Visitor Information -- The tourist office is at Plaza Eduard Maristany, 2 (tel. 93-894-42-51; www.sitgestur.cat). Year-round hours are Monday through Friday 10am to 2pm and 4 to 6:30pm, Saturday 10am to 2pm and 4 to 7pm, and Sunday 10am to 2pm.
Special Events -- The Carnaval at Sitges is one of the outstanding events on the Catalan calendar. For more than a century, the town has celebrated the days before the beginning of Lent. Fancy dress, floats, feathered outfits, and sequins all make this an exciting event. The party begins on the Thursday before Lent with the arrival of the king of the Carnestoltes and ends on Ash Wednesday with the "Burial of a Sardine." Activities reach their jubilant best on Sant Bonaventura, where gays and lesbians hold their own celebrations.