Known for its Mediterranean beaches and seafront promenade and backed by the mountainous Parc Natural del Garraf, Sitges is a beautiful coastal town in Spain’s Catalonia region. The town is a tourist paradise, filled with shops, restaurants and many gay bars and nightclubs. Moreover, its picturesque beaches are not the only points of interest in the town, which also features many cultural and historical buildings, such as the Maricel Museum or Cau Ferrat Museum. Of the many things to do in Sitges, most people go there for the beach and nightlife scene but there are plenty of cultural things to do there as well – the historic centre is very charming. The narrow streets and picturesque squares filter to the boardwalk and the beach with its palms and chiringuito beach bars. The Church of Saint Bartholomew sticks out in all the postcards and you’ll get an amazing view of the coastline there thanks to its privileged position on the seafront. One of the biggest differences between Sitges and the best beaches in Barcelona is that the beaches here are rated blue flag by the Foundation for Environmental Education. Here you’ll find 22 beaches spread out over 4 kilometres of fine golden sand each adapted for different crowds: families, young people, gay beaches, and nudist beaches. In general, the closer you are to the centre of the city the more crowded you’ll find the beaches but with a little walk in either direction, you’ll find more isolated ones.