Last June myself, my mum and sister were planning our trip to Barcelona for my cousin’s hen. We decided to make a bit of a holiday out of it and booked to go to the lovely coastal town of Sitges in Catalonia Spain for a couple of nights before meeting the rest of the hens in Barcelona.
Sitges has been referred to as the St Tropez of Spain, it is truly stunning! The cobbled windy streets, quaint architecture, great eateries, fab boutiques, gorgeous seafront, beaches and promenade make it the perfect holiday escape. It is 30-40 minutes on the train from Barcelona, so it is handy to get to, as well as the perfect day trip if you are staying in Barca.
Where to Stay
We stayed in the stunning Hotel Medium Sitges Park, located in the old quarter of Sitges in a Catalan modernist building. The hotel is only a five minute walk from the train station and down to the beach. The pool and outdoor bar area is fab! They make a great mojito!
Source: Hotel Medium Sitges Park
Where to Eat
There are so many great cafes and restaurants in Sitges, not forgetting the numerous places to get gelato! We discovered Pizzeria Cap de la Vila on our first evening in Sitges and fell in LOVE! Honestly, some of the best pizza I have ever had and it was just a two minute walk from our hotel. We ate pizza there every day, perfectly accompanied by an ice cold pint of Estrella ?
L’ Avinyet was a tapas bar a few doors down from our hotel. If you want authentic Spanish tapas that is truly delicious, I couldn’t recommend it more. Their hummus is also amazing!
When on holiday you just have to eat ice-cream every day! There are a number of great places to get gelato in Sitges. Gelateria Olivier was on our doorstep at Hotel Medium.
Sangria is also a must when sunning yourself in Sitges! We couldn’t get a glass quick enough when we arrived ?
The Beach, Promenade & Best Views
The palm tree lined promenade is stunning and the beaches are fab! For the best views, you have to walk the steps up to the ‘Parròquia de Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla’, it is so beautiful.
If you are planning on travelling to Spain, particularly Barcelona, be sure to include Sitges as a place to stop by on your travels, you won’t regret it!