The long wide promenade, stretches of clean, sandy beaches, vast national park and proximity to Barcelona make Sitges a favourite for many international families. It should therefore come as no surprise that an estimated 35% of Sitges inhabitants are from Northern Europe. Located just 40km south west of Barcelona, this cosmopolitan, vibrant seaside town is perfectly situated between the Garraf Natural Park and the Mediterranean Sea. Its sheltered means Sitges has a warm “micro-climate” that makes it possible to enjoy outdoor activities almost every day of the year.
Sitges is well known for its popular beaches, gastronomy, nightspots, golf courses, marinas and historical sites. Terramar Park with picnic areas and swings, sandy beaches, the waterfront promenade ideal for roller skating and biking and the local Natural Park of Garraf make Sitges ideal for families with children of all ages. Sitges is also close to some excellent international schools including The British International School and The Olive Tree School and is home to many reputable local schools.
Sitges has always been characterized by its tolerance and is home to Sitges Gay Pride, one of the biggest events of the year and fast becoming one of the most important pride events in Europe.