>> Wednesday, 8 September 2010
Human tower competition, castellers, Hands grabbing. Sitges, Catalonia, Spain
Sitges, Catalonia, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine.
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Sitges is a good place to stay when you explore Catalan wine regions. (It's located just 35 kilometres south of Barcelona.) Don't choose Barcelona - it'll take ages to get out of and in to the city. Sitges, on the other hand, has easy access to most wine regions, Penedes of course but also (within an hour or two drive) Priorat, Monsant, Costers del Segre... It's not in the middle of the vineyards but they're not far away. It's beautifully located on the coast, easy access to the airport and plenty of hotels and restaurants.
It also has many tourist attractions. The beach, of course, with a beautiful beach walk all along the sea; the church San Barthomieu i Santa Tecla; museum Museu Maricel de Mar; Museu Romantic "Can Llopis" and much more. It has a bit of a reputation for being a holiday destination for many gay, but that is not really anything that you notice much when visiting. It is equally a very popular family holiday destination.
If you're lucky you might experience the carnival (in February and March) or a competition between teams trying to build the highest "human tower" (castell) - a genuinely Catalan sport.
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Catalonia Sitges stock photo samples - Images by Per Karlsson
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