Post WorldPride2017 Rest & Relaxation in Sitges
So what does one do after a whirlwind of a week in Madrid for World Pride 2017? Well, for our group, a quick flight to Barcelona and a quick train ride to Sitges was just what the doctor ordered!
Just arrived in Sitges for a few days of rest & relaxation after #WorldPride2017 @VisitGaySpain #gaytravel #gayspain pic.twitter.com/Nq9NVxFTKq— Matt Skallerud 🔆 (@MattSkal) July 3, 2017
Let's start with some tapas y sangria @visitGaySpain @visitgaybcn #ilovegay... https://t.co/lPqOXmq2lB pic.twitter.com/zNORVena28— Fabrice Tasendo (@FabriceInLA) July 6, 2017
What a great town... it's reminiscent of so many Mediterranean seaside villages from Spain to Italy, with a hotels and a seaside promenade lined with open air restaurants serving all varieties of Mediterranean culinary delights!
What's different about Sitges is that it's become such a gay mecca over the years... during the day, everyone seems to flock to the gay beach just south of the center of town. Après-beach, it's all about the happy hour cocktails before dinner begins (around 9:30 or 10:00, of course). Just beside the main plaza near the center of town is a small street lined with restaurants, complete with drag queens and full of gay men.
Our last night in Spain. 😢 #Sitges #Spain #España #AmazingTrip #TravelingWithBesties #ILoveGay #NoFilter #BeachTim… https://t.co/pzySRi8pOS pic.twitter.com/c7Wub8fL5L— Richard Brower (@richardbrower) July 5, 2017
After dinner, one only has to walk a few doors down to find one of more than a dozen gay bars in that small, central area. These bars have it all, ranging from strip shows to bear bars to dance clubs. Each has it's own, unique backroom and the scene stays busy until at least 4 am. Walking home from the bars at this time is an adventure unto itself!
One of the best dinners yet... Small, off the beaten path family Catalan restaurant... Last shot is the walk home with tons of gay bars pic.twitter.com/Hu14z2oEu9— Matt Skallerud 🔆 (@MattSkal) July 4, 2017
We were able to find some hidden gems slightly off the beaten path, including small bakeries with incredible Catalan pastries and coffee, as well as a restaurant that is hands down our favorite in Sitges - El Racó De Can Traver. It's a family-style, small restaurant with an owner and staff who all ensure you've had the best Catalan culinary experience anywhere in the region!
Our last evening in Sitges @VisitGaySpain @FabriceInLA @richardbrower @eburton8 pic.twitter.com/I24nwH0XdL— Matt Skallerud 🔆 (@MattSkal) July 6, 2017
We spent our last evening dining on the promenade, right up against the iconic, historic church and small fort marking the town's prominence and history in the region. Perusing the small, winding streets at night was a great way to end the trip!