With the new year we are at the top of our New Year’s resolution to travel more and cheaper. we already told you The hidden trick to not spend more than 20 euros on Ryanair flights and we told you where you can eat lobster, oysters and all the caviar you want for 50 eurosso today we are going to take you on a trip to a coastal town that in winter is the ideal place to escape.
It is less than two hours from Barcelona and although it is known for having a horror film festival, the most important in Spain and which is held in autumn, also has the Jazz Antic Festival and a spectacular vintage car rally. We are talking about Sitges, a cultural cradle and a space in which diversity is vital.
Sitges, much more than its film festival
The coastal town of Sitges, in the province of Barcelona, is much more than a space chosen for cultural events. Its historic center full of alleys is perfect for getting lost in because it makes the modernism of some of its buildings contrasts with the beautiful fishermen’s housessomething we already saw in the favorite town of Picasso, Buñuel and Dalí.
The Palau Maricel, built between 1913 and 1916 and with architectural elements from different parts of Spain, is an obligatory stop. It is one of the most emblematic buildings of Sitges and is integrated into the artistic and monumental complex of Maricel.
It has a three-kilometre promenade that runs through the different beaches of the town, such as Playa de la Barra, until reaching Punta de Sitges, one of the most recognizable postcards of the place.
The Parish of Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla, a Baroque church from the 17th century, is perhaps the most important point of architectural interest in Sitges. A piece of advice: from the town hall square, look for a narrow alley through which hardly a person enters. It is called the Correló de la Rectoría and overlooks the Miquel Utrillo viewpoint from which we will have spectacular views.
Casa Bacardi, Racó de la Calma, or a small and old section of medieval wall are some of the wonders that we will find walking through its streets. Do not miss the Terramar Gardens either, completely unexpected and beautiful.
One last piece of advice: don’t leave Sitges without trying its nightlife, because it has so much to offer that its best-known street has been renamed Calle del Pecado. It is Calle del Primero de Mayo, a pedestrian street with restaurants, bars and a lot of life that is just as lively in winter.
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