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?

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