Gay Sitges • Town Guide

Planning a trip to Sitges? Then our gay Sitges town guide is for you.

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Sitges “gay beach”

Sitges

Sitges is a Mediterranean coastal town located 35 km west of Barcelona with some of the best beaches in Spain.

The beautiful town centre is comprised of narrow streets filled with bars, restaurants and shops, that unlike many other Spanish coastal towns, has not been spoilt by over development.

The town benefits from a climate that delivers, on average, over 300 days of sunshine a year with temperatures  ranging from 25ºC to 34ºC.

 

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Sitges Gay Pride – photos from 2016

Gay Scene

Sitges has one of Europe’s longest established gay scenes dating back over 30 years. Recently, the town has benefited from a shift in summer gay partying gay from Ibiza to Barcelona. There is a good choice of gay bars and (relatively small) dance clubs that offer something for everyone.

During Summer (June to end of October), gay nightlife gets going from 10pm, with most of the bars remaining open until at least 3am and the dance clubs until sunrise. A number of regular gay events are held each year including Sitges Gay Pride (June) and two annual International Gay Bear meetings.

Sitges Gay Pride 2016

The gay scene reaches its peak during the first two weeks in August when the beaches, bars and hotels are filled to capacity.

For an alternative night out, the Gay Bars and Gay Saunas in Barcelona can be reached quickly and easily by train (about 30 minutes).

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Sitges Old Town

Getting to Sitges

The nearest airport is Barcelona’s Aeroport del Prat. This international airport, that handles more than 30 million visitors each year, is located about 20km from Sitges town. There are three main transport options from the airport to Sitges – taxi, bus and train.

Taxi

There is a taxi rank immediately outside the Arrivals hall. The journey time is around 40-50 minutes and will cost betwee €40-70 depending on the time of day and what season you travel.

Bus

MonBus operate a regular bus service between the Airport and Sitges with departures every 30 minutes or so during peak period. The bus departs from outside Terminal 1. If you arrive at Terminal 2, you first need to take the free shuttle bus to Terminal 1. The bus route from the Airport goes first to Barcelona city centre and then on to Sitges. From Sitges, the route is direct to the airport. At peak periods it can be standing room only. Click here for MonBus website and timetable. The price for a one way ticket is €4.

Train

There is an RENFTE train station at the airport situated opposite Terminal 2 and connected via an air bridge. There is also free shuttle between the RENFTE station and Terminal 1. From here, catch the first train and get off at the first station stop – El Prat de Llobregat. Catch a train heading towards Vilanova and get off at Sitges. Single trips cost €4.10.

Sitges Shop

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Sitges Promenade 

 

Where to Stay

For our full list of recommended hotels, visit our Gay Sitges Hotels page.

 

Visa

Spain is within the Schengen Visa Area. If travelling from outside Europe, you should check to see if you require a Schengen visa.

 

Money

The currency in Spain is the Euro. Cash dispensers are widely available. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted. Photo ID may be required if paying by card in some shops.

 

Electricity

220 volts using standard European 2-round pin plugs.

 

Medical

Spain has a good national health service and wide range of private healthcare options.

There are a number of pharmacies in Sitges, with at least one being opens out of normal hours.

However, the nearest hospital with a 24-hour accident and emergency department is the Sant Camil at nearby Sant Pere de Ribes, (El Garraf) – about 10 km from Sitges. So you will need to take a taxi. This hospital can provide PEP (Post-exposure prophylaxis) treatment.

Hospital Clínic, Barcelona also provides PEP treatment.

You will be required to pay for your treatment so private medical insurance is essential.

 

Drinking Water

We recommend that you drink bottled water.

 

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25-09-2017