The city is made up of the old town, the beaches, and the commercial area. The old town is absolutely beautiful with so many different styles of architecture. This area is capped off by a church (17th century Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla Church) that overlooks the ocean and can be seen all along the beach area. The detailed carvings in the doorways and window sills are amazing and the metal work seen throughout the old town is incredible. The streets are narrow and winding with much character. There are shops, bars and restaurants everywhere you walk.
There are nine separate beaches in the town separated by break waters. Many of these beaches
look like they are in small coves and well separated from the other beaches. It was amazing how many people were at these beaches in mid-September but the weather was certainly very nice. One of these cove beaches was a nude beach with primarily gay men. It turns out that Sitges is very popular with the gay community but that shouldn’t stop you from looking at this really charming town. You can certainly avoid this one area if that bothers you.
We spent several hours walking the old city and beaches taking many pictures. We stopped and enjoyed a small lunch at one of the bakeries in addition to a little ice cream along the way for our train ride home. The train ride itself was also very enjoyable and ran along the coastline for about half the trip showing us some nice scenes along the way back to Barcelona.
We leave today for a 4-day Costa cruise to Ibiza, Spain; Marseille, France; and Savona, Italy and onto the Norwegian Cruise Line Epic for a 7-day cruise. Our next blog will be in about 7 days.