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The business of Sitges may be pleasure, but for those with work assignments in Catalonia it is a commutable 35 mile distance from commercial capital Barcelona, making this old established resort town a relaxing place to be based.  The town is full to bursting with classic art deco buildings and the seafront promenade is lined with palm trees.  Its comparatively small size (28,000 inhabitants) makes it easy to get to know its quieter bars and classy restaurants – in contrast to clubs and nightlife famous Europe-wide – especially during the off-season. Having resisted mass tourism in the Fifties and Sixties, the town has a relatively few hotel rooms and doesn’t do deals with package holiday firms. All the more reason to value your ESA apartment beautifully located, contemporary ESA apartment.

Six splendid reasons to stay in Sitges


The enviable clutch of festivals includes the Carnaval displaying Sitges’ hedonistic side, the Santa Tecia festival in September with historical parades, fireworks and human towers and in October the film festival.


Sitges’ microclimate means that it enjoys sunshine on average 300 days a year.


Sitges is only 16 miles from Barcelona international Airport and there are four trains an hours into Barcelona, journey time around 35 minutes.


The town was a key location for the Modernisme movement which paved the way for Picasso, and its array of galleries and museums belie its small size.


In the 19th century Sitges grew to be a resort town from the fishing village which composes its historic heart. The 17th century parish church is an iconic feature whose steps afford magnificent views over the sea, to the promenade.


There are an amazing 17 beaches – small coves, family beaches, naturist beaches, urban beaches – six of which have ISO certification for water quality, sand, cleanliness and lifeguarding.