On our last full day in Barcelona, we hopped a train to the town of Sitges, just south of Barcelona. Trains leave from three central stations in the city nearly every 20 minutes, arriving in the Mediterranean town approximately 50 minutes later. A perfect and easy side trip!
We landed in the city in the early afternoon and set off to do the best thing that there is to do: wander (in the general direction of the beach, of course).
The town was hosting a film festival at the time and was festively decorated for the occasion. Apparently there were some late night parties worth noting, but we would be on the train back to the city by then. So instead we went to enjoy the most amount of time as possible on the water.
Initially, we had all planned to bring sun bathing attire, but a few days of poor weather in Barcelona deterred us- which was completely unfortunate. If at first it felt cool, once standing on the beach in the Mediterranean sun, it would have been perfect for sun lounging (maybe a touch chilly for the water).
Not that we made off too badly, spending the long afternoon walking the board walk and beach, taking a few stops for Sangria refreshments and eventually for some fried seafood tapas. We sat in the sun, explored parts of the old town, and had a lovely beach side dinner as the sun set before catching our return train. All in all, it was a practically perfect day and a beautiful end to our Spanish adventure with the Bertelsen Clan!
Travel tip: Barcelona has so much to see and so much to offer, but I think it is best used as a base camp to travel to a few of these smaller towns on the coast of Spain and inland. Spain is a beautiful country that could take countless trips to really explore. Barcelona is certainly worth a few days to enjoy, as it is a city unlike any other. But be sure to catch some of these other unique towns in this extremely diverse country.