SITGES: A QUITE TOWN OUTSIDE BARCELONA

I passed 5 days in Barcelona at th end of June and as I know the city and I was with a frind we decidd to stay in the city 2 days and pass the other ones outside of it, more in the nature and in a quite sea place. We decided to go to Sitges, a beautiful coastal town in Spain towards the south of Barcelona. The small town is full of exotic beaches and leisure promenades, and in summer it becomes a tourists’ paradise.

We stayed in a camping, “Camping Sitges” that is 2km from the center of the town. You can easily find it on the main road that leave the city towards “Vilanova I la Geltru”. The price were very good, it is cheap: e paid for 2 people and the camping tend for 2 nights 36€.

To start you day you can go in a bar in front of the beach or take your breakfast with you and sit down in the sand and enjoy it! The entire passage is flat and easy to walk on. As you stroll down it, you can take in the beautiful view of the beach as well as many other sights available in the city.

If you like to go by bike and not walk, “Bikes Sitges” is a bike rental available. You can rent the bike you want to and then go out on a ride- a good soothing ride through the streets of Sitges or hills near the city. This is recommended to all those who love ‘long’ drives or rides. I found a bike rent also in the camping we stayed, so you could rent also there your bike!

The town is really nice, one of the attractiveness is the Church of Sant Bartomeu & Santa Tecla, which is present near the place of a British invasion of Barcelona. It hosts an ossuary which is as old as the 1400s, making it an excellent spot for history lovers and from there you have a nice view on the beaches.

Among the beautiful beaches there are:

  • The Playa de Sant Sebastia: it has got some good cafes and bars near the sea front which make it ideal for an amazing beach day and end it up with a big mojito in your hands watching the sunset. It is not so crowded beach so you can dive into the water and have lunch quietly. It is quite near the main church too. it offers the best mixture of fun, leisure and affordability.
  • Playa del Hombre Muerto is a secluded beach at the end of the promenade in Sitges. It is a clothing optional beach. The beach is nice and clean and there are cafes to provide you with food and drinks. The only way you can reach the beach is by walking. Another amazing beach present in the city! It is an urban beach situated near the Sausalito beach, wider and less crowded.

Sitges is an cute city full of amazing beaches, with a rich cultural background and an immersive nightlife.

ROUTE TO WALK OUTSIDE THE CITY

As my friend and I love hiking we decided to ask for a nice route to do. Among the ones we saw on a brochure the tourist info gave us, some were not accessible without a car (for what they said… I have to complain because the touristic guides were not so informed on the transportation and the attractiveness outside the city) so finally we had to choose an excursion of 10 km for 3 hours. The itinerary was the following: from San Pedro de Ribes we walk through the castle, nice to visit to the Montgrós, and from there we came back. The type of exit: circulate; Difficulty: easy. The only issue was we started at 1 pm so the sun was very high… but it was our mistake!

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