Seventeen beaches, historical sights and buzzing nightlife, you can all find it in one of the most gay-friendly places of Europe, Sitges, about 35 kilometers from Barcelona
. With its annual, cultural festivals such as Carnival (between February and March), Sitges International Film Festival (11 – 20 October 2013) and local festivities - Sitges is well worth a visit.
Sitges offers several itineraries which will take you along all its different sights. If you are interested in art, you should take the `Sitges in time of Modernism´ route. This route takes you through the village streets where you can see Santiago Rusiñol´s work, who revolutionized Sitges at the end of the nineteenth century. The Old Town routes guides you through Sitges´ old city. You will find fisherman houses, the old wall and museums. Please notice the ceramic street signs, you can find these hand painted and with flowers decorated signs all over the city.
Sitges promenade is a nice boulevard to stroll down. With all different bars, restaurants and, of course, the ocean view - it is a must go! If you stay near the city center, the beach can be a bit crowded but outside the town you can still find secluded beaches. There are beaches for everyone in sitges:
- For families: Platja de la Fragata
- Quiet and peaceful: Platja de les Anquines
- Gay beach: Platja de la Rodona
- Nudist beach: Platja dels Balmains
Last, but not least, is Sitges gastronomy and nightlife. Xato is Sitges´ most popular dish made from endive salad, tuna, cod, black olives and anchovies. The sauce is the essence of this meal, it contains hot peppers, scalded chillies and toasted almonds. Sitges night life offers, just as the whole city something for everyone. From quiet bars, gay bars to exciting clubs.