Why You Should Absolutely Go and Stay in Sitges, Spain

You know and love Barcelona, but just 30 minutes from Gaudi’s home lies a town with white-washed stone walls, crawling with magenta bougainvillea vines. Countless shopping opportunities, tapas bars and, most importantly, beautiful Mediterranean beaches make this a beautiful place to not just day trip to, but to stay. Check out our list of the best things to do in Sitges, Spain for your next trip.


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Proximity to Barcelona

You’ll get everything you love about Barcelona, without the big city. Think tapas bars, high end shopping, museums, palaces, and a beach waiting for you just a 30 minute drive or a 45 minute train trip away. You could still go to Barcelona for all the highlights, and then return to quiet cobbled streets in the evening to restore from your day and enjoy the morning before all the day trippers arrive. 


In Sitges, Siestas are Mandatory

Don’t get us wrong, we love all the action in Barcelona. But if you’re looking for a little slower pace vacay for some relaxing by the seaside, Sitges will give you a beach that is just steps away from your hotel, no need to take trains or taxis. After the beach enjoy a lunch before siesta time – 2pm to 5pm – and after retreat back to your hotel for your own siesta, or enjoy any of the terrace or pool of your hotel until it is time for drinks and tapas.


It’s Photoshoot Paradise

White buildings, cobbled streets, antique doors, and the sea make for a gorgeous photoshoot backdrop. You’ll get no crowds as you walk through what feels like a Mediterranean movie set. Once by the beach you will have St. Bartolmeu in the backdrop, which is one of the major landmarks of the town. 


Check out this gorgeous engagement photoshoot in Sitges, captured by our very own Julia!

All Photos Captured by Local Lens Vacation Photographer Julia in Barcelona





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