The main seafront at Sitges

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  • Sitges


Sitges combines the laid back attitude of Barcelona with a lovely beachside setting. Its long promenade and the golden sandy beach have been a favourite spot for the LGBT community for decades, even when Spain was under the oppression regime of General Franco. In more recent years Sitges has emerged not just as a summer destination but as a year-round magnet for tourism, thanks to the many events that punctuate its calendar.

Gaytway Guide to Sitges

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  • Hotel URH San Sebastián Playa

    A nice 4* hotel on the San Sebastian beach - just 5 minutes walk from the gay beach of Es Balmins.

    Alenti Hotel

    The Alenti Hotel is a brand new 4*, 10 room boutique hotel located in the centre of Sitges and designed by world renowned architect Carlos Ferrater Lambarri and Lucía Ferrater.

    Hostal Termes

    A family run 'hostal' in the centre of Sitges. On a quiet street, but close to all the amenities.

    Hotel Alexandra Sitges

    Alexandra hotel is a charming small hotel with a warm atmosphere. Ideally situated, it is located on a square in the centre of Sitges, just two…

    Hotel Liberty Sitges

    A very cute and small boutique hotel with a Cuban-inspired design, close to the railway station, offering a personalised and friendly service.

    Hotel Platjador

    A 3 star hotel located right on the Sitges' seafront, close to all the bars & restaurants.

    Hotel Subur

    Accommodation in a prime location, right in front of the beach and close to all the bars & restaurants.

    Parrots Hotel

    One of Sitges' favourite gay hotels.

    Sunway Tara Gay Apartaments

    Located in the residential area of Vinyet, these basic apartments are a favourite with many gay guys.

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    • Gay-watch at the Beach
    • The most popular gay beach in Sitges, Playa de la Bassa Rodona, is located directly opposite the Calipolis Hotel and as such it’s the easiest to get to – here it’s where the hottest beach bodies go. There are sunbeds for hire, bars, showers, massages, etc. At night the stretch of beach from here and for a few hundred metres in a southwest direction is very cruisy, especially after 2AM.

    • Go Nude At Balmins Beach
    • About fifteen minutes walk along the coast north-east from the Church, past the San Sebastian beach is the Balmins Beach which is one of the three nudist beaches in Sitges. The gay section is the town-end. You need to bring your towels and drinks as there is no beach service.

    • A Hike On ‘The Rocks’
    • For those who fancy a hike in search of a more remote location, the nudist rocky cove of Playa del Muerto is situated a good twenty minutes walk (over a steep rocky promontory) from the end of the seafront promenade. Do not be tempted to walk along the railway track and through the tunnel as the trains whizz past at over 140 Km/h on this stretch. There is a small chiringuito (kiosk) serving some refreshments and light meals near the beach and the woodland behind the beach itself is very cruisy during the daytime hours.

    • Discover The Bohemian Noucentrism
    • Until the late 1800s Sitges was a quiet fishermen’s village: but when the famous Catalan painter Santiago Rusiñol set base here the town started assuming an increased ‘artsy’ character. Even in the Franco years, and specially in the 1960s, Sitges became a centre for counterculture. Since the 1910s many wealthy Barcelonians built their residences here and the city started spreading along its seafront and then inland. Around the church are some beautiful buildings, in particular the artistic and monumental complex of Maricel, built between 1910 and 1918 by the engineer and artist Miquel Utrillo and commissioned by the magnate, philanthropist and American collector Charles Deering. Maricel is one of the first major example of “Noucentisme".

    • Discover The History Of Bacardi
    • Sitges has an interesting connection with the world-famous Bacardi rum. Facundo Bacardi, the founder of the iconic brand was born in Sitges and emigrated to Cuba in 1830, like many other Spaniards who are referred to as los americanos. Today the old market complex, in itself a fine Noucentrist building just behind the Sant Bartolomeu and Santa Tecla church, houses the Casa Bacardi Museum (, where you will be able to learn about the history of Señor Bacardi and his American fortunes.

    • A Sunset Walk Around The Imposing Church
    • Sitges has a very ancient history, however the oldest surviving part of town is nestled around the church of Sant Bartolomeu and Santa Tecla, built on a beautiful spot overlooking the beach in the seventeenth century. Have a walk at sunset when the old stones gleam in the golden light.

    • Have An Evening Drink In The Plaça Industria And Calle Montroig
    • On summer evenings this area of Sitges is absolutely buzzing. Sit at one of the cafes and soak the atmosphere, watch people going by and you may be lucky enough to catch a performance by the world-famous Lady Diamond, a SItges institution.

    • Spot The Yachts At Aiguadolç
    • Sitges' main port is called Port d’Aiguadolç and is located just to the east of the Balmins Beach. This is a newly built area but very picturesque, with nice restaurants and boutiques along the main strip (Passeig del Port). There are boats of various sizes, including some spectacular yachts.
  • 40 De Fiebre

    Formerly Doll's House, 40 de Fiebre is a new space in Sitges, with a very stylish atmosphere.

    Bar 7

    One of the oldest and most popular bars in Sitges.

    Bar XXL

    Busy, morbid, with a touch of funk. That's XXL, a landmark of Sitges' nights.


    Formerly Bar Azul, this is one of the oldest bars in Sitges.

    Beso Sitges

    Beso Bar Sitges is a new addition to the gay scene, having opened in early 2016. There are some great drag shows to entertain patrons.

    Café Bar Incognito

    Incognito is a café by day and a bar later in the day, serving great cocktails.

    Café Montroig

    Great gay-friendly cafe-bar

    Carousel Terrace Bar

    A bar located right in the heart of the gayest part of Sitges.


    A lovely & intimate bar and a hidden secret of Sitges.

    Central Bar Café

    A great cocktail bar situated in the opposite corner from Parrots Bar.


    A legendary bar in Sitges with drag & cabaret shows.

    El Horno

    One of the most popular and well-established bars in Sitges, especially among bears and their friends.

    El Piano

    El Piano first opened its doors in 2002. It is one of Sitges' most popular and well loved bars. Great music, friendly staff and a terrific clientele…

    El Sunset de Sitges

    El Sunset de Sitges is a great place for lunch and dinner and is famous for its cabaret show every Saturday night.

    Guria Taberna

    Guria is a small and cosy tavern-like atmosphere with good hot and cold "pinchos" (Basque Tapas) and homely cooking. Great atmosphere!

    L'Angle d'Adriana

    Adriana achieves an exquisite fusion of classic and modern French cuisine with a nod to Catalan cuisine.

    La Villa

    This is a lovely & intimate bar with a beautiful courtyard.

    Le Patio Jardin Terrasse

    A small bit of France in a garden in the very heart of Sitges. Home made traditional & delicious French cuisine.

    Mojito & Co.

    A stylish bar located on the Plaça de la Industria, next to Parrots Bar.

    Parrots Pub & Terrace

    Parrots Sitges is arguably one of Sitges' most famous & busy bars.

    Parrots Restaurant

    The restaurant of the Parrots Group.

    Prinz Bar

    A bar with a small dance floor near Bar 7

    Privilege Music Bar

    One of Sitges' busiest bars, attracting thge young & beautiful.

    Queenz Bar

    A stylish bar with a dance floor and stage performances.

    Queenz Restaurant & Dinner Show

    The Queenz Dinner Show is a sensational show that includes an amazing dinner. Enjoy a fantastic night full of unique moments in the centre of Sitges.

    The Summer Lounge

    Summer Lounge Sitges is located in Plaza Industria in the epicentre of Sitges. Its terrace is the perfect place to sip a great cocktail & to people…

    Union Bar

    UNION Bar is a stylish gay bar complete with a small dance floor and a dark room at the back.

    Yummy Pizzeria

    Yummy Pizzeria boasts a fantastic terrace where you can enjoy watching the world go by.
  • Organic Club

    A great and well established dance club and the home of the famous SItges' foam party.
  • Addicted Sitges

    Gay-popular men’s clothing store in Sitges, selling underwear, sport wear and swimwear.

    Backo Sitges

    Men's clothing store designed and made in Barcelona. Sportswear, underwear and swimwear.

    Barcode Menswear Sitges

    Sportswear, Clubwear, Fetish, Shirts, T-Shirts, accessories and a large collection of underwear and swimwear – all you need to look gorgeous - both…

    Boyzone Fashion

    Boyzone Fashion is a shopper's paradise, whether you're after clothes, accesory or clubwear. All the high-fashion designer labels you could possibly…


    Condomania is a sex shop with all you need for passionate nights, i.e. condoms, lube, toys, etc.

    ES Collection

    ES Collection has opened a brand new store in Sitges in summer 2016, with all their range of menswear.

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