Garraf (Sitges)

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Garraf
Village
Garraf beach
Garraf beach
Garraf is located in Catalonia
Garraf
Garraf
Location of Garraf within Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°15′10″N 1°54′06″E / 41.25278°N 1.90167°E / 41.25278; 1.90167Coordinates: 41°15′10″N 1°54′06″E / 41.25278°N 1.90167°E / 41.25278; 1.90167
CountrySpain Spain
Autonomous communityCatalonia
ProvinceBarcelona
ComarcaGarraf
Judicial districtVillanueva y Geltrú
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Population
(2014)
 • Total335
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
08871
Dialing code93
Official languagesCatalan
Spanish
WebsiteOfficial website
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.

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