Barcelona is like the perfect city for me. It has beaches, culture, history and it is easy to get around by metro. I almost never return to places I visited before but Barcelona is a place I loved to return to.
Wandering the streets and squares is never boring in this place. From the central Plaza de Catalunya taking the touristic Ramblas to the harbour and the beach, there is always something going on here. I spend my afternoons on the beaches before hitting the bars and clubs in Eixample neighbourhood at night.
When I was on my flight back to Eindhoven I knew this was not the last time I visited Barcelona!
While staying in Barcelona I thought it would be interesting to visit nearby coastal town of Sitges for a few days. Sitges is situated 35 kilometers from Barcelona and that's just a 45 minutes train-ride along the coast.
Sitges has always been a place which has enchanted artists and visitors from all over the world. Many painters, sculptors and writers settled here at the end of the 19th century. Nowadays Sitges is a beachtown that is packed with resorts and hotels and a popular place for families and the LGBT-community.
Although I loved to spend some time on the beach in Sitges, I prefer the city of Barcelona which has more beaches, more nightlife and a more authentic vibe.
Places in Spain