The beautiful town of Sitges, situated on the southwest edge of the great city that is Barcelona, has long had an arty reputation! Today it has a thriving cosmopolitan artistic community and an internationally famous Carnaval and Film Festival. Recently it has become home to the Institute of the Arts Barcelona.
For many years Sitges has been a major gay destination but it also attracts a much wider populace attracted by its climate, beaches, history and remarkably unspoilt nature. Nestling between the mountains and the sea Sitges has a microclimate giving it 300 days of sunshine a year with very little rain.
The town is well served by transport links being close to Barcelona Airport and with a regular train service (4 trains an hour, journey time 25 minutes) to the very centre of the city.
An ideal location for the Festival!
Barcelona, a city of more than 5 million people, is the capital of the autonomous region of Catalonia, within Spain. One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world it is particularly renowned for the architecture of Antoni Gaudi.