The drive from Barcelona Airport to Sitges is relatively short, perhaps half an hour. The villa, not far from the motorway, but you can’t hear any traffic noise and there’s a lovely view from the upstairs front bedrooms out over the olive trees to the sea. It’s probably a bit too far to walk into town, especially in the heat, but taking the car halfway down and walking the rest of the way has worked well so far.
We arrived the day after Corpus Christi, to be greeted with lovely flower displays in the streets and a parade (video here).
Taking a walk down the cobbled streets and the beach we came to the ‘Parròquia de Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla’ (Parish of Saint Bartholomew and Santa Tecla), the local Catholic Church. We didn’t seem to be able to go inside on the day we walked past though.
The streets were quite interesting and feature on many postcards, but if you have a camera with you…
On Tuesday before we headed off to Amsterdam we has a rather unique take on tapas called pintxos, similar in style to a Japanese sushi train where you collect the toothpicks in the food for counting at the end of the meal. We really didn’t know what any of the food on offer was, but it tasted great!