Sitges, near Barcelona in Spain, is wonderful
So pretty much everyone says
But is there somewhere Sitgeans can visit, to feel the Sitges qualities, away from home?
Arguably ‘Tossa de Mar’ is a similar ‘hidden’ gem along the Catalan coast.
Near enough for a day visit at North on AP-7 : 140 km, 1 hour 43 mins: 1 hour 44 mins
UPDATE: SEE MORE ON TOSSA DE MAR
History (thanks to http://www.spanish-country-villa.com/tossa/)
- In legend, Friar Ramon de Penyafort (1236) landed & rocks opened
- The castle & towers fortified town against raiders from North Africa
- Locals (fisherman etc) paid “tribute” for protection & alerts (“castellatge of peix”) to castle owners
- Abbot Ram