Have a Bucket List Worthy Afternoon in Sitges, Spain

After hearing numerous favorable things about Sitges, Spain we decided to breakaway from all of the zorbing, flamenco dancing and segwaying the streets of Barcelona to spend a half day in this neighboring town.

The quaint town of Sitges is a seaside city, on the Catalan coast, filled with character, charm and bucket list worthy adventures.

It is 35 kilometers Southwest of Barcelona, an easy 40 minute train ride. Even for foreigners like me who are “sense of direction” challenged.
Sitges Spain Beach

The train dropped us off just a block from the main section and the first thing we did stop by Enrich bakery for some pizza by the pound.

Not the typical Spanish meal, but sometimes you just need a tapas break. Rarely, but sometimes.
Pizza in Sitges, Spain

After getting loaded up on carb energy, we started to aimlessly roam the cobbled roads, passing numerous cats along the way.
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The road led to an interesting shop, the Fish Spa Bonaire, that boasted a fish pedicure experience.

For 15,00 you can let little fish nibble on your toes in order to remove dead skin and make them silky smooth. I easily convinced Peter to partake in this new adventure. And he liked it. Don’t let him tell you differently.
Fish Pedicure Spa in Sitges, SpainFish Pedicures | Annette White

Our tootsies were feeling relaxed and ready for more strolling. We were immediately struck by the cities ornate architecture.

The dazzling doors easily competed with those of Northern Italy.
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The doorways led to the seaside.

There are seventeen sand beaches in Sitges, some of them nudist. So, if “Walk on a Nude Beach” is on your bucket list, this may be the perfect place to do it. If not, just a walk along the paved pathways is worthwhile.
Boats on the Sitges seasideCanon in SitgesStatue in Sitges

Of course, no day trip would be complete without a bit of shopping. And there is no lack of unique items to choose from.

Who doesn’t want to go home with a steel bulldog? Now that’s a souvenir.
Shopping in Sitges Spain

We built up an appetite by then and popped into the first pintxos restaurant we saw.

You can indulge on pintxos, a toothpick spiked Spanish finger food, throughout Spain, but you can find some great ones at Lizarran in Sitges.
Blood Sausage Pintxos Pintxos in Sitges Spain

After spending an eventful half day roaming the streets of Sitges, Spain, it was time to return to Barcelona where we had plans to eat the best tapas in Spain.

Have you ever been to Sitges in Spain?


A Guide to Spanish Pinchos (Pintxos) + Traditional Recipes
Explore the Depths of a Cava Cave in Spain
Get a Fish Pedicure in Sitges, Spain
See a Passionate Flamenco Dance in Barcelona
Take a Paella Cooking Class in Barcelona, Spain
A Silent Photographic View of Barcelona Street Art
Feel the Magic on Barcelona’s Montjuic Hill
Take a Segway Glide Through Barcelona
See 50 Shades of Red at Barcelona’s Boqueria Market
Have a Bucket List Worthy Afternoon in Sitges, Spain
Eat The Best Tapa in Barcelona, Spain

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  1. Dena Barrie February 12, 2013 at 8:57 am - Reply

    I have sat on that very beach and loved it!  We too were visiting Barcelona and needed a little break!  Great town, thanks for taking me back.

    • Annette White February 12, 2013 at 9:49 am - Reply

      Very cool! Writing this post brought me back to that beach too 🙂

  2. Mike@EarthDrifter February 12, 2013 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    I haven't visited Sitges but would like to.  I loved Spain and hope to get back to see more.  I did try the Fish Spa experience once in Chiang Mai, 'twas a great experience, very relaxing.

    • Annette White February 12, 2013 at 2:22 pm - Reply

      I will be in Chiang Mai in a couple of weeks! I’m not sure I do the Fish Pedicure experience again, but it sure was fun the first time 🙂

  3. Anita Mac February 12, 2013 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    I haven't been to Sitges but am craving a return to Spain!  Definitely in need of more pintxos and sangria…your photos are making my mouth water!

    • Annette White February 12, 2013 at 8:58 pm - Reply

      You can never have enough pintxos and sangria!

  4. southern spain itinerary May 1, 2015 at 4:54 am - Reply

    Thanks for the nice read and the great pictures. As the song goes “…and I think to myself, what a wonderful world…”

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