Sitges, now famous as the gay capital of Europe, has always been a place the good folk of Barcelona escaped to for fun and frolics. The 40 km distance is an easy drive or train ride and when you arrive you feel this is a place where most things go set in a beautiful setting with beaches and a crystal blue sea in touching distance.
The “pink” crowd have made sure that eating choices are both plentiful, varied and good with lots of funky terraces and passageways worth exploring, gastronomically speaking. The narrow streets of the old town offer lots of interesting architecture and are also noteworthy for the ceramic street name plaques and the colourful balconies festooned with flowerpots and plants. There are plenty of boutiques for those seeking a bit of shopping therapy but there are also some interesting museums for those seeking more classic culture. The annual film festival specialising in the horror genre is very popular and attracts many people from all over the world.
All in all Sitges is well worth a stop to explore, only the most jaded will pass by unimpressed, and they possibly should stay longer anyway!