Sitges is the kind of town you fall in love with, from the moment you step out from your hire car or taxi and are greeted by crystal clear waters, white beaches and charming buildings. As a result, over a quarter of the population in Sitges are British expatriates, favouring the relaxed Spanish culture.
Following the coastline, Sitges is about 35 kilometres south of Barcelona, which is the most convenient airport. It takes just 40 minutes to travel to Sitges by car and slightly longer by bus. There is an excellent and frequent train service from Barcelona, offering the cheapest option for travelling to Sitges. The straightforward journey and fairly short transfer time, means that anyone looking for a long weekend beach break from the UK, could fly out in the morning and be soaking up the sunshine by early afternoon.
Sitges has a picture-perfect Mediterranean coastline, enticing beach worshipers throughout its long summer season. This dynamic town caters superbly for all travellers, from young to old, families to friends, and gay to straight. The town has everything for a great holiday, whether you’re looking for a relaxing, tranquil getaway, sophisticated culture and art, or lively entertainment and nightlife.
Sitges has an impressive 17 beaches to choose from, and those travelling with children, may want to do their research first, as you may feel more comfortable visiting a family-friendly beach such as San Sebastian, rather than stumbling onto one of the nudist beaches in Sitges. The beaches closest to the city centre are the most populated, however those looking for a bit of seclusion can venture off to one of the further beaches, such as Platja de les Anquines – west of the town centre, set in a lovely cove.
For those travelling in late August, Festa Major de Sitges is a fantastic week-long event, in celebration of the town’s patron saint – Sant Bartomeu. This animated festival has a procession of costumes, fire runs, and locals sitting on each other’s shoulders to form human towers. There is plenty of music and a spectacular firework display, which looks truly magical over the beaches.
The Church of Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla is Sitges most iconic landmark, sitting prominently over the town and coastline. This 17th century baroque church looks magnificent silhouetted against the night sky at sunset.
The nightlife in Sitges is electric, and certain streets could be likened to a night out in somewhere like Ibiza, rather than a small historic Spanish town. There is a wide selection of international restaurants offering alfresco dining, including tapas of course, and being a coastal fishing town, there is a mouth-watering array of seafood restaurants.
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