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Barcelona Plaza Jaime I to Sitges Classic 1920s Car Rally

Since 1959, yearly, a classic car rally runs from Barcelona, plaza Sant Jaime to Passeig de la Ribera, Sitges, following the winding C31 coastal road.

Event Start: Mar 11, 2023 09:00h

Event End: Mar 20, 2023 19:00h

Updated: Aug 23, 2022

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About Barcelona Sitges Classic Car rally

The first edition of the Rally was held on 8 February 1959 and contained twenty cars with the number of participating cars increasing substantially since then. At the time of the first event the route took the only road to Sitges which is now what is known as the C31 which from Castelldefels follows in parts a cliff top road with curves that snake along the coast before arriving at the Aguadolc area of Sitges to head into the centre of town.

The cars are from the 1920s and 1930s period with all drivers and passengers dressed in period costumes from the time of manufacture of their vehicles. Originally the event was conceived as a sporting event with all vehicles having to maintain a timed speed on the uphill and downhill sections of the coastal road. Nowadays it is just for fun.

At the end of the rally the vehicles park up in Passeig de la Ribera in Sitges in front of the Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla church for the spectators to admire the vehicles and costumed drivers and passengers.

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Visiting Barcelona Sitges Classic Car rally

The next classic Car rally will take place on the 19th and 20th of March 2022 after a two year hiatus due to the pandemic.

Cars produced up to 1928 and motorbikes up to 1938 will once again travel the main streets linking Barcelona and Sitges.

The starting point is in Plaza Sant Jaime in Barcelona with the rally finishing in Sitges Passeig de la Ribera.

Until the 19th of March there is a small exhibition of four classic cars in L'Illa Shopping Centre.

Saturday 19th March 2022

The vehicles will start parked infront if L'Illa Shopping Centre where they will be judged by the RACC for conservation status and quality of restauration. They will be on display till 17h aproximately.

There will be live jazz music and swing dancing in the morning.

In parallel in Sitges there will be a display of about 20 classic Porsches from 09:30 infront of the Hotel ME Terramar de Sitges with the vehicles being displayed infront of the Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla church from 14h. - The Porsches event is now CANCELLED

Sunday 20th March 2022

The classic Car rally takes place. The cars will start to arrive in Barcelona Plaza Sant Jaime from 08:30h with the cars leaving Plaza Sant Jaime at 10:30h.

From Barcelona the route is: Pl. Sant Jaume, Ferran, Rambles, Pl. Catalunya, Ronda Universitat, Ronda Sant Antoni, Sepulveda, Parallel, Pl. Espanya, Gran Via, Badal, Constitucio, towards L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Santa Eulalia, Enric Prat de la Riba, Barcelona, Cornella de Llobregat, Carretera de L'Hospitalet, Av. de la Fama, Tirso de Molina, Av. Baix Llobregat, linking with the C-245, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Viladecans, Gava, Castelldefels, linking with the C-246, Costas del Garraf y arriving at Port de Sitges-Aiguadolc a las 12:30 approximately.

At 13:30h the classic cars will leqve Port de Sitges-Aiguadolc following the route in Sitges: Av. Port d'Aiguadolc, Emerencia Roig i Raventos, Av. Balmins, Port Alegre, Rafael Llopart, Jesus, Cap de la Vila, Parellades, Marques de Montroig, Plaza Industria, 1 de Maig, Pg de la Ribera, Bassa Rodona, Sant Antoni, Av. Sofia i Passeig de la Ribera until arriving at La Fragata (in front of the Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla church) at about 14:30h approximately.

At 12:00h in La Fragata (in front of the Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla church) there will be live Swing music by the Apocadixie Cotton Pickers group until the arrival of the procession of classic cars.

The classic cars will be on display in front of the church till 17:30h approximately.

Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult € 9.20 FREE Child € 9.20 FREE Notes Classic car rally is free to watch, return train ticket costs 9.20 Euros

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Getting to Barcelona Sitges Classic Car rally


Address: Passeig de la Ribera S/N, Sitges. 08870

Plaza Sant Jaime is on the yellow line of the Metro in the gothic quarter of Barcelona.

Use the R2 Rodalies train service which passes via Passeig de Gracia and Sants Renfe to get to Sitges.

Documents for Barcelona Sitges Classic Car rally

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Train Map Barcelona to Sitges Classic Car rally

Train Map Barcelona to Sitges Classic Car rally

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Sitges Rodalies Rail Map

Sitges Rodalies Rail Map


Sitges Tourist Map

Sitges Tourist Map

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