Noted for his outstanding location the Church of Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla, better known as “La Punta”. The strategic location of this church has become one of the most recognized icons in Sitges. An authentic coastal stamped at the end of the promenade and on top of the bastion, after climbing the steps to admire the sea before going to visit the Church. Its structure is quite peculiar, because it has two bell towers, and possesses one of the watch towers that served the population to calculate the time. Its facade is quite simple but the frame where it is located is incomparable. The beautiful parish of San Bartolome and Santa Tecla is certainly the image that symbolizes Sitges.
The church, built in the seventeenth century but with many subsequent amendments, is a charming Baroque style and the interior retains several Renaissance and Baroque altars and an organ of 1690. Despite the beauty of its architecture, the church would not be the same were it not for its great setting. Located on a small hill overlooking the beach and the town. El Raco de la Calma is a really lovely place to pass by and we stop for a while, as we go from the beach of San Sebastian to the church of Sant Bertomeu and Santa Tecla. Walking through the Racó will find the most beautiful and relaxing places in Sitges, as musicians help the relaxation and tranquility to appreciate. At the end of this walk in a large square overlooking the sea and the lighthouse there is a very nice market where we can buy accessories, earrings, clothes, bracelets … In conclusion, it is a wonderful place to spend a great summer in its magnificent beaches and to roam around its magnificent streets.
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SITGES, BARCELONA, SPAIN:
The Gay French Riviera!
Voted the most gay-friendly in the World!
Sitges economy is based on tourism and culture events.
The percentage of the Gay Transient Population is 35%.
Sitges is a province of Barcelona and it is located only 35 km SW of Barcelona
17°C, Wind S at 0 m/s, 59% Humidity
28,171 (2014) Instituto Nacional de Estadística
ORIGIN OF RESIDENTS:
35% are from the Netherlands, the UK, France and Scandinavia
Catalan, Spanish, English
Sitges has approximately 4,510 accommodations and the majority are 4 stars hotels. They all are gay friendly.
Sitges has over 20 restaurants that are gay or gay-friendly.
EVENTS IN SITGES:
Carnival – February 28th to March 6th, 2019, the parades are on days 3 and 5. A winter party in which everyone disguises themselves to dance for days, even uploaded in floats. More information: Carnaval 2018
Rally Barcelona Sitges – March 16th to 18th, 2019. If you like vintage cars (and if you do not like them too), an event that you can not miss. More info: Rally 2018
Sitges Tapa a Tapa – From April 12th to 22nd. An excellent gastronomic event that takes place twice a year in Sitges where you can enjoy snacks of all kinds of cuisines. More info: Tapa a tapa 2018
Bears Week – May Edition, from the 30th of April to 5th of May.
Corpus Christi – From the 2nd to the 10th of June, day 3 the flower carpets. A day in which the streets of Sitges are covered with long and colorful carpets of carnations, more info: Corpus 2018
Sitges Gay Pride – From June 1st to 10th. Holidays, music, dance, union … and a lot of pride! Gay Pride 2018
Fiesta Mayor – August 18th to 26th, day 23 at night the fireworks. The most traditional festival in Sitges where you can enjoy popular dances, concerts, a night of fireworks and much more. Fiesta Mayor 2018
Bears Week – From the 1st to the 11th of September. Bears Week 2018
Santa Tecla – September 22th to 23th. Like the Fiesta Mayor named above, but in which the youngest also participate. For many it is the closing party of summer. Santa Tecla 2018
Festival de Cine Fantástico/ Zombie Walk – From the 4th to the 14th of October (zombie walk day 6). A film festival that has been held for over 50 years, the films shown will not leave you indifferent! Cine Fantástico 2018