C/ Fonollar, s/n

Phone: 0034 938 940 364
Fax: 0034 938 948 529

Museu Maricel

Opened by the king and queen of Spain, the Museu Maricel contains art donated by Dr. Jesús Pérez Rosales. The palace, owned by American Charles Deering when it was built right after World War I, is made up of two parts connected by a small bridge. The museum has a good collection of Gothic and Romantic paintings and sculptures, as well as many fine Catalán ceramics. There are three noteworthy works by Santiago Rebull and an allegorical painting of World War I by José María Sert.

The museum is one of three in Sitges which is managed by the Consortium for the Patrimony of Sitges. Both the Cau Ferrat and Museu Maricel make up an impressive modernist architectural group while the nearby Palau Maricel has been given the well-deserved name of Haven of Calm.

At present the Maricel is also used for congresses, conferences and concerts.

Permanent Collection

The museum brings together three collections: the Emerenciá Roig i Raventóa marine collection, a modern art collection (including works by Rusiñol, Mas i Fondevila, Felip Masó and Joaquim Sunyer, among others) and the collection of Dr. Pérez-Rosales which includes a selection of Roman and Gothic painting, pieces from the Renaissance and sculptures from the Catalan new wave.

The collection includes works from wide-ranging artistic styles and periods: Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance, as well as an excellent exhibit of modern Catalan sculpture with marble ones by Joan Rebull (Dawn, Repose and Gypsy) and by Josep Llimona (Despair), plus paintings on canvas by Josep M. Sert.

The maritime collection belonging to Emerencià Roig, an expert in Catalan fishing and seamen and historian from Sitges, showcases pieces he gathered throughout his life such as an important collection of nautical instruments, fishing arts, boat models and drawing he made while compiling information for his studies. In 1935, the year of his death, the collection was loaned to the Sitges Town Council.

The collection is completed by furniture, glass, porcelain and other objects ranging in date from the Middle Ages to modern times.

Highlights of the collection include the gallery of murals by Sert and a room containing sculptures by Llimona which also has an impressive view of the sea.


General entrance fee: 3.50 euros
Combined entrance to Sitges’ three museums: 5.40 euros (valid for 1 month)

Opening hours

Tuesdays to Saturdays 09:30 to 14:00 and 15:30 to 18:30
Sundays 10:00 to 15:00

SUMMER (13th June to 30th September)
Tuesdays to Saturdays 09:30 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 19:00
Sundays 10:00 to 15:00

Getting there

C/ Fonollar, s/n
08870 Sitges

Tel: (+34) 938 940 364
Fax: (+34) 938 948 529

RENFE: Line C2, Granollers – Vilanova
BUS ROUTES: Mon-bus (Ronda Universitat de BCN station)
BY ROAD: Highway A-16. Ctra. Comarcal 246.


Please contact the museum for information on guided visits.

Museum internal and external photos (3)

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