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Sitges, Costa Dorada, Spain
Property & Tourist Information
Sitges' appearance remains a world away from the high rise resorts found elsewhere in the country. Instead expect quaint whitewashed cobbled quarters mixed in with 19th century Cuban style mansions, & chic-modern coastal apartments/villas at its extremities. Modernist churches & other structures pepper the centre, & there are an abundance of cultural attractions for its size. For these reasons Sitges is one of Spain's most sought after locations to buy a holiday home. However be aware, it is also one of the most expensive.
Sitges has been a trendy place to visit for many years; largely due to its popularity amongst modernist & surrealist artists such as Santiago Rusinol & Pablo Picasso. Many of Barcelona's most affluent crowd built holiday homes in the town, which over time brought much positive cultural input. This worked its way into the town's architecture, its artistic offerings, bohemian feel, & above all influenced the resident population with liberal ideas. During the 1960's Spain was under constant pressure (under the Franco dictatorship) to confirm to conservative ideals. At the same time Sitges began to be seen as a place to escape this, drawing visitors from all over Spain & earning it an international reputation.
Today Sitges is both a weekend break & a summer holiday tourist destination. The peak summer months of July & August are its busiest period; mainly attracting families & the usual holiday crowd. But what distinguishes Sitges from other towns on the Costa is its popularity amongst the international gay community. This niche form of tourism developed naturally as a result of the inherently welcoming & liberal attitude of the town. As a result there are a multitude of gay friendly/orientated businesses present, from hotels & alternative accommodation types, to shops, bars, clubs, restaurants, saunas, cruises, & much more.
Festivities or fiestas are often a vibrant affair in Sitges. Particularly popular is the carnival from the 23rd Feb - 1st March, which is widely attended by visitors as well as residents. It has an above average range of high end & high street retail outlets. Cuisine is another bonus, with many affordable (& good quality) cafes & restaurants throughout the city.
The climate in Sitges is welcoming for the majority of the year; highs reach 28°C during the hottest months, & average temperatures are at 7-10°C during the winter. However visitors should be aware that temperatures are on average 2-4°C cooler if venturing farther inland.
Sitges Tourist Offices
Tel +34 938 945004
Tel +34 938 110611
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