Garraf (Sitges)

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Garraf beach
Celler Güell house view. Garraf

Garraf (Catalan pronunciation: [ɡəˈraf]) is a small seaside village located between Sitges and Castelldefels, in the Garraf comarca, Catalonia, Spain, surrounded by the area of the Garraf Natural Park.

Description[edit]

Administratively Garraf belongs to the Sitges municipality. It was formerly a small fishing settlement, but has grown to become a holiday resort and its beach is full in the summertime. It also has a small RENFE railway station.

Garraf has a sports marina (Port del Garraf) which was originally built in 1902 as a harbor for freighters loading stone from the nearby limestone quarries.

Garraf has a small whitewashed church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. There is a house known as Celler Güell (Guell Winery) that was built by Antoni Gaudí. Presently it houses the premises of a restaurant.

Garraf village is quite picturesque, being located at the foot of the Garraf Massif, but the quarries nearby can mean a lot of dust is blown about on windy days in the fall and in the winter.

Beach[edit]

The beach of Garraf is fairly quiet compared to other beaches close to Barcelona. It is popular among local families. Though there are no beach bars (chiringuitos) you will find some nice restaurants overlooking the bay.

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Coordinates: 41°15′10″N 1°54′6″E / 41.25278°N 1.90167°E / 41.25278; 1.90167