Many sides of Spain
Whenever one thinks of Spain, images of the sun and the see are often conjured up. But for those who adore this magnificent country know that Spain has plenty more to offer: a glorious and rich history, immense cultural treasures, a wild natural landscape, simple and traditional culinary habits and friendly and honest people. Although this combination is not to be found everywhere in Spain, it applies most definitely to Sitges, a fashionable seaside resort town 40 kilometers to the south of the international and cultural city of Barcelona.
Sitges: Elegant and swinging
At the beginning of the last century, Sitges started attracting the well-to-do from Barcelona who were enthralled by the city’s chique atmosphere. The rich architecture, the broad and charming sea boulevard and the elegant hotels all have contributed to Sitges’ reputation as a favorite holiday destination spot. And this reputation holds true not only for those from Barcelona but has spread throughout the world. Besides its seaside attractions, Sitges offers a lively and thriving gay scene.
Sitges has an extensive and varied nightlife. As a seaside resort, Sitges is filled with 17 beaches and is suitable for vacations throughout the whole year.
Current weather at Meteostation Sitges:
A motorway and trains are connecting Sitges and Barcelona. From the railwaystation Sants in Barcelona or from the airport you’re arrive within an half an hour in Sitges.
The old road to Barcelona very nice, driving through tunnels and behind the cliffs with beautyfull panorama’s. That applies also to Barcelona, the capital city of Catalonia. In Barcelona you can leisurely stroll along the ramblas. The city has many important museums, interesting architecture, a varied assortment of restaurants and cafes from which to choose and has many surprises in store for the adventurous. In short, Barcelona is a classy and modern city. And whoever has had enough of the bustling city life can always escape to the Penedes.
Playa Del Muerto.
There are two nude beaches between Sitges and Vilanova. In order to get there you will have to make a small hike. You can park at the Atlantida discothèque. Follow the path up to the
hill and the path next to the railroad track. The first beach is mixed and the second beach is exclusively gay. At both beaches, there is a café with a terrace and the possibility to order food. On the other side of the railroad tracks there is a gorgeous cypress forest. Possibilities are limitless for enjoying the nature and the nature. 😉
Sitges – Museum Cau Ferrat.
A valuable collection of modern paintings, glass and metal art.
San Pere de Ribes.
The lovely little town that is not far from Sitges. The ‘Castle’ and the Casino are worth visiting.
Between Sitges and Barcelona there is a magnificent route along the coast and is a definite must to view. Traveling along this way you will see one of the most beautiful panoramas. Castelldefels also has a real Cyber café,
The countryside around Sitges is famous for its quality wines. In Vilafranca there is a wine museum and Sant Sadurní d’Anoia is the place from where the world famous sparkling wine ‘Codorniu’ comes.
The cellars of this wine house are open to the public.
Barcelona, is a bustling metropolis, and an international and cultural city. You really cannot really come here just for one day.
One of the most famous cultural leaders is Antoni Gaudi, born in 1852. Gaudi left behind a trail of monuments, the most famous being the Sagrada Familia, a gigantic cathedral that still has not been completely built.
Also his magical Parc Guell, Parc de la Ciutadella, La Pedrera, Casa Battlò, Casa Calvet en Casa Vicens are also very important works of his.
The most famous streets are undoubtedly the Ramblas. Either strolling along the boulevards or sitting down at a terrace, you can enjoy and be a part of the vivacity of the area. The most important stores are situated on the Ramblas.
Barcelona has all sorts of museums: