When the Roman’s first visited Spain over two thousand year’s ago they built a town called Subur. Sitges now stands on that very same spot. We all know how the Roman centurions liked to party and that tradition continues to this very day. Welcome to Sitges, a party-town like no other.
Travelling to Sitges is easy, accommodation plentiful, the climate perfectly Mediterranean, the people relaxed, the beaches long and sandy, the food and drink easy to come by and full of regional variety.
Unspoilt by the tourist boom of the 1960’s, Sitges has retained that “picture-postcard” look, with narrow cobbled streets, beautiful Spanish architecture and unspoilt scenic views.
Sitges boasts over 300 days of Sunshine with temperatures ranging from 26 degrees to 33 degrees during the Summer months. This is Spain as it was meant to be… but even better!
Sitges has a long-standing gay attraction, being renowned as a bohemian hang-out and artist’s colony since the early nineteen hundreds. Painters such as Picasso, Dali and Miro adored the town. It was also a favourite of writers, Tennessee Williams and Douglas Fairbanks. The artistic heritage lingers on in several fine galleries and art museums.
The town also boasts some stunning Cuban-style colonial architecture (built on the wealth of the sugar trade), and many grand neo-classical Catalan mansions with magnificent carved timber doors, hand-painted ceramic tile murals, and intricate wrought iron balconies, door lanterns and window grilles.
The resort’s population soars from 30,000 locals to 250,000 revellers during peak season (Late April to Mid October)) with most of the tourists either gay or curious! Off season, Sitges takes on a more relaxed atmosphere has many festivals and events and is perfect for that second holiday or weekend getaway.
You will find the fabulous seaside town of Sitges 35km south Barcelona.
Famous throughout the world for its sophistication and beauty, its inclusive generosity, and its laid back beachside attitude to life, Sitges has the reputation as the St. Tropez of Spain, and very well deserved. Visitors, come from many different countries, for not only vacation, but also day trippers from Barcelona. Sitges is most popular with Northern Europeans, and it actively more than welcomes its international residents. The Summer stretches over seven months, and even when that eventually draws to a close in early November, the low-season months are peppered with exciting festivals.
Sitges is one of Spain’s most economically active towns and is extremely popular with the European business community as a southern hub.