This weekend is Sitges Half/Quarter Marathon

This Sunday Sitges is holding its annual half & quarter marathon, but for those who want to enter in the race, sorry, today was the last day for sign-up!

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The quarter marathon will start at 0900h, and will start from the Paseo de la Ribera (Santa Maria area), and will finish there as well going through many of the neighbourhoods in Sitges.

The half marathon starts at 1000h, and has a time limit of 2 1/2 hrs… so you better get your thumb out!

Either way going down to show support for your friends/family it’s just a good excuse to get out and live healthy.

 

In Sitges this weekend and looking for a laugh?

Although Sitges is quiet in the winter months, the sun is still shining, and there still are weekend events going on. Now if you’re in Sitges this weekend and want to comic delight, Grey’s Sitges is holding a stand-up comic night called “Andrew Stanley does 50 shades of Grey’s”. Andrew has performed in venues all across europe and is one of Irelands top comics.

The restaurant will be offering great tapas and cocktails to match, with entry being 10 euros, where else in Sitges can you get that in the dead of winter.

Check out Grey’s Sitges facebook page or just show up on the 11th from 9pm to enjoy a night filled full of laughs.

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Barcelona Circuit 2014

Barcelona Circuit Festival 2013 [esp.] from idemtv on Vimeo.

Since 2008 Barcelona has been holding one of Europe’s biggest circuit parties for over 50,000 gay and lesbian party-goers.

Matinee group is a force to be reckoned with in the party scene by hosting parties from Amnesia Ibiza to their world tour in places like Moscow or Rio de Janeiro.

Circuit Barcelona 2014 will be like no other with over 60 DJ’s, 20 venues, and over 80,00 beautiful people bombarding Barcelona from the 6th-17 of August 2014. Our favourite venue is either the water park party or the WE party that can go all night long.

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Some tips about the event is to treat it like the tortoise and the hare. Meaning, chose a couple of decent parties that you would like to go to with a day or two in between, or by the time the closing parties come around, you don’t even have any gas left in the tank (and weight about 10kgs less).

Regarding accommodation, Barcelona is great because it’s close to the parties, but in my opinion; it’s best to stay in Sitges, with its awesome beaches and a lot more laid back (much needed) atmosphere. There are tons of seafront apartments, and villas available but, don’t worry though Sitges can be just as much of a hedonistic party as what’s going on in Barcelona, just you get that true seaside Mediterranean feel.

Barcelona Circuit Party 2014 also has Girlie Circuit is Europe’s Biggest Lesbian event; from lounging on the beach to amazing poolside parties throughout Barcelona.

Stay tuned for more info in the next few months.

See you on the dancefloor and enjoy the film courtesy of IDMTV

 

- Sitges holds the Catalunya’s ‘tapa of the year’ event -

On November the 3rd and 4th, Sitges will be holding the tapa of the year event for the whole of Catalunya! The event will be held in the auditorium of the Hotel Melia.

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Over 18 contestants, from all over Catalunya are gunning to get their name the best tapa in the province. The event is organized by El Gremio Hosteleria de Sitges y Estrella Damm, and in collaboration with the Sitges tourism council. These 18 tapas will be presented one by one on the stage in the Melia, and for only 3 euros the event is open to the public.

If that’s not enough for your 3 euros you’re not only able to go see the event live, you’re invited to take the ‘tapa tour’ of the 18 establishments, and try one of the 18 finalist tapas, and a small beer! To get your ticket for this Tapa de l’Any click here

The 4th of November is more the professional end of things, where over 8 top chefs (over 6 Michelin stars), creating their gastronomic delights for your eyes, not your mouth :(

See you there!! mmmhmmm

 

- It’s mushroom season in Catalunya –

Have you ever been in Sitges or Barcelona in October, and noticed all of the wild mushrooms in the produce stores? If you have been here, you know what I’m talking about, a plethora of different type of mushrooms, big and small. In Sitges the produce store on Calle Rusinol always has a great selection, or the farmers market above Mercadona. In Barcelona the best place to go is BOLETS PETRAS in La Boqueria, their selection is imense and some say that this stall is the mecca for all that want to know about Bolets (wild mushrooms).

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Every October through til December, a weekend past time for many Catalans is wild mushroom picking. Throughout Catalunya one can go up into the hills with his/her wicker basket and find some true delights. However, picker beware, although there are 2000 species of mushrooms in Spain, only 175 types can be safely eaten, and each year half a dozen or so die from not knowing the correct species. Most of the die-hard BOLETEAIRES (mushroom pickers) go as far into the hills as the Pyrenees mountains, whereas we a Sitges Holiday Accommodation prefer somewhere a little closer ie. Montseny or the Penedes region.

If you’re here on vacation and want to go on a guided tour the sitges tourism office will be able to point you in the right direction for a professional guide.

Even Shakira & Pique love to go picking!

Even Shakira & Pique love to go picking!

 

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