16th July 2024
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Sitges Museums offer 37 cultural events for this year’s ‘Sitgestiu’ Summer Festival

The Sitges Museums’ summer festival, known as ‘Sitgestiu’, which last year celebrated its 25th anniversary, has become a point of reference for the town’s cultural activity during the months of July and August.

This year’s full programme, officially presented by the Museums of Sitges on 13 June – coinciding with the date of Santiago Rusiñol’s death in 1931 – offers a total of 37 very diverse cultural activities for all tastes, and with many events also in English.

This 26th edition includes four first-rate experiences: first, there is the exclusive nocturnal guided tour on 20 July and 3 August, run by Agisitges. These are itineraries following the story of the 19th and early 20th centuries through the various Modernist buildings in the town, ending with a tasting of artisanal ice cream by Mama Geladería at the Cau Ferrat Museum.

The second novelty is the addition of a magic show on 16 August at Racó de la Calma by the ‘King of Magic’, Pere Rafart, winner of a National First Prize and twice runner-up of the FISM Worlds Championships of Magic.

As for the third option, it is the ‘aroma walk’ paired with wines and cava, at Palau Maricel on 26 July and 9 August. There will be a tour led by Irene Gisbert, anthropologist and perfumer, and Mercè Sumarroca from Cellers Sumarroca, who will guide the groups through a sensory experience of perfumed smells and flavours of wines, at the different spaces of the emblematic building.

Another top activity is the modernist a cappella concert by Vocal Ensemble Cambra 16, with a tasting of malvasia wine from the Sant Joan Baptista Hospital in Sitges. This activity will take place in Racó de la Calma on 31 August and aspires to be the most dazzling activity, because it wants to celebrate ‘the splendour of the modernist festivals promoted by Santiago Rusiñol during 1892 and 1899’.

That was a time when art and culture flourished in the town and to make it even more local, they will also be combining it with music, which has influences from Romanticism and Naturalism, together with Malvasia de Sitges – ‘an indigenous variety that has become an emblem and identity of the municipality’, say the organisers.

These new events are incorporated into all the other activities of the festival, such as the popular classical concerts, opera and full moon sunset guided tours.

Sitges in English is proud to support the Museums of Sitges and we will be publishing further specific articles about the events offered in English over the next few weeks.

You can click here to download a PDF of the full programme, or click here for the full programme in English on the website of the Sitges Museums, where you will also find a link in English to buy tickets for each event.

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