Sitges is a town of Barcelona, wedged between the Coast of Garraff, on the Mediterannian Sea, and the mountains of the Garraff, in the northeast corner of Spain. Phoenicians and Carthaginians originally settled in the area over 2,500 years ago.

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The history of Barcelona is long and wrought with invasions and conquests, decimation and increase, beginning with the Romans in the first century B.C. In turn, Roman occupation was ended when the Goths invaded in 415 A.D. Not to be outdone, the Moors conquered the region three hundred years later, in the beginning of the 8th century. Another conquest was had by the Franks, led by Louis the Pious 100 years after that. Barcelona became the front lines of a constant battle between Christians and Arabs. The origins of what eventually became the nation of Catalonia are traced back to Wilfred the Hairy, who established hereditary succession. By 988 A.D., Barcelona had became a dominant force in the region. 

By the thirteenth century, the city had become quite prosperous, and continued to grow despite decimation by the Bubonic plague, which took a heavy toll on its citizens. Building, conquest of foreign ports, and a series of wars continued for many years, but finally suffered  economic and political crisis by the end of the 14th century.

War with Spain, then war with France led to political and social downfall. By the late 1700s, the beleagured nation began to trade with America, and prosperity was once again on the rise. The production of cotton, wine, cork, and iron contributed to its own industrial revolution.

Up till the present, though, Barcelona has struggled through infighting between anarchists, gangsters, political gunmen, and police terrorists, leaving the region in an almost constant state of flux. For a thorough history of Barcelona, visit