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Sitges, Spain

by WCC on July 4, 2012

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Sitges 36 km southwest of Barcelona, is located between the cities of Castelldefels and Vilanova i la Geltru in Comarca Garraf. The town on the Costa del Garraf is bordered to the north and east by the limestone mountains of the Garraf (nature park). The south is bordered by a 18 km long coastline. A magnet for tourists from all over Europe are 17 beaches with fine sand and clean water quality. Just outside the village, on the cliffs of the Garraf, coves invite you to swim. Directly on the site are shallow, broad, lifeguards monitored beaches. 6 of 17 beaches are in accordance with ISO 14001 certification.

 Sitges, Spain

A palm tree, wide, 3 km long promenade stretching from the rocky cliffs to the east along the entire town to the golf course to the west. In the narrow streets of the old town are lined with shops, bars and restaurants. The beach adjacent to the district is largely free of modern blocks and skyscrapers. There are many gems of architecture, art nouveau and art of other epochs. Along the beach promenade, there are stately mansions from the 20th Century. The overarching structure is built on a rocky beach at the Church of St. Bartholomew and St. Thecla.

Numerous cultural events have been known to Sitges. Every year, the big international tango festival in July, a film festival for fantasy film instead of a classic car rally and a chess tournament. One attraction is also the carnival, to the Corpus Christi designed carpets of flowers, the fireworks and the Fiesta Major. Sitges is a popular destination for gay men. The city festival in honor of the patron saint of Santa Thecla is from the week 23 September celebrated.

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