Gay Sitges Guide to everything Gay in Sitges


July 2015

Gay Sitges Guide to everything Gay in Sitges

Not only is Sitges beautiful in every respect, from its quaint, narrow streets to its beautiful beaches but in terms of sheer convenience for the gay holiday maker, there’s nowhere else like it. Everything from the gay bars to the gay discos to the gay restaurants to the gay beaches to the gay cruising area to gay shopping to your gay hotel are all within a 5 minute walk of each other. Diversity is the norm in Sitges rather than the exception and people from all walks of life are made welcome. If you’ve always wondered what the world would be like if we could all live side by side without sexual orientation being an issue, this is where to see how it’s done! If you’ve never been to Sitges, you really don’t know what you’re missing. Sitges is located 35kms south-west of Barcelona on the Mediterranean coast of Spain.

Sitges Events & Gay Events in 2015 & 2016

Festa Major This carnival is worth seeing! 'Festa Major' is Catalan for 'Main Carnival', and it really is! The total disrespect for safety is what makes it so exciting.August 20th to 25th. 2015 Web
Sitges Gay Events Bears Sitges Week Mr. Bear Sitges Contest & Party. Beach Picnic. Official Dinner. Foam Parties at Sauna. Excursione etc.September 4th to 13th. 2015 Web
Santa Tecla If you missed Festa Major, here's your chance to get a taste of it. Santa Tecla is a miniature Festa Major.September 22nd & 23rd. 2015 Web
International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia The number one fantasy film festival in the world and represents, at the same time, the cultural expression with the most media impact in Catalonia. Official HotelOctober 9th to 18th. 2015 Web
Three Kings Parade January 6th is when Christmas is traditionally celebrated in Spain. A parade lead by the arrival of the 3 Kings sets off from Plaza Fragata in front of the church, the night before.January 5th. 2016
Sitges Carnival Sitges goes crazy with activity. The two most important moments of Sitges Carnival are the Debauchery Parade, on Sunday night and the Extermination Parade, on Tuesday night.February or March. 2016 Web
Barcelona to Sitges Vintage Car Rally Vintage cars travel along the old sea-side road from Barcelona to Sitges. Expected to be in March 2016 Web
Sitges Gay Events International Bears Meeting B.S.C. A popular Bears gathering with events throughout Sitges.April 28th to May 1st. 2016 Web
Sitges Gay Events Delice Dream Circuit Party. Official HotelMay 4th to 10th. 2016
Sitges Gay Events Sitges Gay Pride 2016 The gay village by the sea is the epicentre of Sitges Pride, hosting 5 days of concerts, t-dances, fashion shows and more.Expected to be in June 2016
San Juan Midsummer is celebrated with a big bang, as fireworks fill the sky in a prelude to the national holiday of the Feast of John the Baptist.June 23rd. 2016

Recommended Hotels in Sitges

Gay Hotel 

Casa Rainbow

Gay Guest House
50 metres from the beach. Free Wi-Fi access is available. Modern rooms at the Rainbow Sitges have air conditioning and Minimalist décor in neutral tones. Each has a flat-screen satellite TV, a private bathroom with hairdryer and free toiletries, and a furnished balcony with views of the town.

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Casa Rainbow Gay Guest House Sitges

Calipolis Hotel

Overlooks the Gay Beach
24-hour reception, an outdoor pool, gym and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. The elegant rooms at the Calipolis feature a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. Free pool towels are provided. The hotel’s Àgora Restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine next to the pool. There is also a bar and summer terrace with views of the sea and promenade. You can rent bikes at reception.
0.2 km to gay area. 0.0 km to gay beach.

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Calipolis Hotel Sitges

Platjador Hotel Sitges

Very Gay Friendly
It features free Wi-Fi and a roof-top bar, offering Mediterranean Sea views and breakfast buffet included with the rate. Each of the stylish rooms at the Platjador Sitges has air conditioning and a private bathroom, complete with a hydromassage shower. They also feature a 32-inch LCD TV, pillow menu and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel´s wine cellar also offers a number of international wines.
0.0 km to gay area. 0.2 km to gay beach.

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Platjador Hotel Sitges


Unspoiled by the boom: Sitges is one of very few holiday retreats in Spain that was unspoiled by the tourist boom of the 60’s and 70’s and the consequent concrete tower buildings because it was already well established as a holiday getaway for the affluent Barcelonians and Cuban sugar
and cigar importers since the 1800’s. Many of their beautiful homes still exist in the Calle Isla de Cuba area and all along the sea front,
though they are now converted to hotels, restaurants or apartments.

If you walk around the old, old part of Sitges in the area of the church, you’ll see blue lines painted along the bottom of many homes.
They were/are fishermen’s homes. It’s a sign to keep quiet as they sleep by day.

Sitges carnival is the only carnival in Spain that continued to run every year throughout Franco’s reign. Franco banned all
such fiestas but Sitges refused to give in.

How do I say Sitges? Sitges is pronounced very much like ‘Seechez’ but say it very rapidly with the ‘e’ in ‘chez’ almost silent.
It is not pronounced like ‘Sitchez’, but even if you can’t say it, you’re not alone. Most Spanish people can’t say it either because it’s a
Catalonian word and in Castellano (Spanish) two consonants rarely follow each other and in no instance does a ‘g’ follow a ‘t’ in Spanish
so they get all tongue tied too.