Sitges is only 45 minutes from Barcelona, and could definitely be done as a day trip. If you’re in Barcelona for a vacation you should consider Sitges as an easy side trip! Here’s my guide to Sitges:
WHERE TO STAY
- Hotel Av Sofia is my favourite hotel in Sitges – mostly because if it’s awesome rooftop pool and bar!
- I’ve had great experiences in Sitges using Airbnb to rent apartments and would highly recommend doing this is you are on a budget or travelling as a group.
WHAT TO SEE & DO
- Sitges has a total of 17 beaches, and most of them are all lined up side by side and easily accessible from one another.
- The Church of Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla is a beautiful landmark in Sitges, and worth a visit.
WHERE TO EAT
- For lunch check out Mamma Mia. Portions are generous and their pizzas and salads are great!
- El Mascaron is an incredible seafood restaurant located across the street from the beach. At sunset the views are stunning and their shellfish platter is a great way to try a variety of their best dishes.
- Montroig Cafe is a popular cafe with great lattes. This is the perfect place for breakfast or lunch.
- El Chiringuito, is the first chiringuito in Spain (all other chiringuitos were named after this one). A chiringuito is basically a beach hut restaurant. This one has great tapas and is the perfect place to stop on the beach for an afternoon snack.
WHERE TO DRINK
- Plz Industria is located in the heart of the gay neighbourhood of Sitges, otherwise known as “The Village”. This square is home to the best bars in the city and the crowd is very friendly and fun. A bar called Parrots is one of the most popular, and it’s also the perfect place to people watch.
- If you visit Sitges on a weekend check out Pacha.
- Next to Parrots is a bar called Mojito & Co. Their mojitos were fantastic, but very strong!
- For late night drinks head to the rooftop bar at Hotel Av. Sofia. Their beautiful pool is lit up at night and a DJ plays house music.