Have you ever heard of the village of Sitges?
While the roots of Sitges’ artistic reputation date back to the late 19th century, when Spanish painter Santiago Rusiñol took up residence there during the summer, the town became a center of the 1960s counterculture in mainland Spain, then still under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, and was known as “Ibiza in miniature”.
Nowadays, it is a popular destination for gay and lesbian travellers, having become one of the most gay-friendly places in the world.
Today, the economy of Sitges is based on tourism and culture. Almost 35% of the approximately 26,000 inhabitants come from the Netherlands, the UK, France and Scandinavia, and their children attend international schools in the area.
But it is also famous for its annual carnival and its 17 beaches!
We’re gonna to wait until February for the first one, but this weekend we got the opportunity to take a walk around the town with our activity leader Júlia, who showed us the beaches and the most interesting points of a village full of modernism.