Holidays to Sitges are for festival fiends and adventurous art lovers.

City breaks to Sitges

Barcelona’s southwestern sister, Sitges, is packed with beaches, festivities and a famous art scene. The calendar here features the likes of the Sitges Gay Carnival and the globally acclaimed Sitges Film Festival. After an arty attraction? Visit the Museu del Cau Ferrat and ponder the paintings of El Greco and Picasso. Sitges is also known for its wine – the nearby Penedes region is famous for its golden Malvasia grape, and the sweet wine that’s made from it. If you’re visiting in October, you can even try a drop at the Sitges Wine Fair. Or, tick off lots of wineries in one go along the so-called Wine Route, which features an impressive 13 stops along its 40-kilometre length.

Cycle the sights

With so much to see in Sitges, you can tick off far more on two wheels than you can on foot. The town’s dotted with bike hire shops, or you can take any number of organised tours around Sitges’ best sights. The palm tree-lined promenade is made for walking and cycling all the way along the seafront, up to Garraf Park, which can be combined with circles around vineyards, wineries and castles. The handy invention of e-bikes mean that anyone can take to the saddle without getting too much of a sweat on, too.

At a Glance

  • Party with pride in Spain’s top gay holiday destination
  • Get on your bike and pedal past this place’s 17 beaches
  • Sample the wares of the Penedes wine region