The old part of Sitges used to be a fortified medieval enclosure. The castle is now the seat of the town government. The local parish church, called La Punta (the Point) and built next to the sea on top of a promontory, presides over an extensive maritime esplanade, where people parade in the early evening. Behind the church are the Museu Cau Ferrat and the Museu Maricel.

Most people are here to hit the beach. The beaches have showers, bathing cabins, and stalls; kiosks rent motorboats and watersports equipment. Beaches on the eastern end and those inside the town center are the most peaceful -- for example, Aiguadoiç and Els Balomins. Playa San Sebastián, Fragata Beach, and the "Beach of the Boats" (below the church and next to the yacht club) are the area's family beaches. A young, happening crowd heads for the Playa de la Ribera to the west.

All along the coast, women can and certainly do go topless. Farther west are the most solitary beaches, where the scene grows racier, especially along the Playas del Muerto, where two tiny nude beaches lie between Sitges and Vilanova i la Geltrú. A shuttle bus runs between the cathedral and Golf Terramar. From Golf Terramar, go along the road to the club L'Atlántida, and then walk along the railway. The first beach draws nudists of every sexual persuasion, and the second is almost solely gay. Be advised that lots of action takes place in the woods in back of these beaches.

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