Sitges is Barcelona’s coastal address. It’s a southeastern Spanish destination boasting many things to do including two miles filled with seventeen beautiful Spain beaches, a scenic landscape, and plenty of Spanish culture. A large number of special events and holidays, and a boatload of festivals catch the eye of many travelers on Sitges vacations. The numerous seafront apartments, flanking the main beaches in Sitges, are also the district’s claim to fame, and ideal for seeking out some good fun under sunny Spanish skies.
Though many of the coastal regions in Spain have been overtaken by tourism, Sitges remains distinctly oriented around Spanish culture and history, and the endowment of an active artist community bearing the fruits of this artist-inaugurated town. In the early part of the nineteenth century, a bevy of Spanish artists distinguished the seaside town by settling in and culminating a strong creative community. The coastal community flourished, erecting architectural landmarks that are now the most popular attractions. The Marical Palace, the local basilica, and numerous American homes—an emblem of their American owners, who later emigrated to Cuba in the later part of the century—are popular stops.
Seafront apartments became part of Sitges infrastructure in the twentieth century, furnishing the small town with many vacation rentals accommodating the growing number of tourists discovering the once-hidden gem. Today there are scores of seafront rentals available to choose from in a large variety of sizes, from bachelor suites to multiple bedroom properties overlooking the sea. There are also plenty of beachside villas to rent. Spain hotels and apartments in Sitges range from simple lodging to luxury hotels and feature a host of amenities, from onsite dining, swimming pools, private gardens, and a multitude of services to accommodate tourists on Sitges vacations.
The beaches of Sitges are known as gay-friendly and nudist destinations (Platja de la Rodona is the main gay beach). Topless sunbathers frequent many of the beaches, but the atmosphere is more modest than flaunting for the most part. The gay scene thrives while the area is still friendly to just about everyone, but visitors should note that nightlife in Sitges does revolve mainly around the gay scene. Most of the seventeen beaches are very family-friendly, such as Costa Dorada and Platja de la Fragata. Most beaches also offer plenty of beachside services including food vendors, seafront cafes, gift stores for shopping, and many pedestrian-friendly streets. Platja de la Barra is one of the quieter beaches located in a seaside cove that attracts all walks of life. Platja de Terramar is another of the beaches ideal for those seeking some solace during Sitges vacations.
There are tons of attractions in Sitges Barcelona aside from the beaches. The Picasso Museum, Catalan arts and crafts vendors, and many historic buildings spanning from the fourteenth through to the eighteenth centuries. The Cementeri San Sebastia is filled with old and interesting tombstones and sculptures definitely worth a look. Hit the center of town for dining choices, but be sure to explore the side streets for many more, and often less expensive options. With Barcelona only twenty minutes away, Sitges makes an destination for day trips from the city. Seafront apartments in Sitges are a better choice for exploring the area for a few days and even venturing off to the nearby golf courses and seaside towns.