapidated state. It has recently been incorporated into the Sitges Architectural Heritage Catalogue, which means that the council should carry out a total or partial restoration, according to technical criteria, but it has also been the subject of vandalism in recent months.

The accesses have been closed by the service maintenance unit of La Plana and Santa Bàrbara, at the request of the local council, in order to prevent vandalism from occurring again. The new fence now separates the whole of the hermitage and the masia from the street.

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