Church of St. Bartomeu & St. Tecla

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Editor's review

The Church of St. Barthlomew and St. Tecla (or 'Església de Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla' in Catalan) is Sitges' most instantly recognisable landmark, thanks in part to its dramatic location perched on the Baluard headland, overlooking the Mediterranean sea. Visible all along the Passeig Maritim, its lofty presence mean that locals refer to it simply as 'La Punta' or 'The Point'. Although a church has existed since medieval times on the same site, the present building was constructed relatively recently in the 17th Century, but retains two Gothic tombs from its previous incarnation, and also boasts an impressive organ and Renaissance-era altarpiece. As Catholicism has dwindled somewhat post-Franco, the parish church has lost some of its civic significance but it is still the site of virtually every wedding in town, and it's certainly a romantic setting to tie the knot - or simply wander around wistfully.

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Jimmy McIsaac
United Kingdom

Looking for Sunday Mass times

Reply May 13th, 2017
Janet
United States

A wonderful spot. No wonder so many international couples choose to get married here! If only my husband had been so thoughtful!

Reply Jan 24th, 2012
Hans
Austria

Simply wonderful. Can't imagine Sitges without it!

Reply Apr 29th, 2011
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