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Sitges Guide: Location, accommodation, beaches and events

Sitges near Barcelona

Sitges is one of the most interesting places to visit around Barcelona, if you are looking to get away from Barcelona for a short day trip. Sitges is located on the Garraf coast, 35 km south from Barcelona and only 30 minutes away by train. Sitges used to be a quiet fishing village, but now it is a very popular tourist destination, especially during summer. In Sitges you can find jet setters, families and it is very popular with gay people, catering for the gay crowds with specialist shops, hotels, restaurants and nightclubs.

Sitges – tourist attractions

The village of Sitges near Barcelona, in Spain, itself is very quaint, with narrow cobbled streets and historical buildings in medieval and modernist styles. The main landmark is the Iglesia de St. Bartolomeu i Santa Tecla, on top of a small hill on the coast, which divides the main beach in the south, from the smaller and quieter St. Sebastià beach in Sitges beaches in Spainthe north. Sitges has three main museums:

Sitges beaches

Sitges boasts 17 sandy beaches, including two naturist beaches, one of them for gay only.

Sitges events

Sitges hosts many event throughout the year, the most famous are:

Sitges nightlife

Sitges nightlife, especially in summer, hosts a big night crowd and has a lot of clubs open all night. The main area for nightclubs revolves around the streets of Carrer M. Montroig, Carrer 1er de Maig and PlaVa de la Industria. Sitges nightlife can be excellent and especially if you are gay.

Sitges food and places to stay

Sitges has a lot of restaurants available in the centre and the quality of food is generally good. Also, there are a lot of hotels, hostales (cheaper hotels) and one camping.

Getting to Sitges from Barcelona

There are several trains every day, connecting Barcelona with Sitges and the trip only takes about 30 minutes. You need to take the Renfe in Barcelona Sants Estació (check www.renfe.es/cercanias/ for information on timetables).


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