|Nearby cheap day trip destinations for Barcelona Backpackers – Sitges|
Barcelona is great destination for backpackers: interesting sites and places to visit. However, another advantage of being a Barcelona Backpacker is that the city is well connected to nearby destinations so that those who stay at a Barcelona budget accommodation can make a cheap day trip with public transportation.
Our Hostel in Barcelona, one of those Barcelona budget accommodations, will share some cool destinations through the blog postings that Barcelona backpackers might want to visit: The destinations that you can visit with a single ticket that cost less than 10 euros for going and returning.
We begin with Sitges, a coastal town, 30 minutes away from Barcelona. Sitges has preserved important medieval references as well as others from the old fishing and farming town it once was, offering visitors a valuable architectural heritage. The narrow streets between white and low Mediterranean style houses offer a view that Barcelona backpackers will not find in the city center. Culturally speaking, its legacy is extraordinary; art is alive and traditions are upheld with a modern outlook.
Well mixed with the tradition, Sitges is also famous for updated events in Spain:
The International Film Festival, held in October, is a great chance to see top stars of Hollywood, watch great movies, or participate in free activities such as the zombie walk -free zombie make-up by professional makeup experts- through the streets of Sitges. Are you a Barcelona Backpacker that likes horror & fantasy films? Come!
Classic Car Rally, a Vintage Car Rally between Barcelona and Sitges, involving authentic cars from the early twentieth century.
Spring Flowers Festivals, Carnival, Gay festivals... The truth is, the town is full of local and international festivals and parties all year around. Check all of them at the Sitges Tourism Website
In sunny and hot summer season, you can visit the city in swim suite and have a refreshing bath in the beach, without having any plans to participate in the festivals. As all public beaches in Spain, the access to the beach is for free. Perfect for Barcelona Backpackers!
How to get there?
If you stay at our Hostel in Barcelona you can visit Sitges by train or by bus.
By train: Take a train at Clot-Arago, just 2 minutes away from our Hostel, for Sants Station. Trains depart to Sants station every 10 minutes and takes appx. 10 minutes to arrive to Sants. At Sants, buy a ticket go & return to Sitges -6€-, and take a R2 train to Sitges. Trains run every 20 minutes and it takes just 30 minutes to get to Sitges. (first train at 4:20am, last train at 10:19pm)
By bus: You can take a bus at Ronda Universitat, 33, close to Plaça Catalunya. (It´s 9 stops away from Clot station, by <L1 – red line>). The name of the bus company is MON BUS. Bus leaves once or twice every hour from Monday to Friday. For information about Saturday and Sunday buses timetable, as well as other information, check MON BUS website.
Stay at our Hostel in Barcelona and visit the precious nearby destinations in one day!