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Summer in Sitges

As summer approaches, Sitges is already getting ready for the holidaymakers who will soon fill the restaurants, beaches and hotels and apartments of our little town.  So what makes Sitges so popular as a holiday destination? Well that’s what a writer from the British newspaper The Guardian says:

‘During some of these long, lazy afternoons I’ve given the matter of why Sitges is such a good family holiday destination some thought (not too much thought, mind you – I am on holiday, after all) and these are the key factors… You can get there in a few hours, but it feels really foreign. It shares some of Barcelona’s big-city vibe, but it still feels like a place apart. It’s large enough to sustain a life of its own but is close to proper countryside. Its architecture is eye-catching but it’s not a culture-vulture destination. A lot of its visitors are Catalans – daytrippers and weekenders from Barcelona and beyond – and since most shops cater for locals you won’t be ripped off. A lot of visitors rent apartments, buy their groceries in the local shops and eat in local restaurants, rather than hiding away beside private pools in plush gated resorts.’

This journalist was very good at spotting the ‘real Sitges’ !

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