What I did and saw:
Sitges is situated on the beautiful Mediterranean coast. It offers nice stretches of sand beaches. I spent time at Platja de la Fragata and Platja de Sant Sebastià and they were both very nice.
Carnival celebrates the start of Lent, the period of time leading up to Easter. Many towns throughout Catalonia (and in many other parts of the world, especially in parts of South America) will celebrate the Carnival with a big parade. The Sitges Carnival is one of the biggest in Catalonia. Many people spend the entire year preparing for this parade. They will assemble and decorate floats, design costumes, and choreograph dances to put on a fun show. It is very interesting to see.
Wandered through the city-
Sitges is a beautiful seaside town. It is nice to wander through the old streets. There are often events going on in the city and are usually many different things to see.
Where I ate and drank:
Vita Brevia is a great coffee shop in Sitges. They have the best coffee of any place I’ve tried in Sitges. They also serve a small food menu.
El Cable serves some excellent tapas (small dishes). Some of their dishes have even won some awards as the best tapas in the area.
Local is a nice cafe that serves tea, wine, and tapas in a relaxed environment.
I had a delicious dinner at La Punta. The food quality was very good, but it was slightly expensive by local standards (although still inexpensive by North American standards).
La Butaca Cafeteria-
La Butaca is a nice cafe that serves snacks, tea, and other drinks. They also have a movie store connected to the cafe (and many people seemed to go there just for the movies).
“Gofras” is Catalan for waffles. The location serves a variety of desserts, including waffles (obviously) and crepes.
If you are looking for very good gelato in Sitges, Gelateria Olivier is a very good option. They also offer a wide variety of flavors.
Where I stayed:
I was staying with a host family in nearby Vilanova i la Geltru when I visited Sitges.
How I got around:
The train from Vilanova to Sitges only takes a few minutes and is only one stop away. It is also easy to access Sitges from Barcelona in under an hour. I walked to get around Sitges once I got there.
My favorite thing:
My favorite thing about Sitges is the beach area. Also, the town is pretty to walk through and has some nice shops and cafes.
My least favorite thing:
Sitges have as much to offer as major cities. However, it is very fun for a day trip.
For next time:
When I visited Sitges many of the museums there were closed for renovation. Next time I am in Sitges I would like to explore these museums.
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