'The interactivity of the lineup with the audience and guests, their involvement and level of consensus regarding the quality of the films presented in the different sections, are the big headlines of a year that marked a clear trend in the auteur horror genre and the heterodoxy of the fantastic genre in their capacity to be combined and even absorb other genres, as in the case of the westernâ€. - Angel Sala, Festival Director, on the 48th Sitges Film Festival.
Located to Barcelona's south-west, the city is famous for its film festival and the extremely popular Carnival held every year between February and March for over a hundred years. Hotels in Sitges are ready for the Carnival and create the perfect environment for a festive season. The city has many popular dishes like Xato made of tuna and endive salad, among other ingredients. Catalan sailors have always been very fond of Malvasia liquor served with dessert, and other delicacies including local garlic sauce; stewed sepia and potatoes; fideuada made of noodles and seafood; and bull de tonyina, a dish made of tuna fish.Â
3 Budget Hotels for Special Occasions
Cheap hotels adapt to the Mediterranean style of living. The seaside town with its many beaches and other tourist facilities is a major attraction for weekend visitors and those coming in for annual festivals. Hotel El Cid - The friendly hotel offers comfortable rooms at budget prices. Tourists have to adjust to some noise coming in from adjoining rooms. Balconies are available in rooms overlooking the swimming pool. The hotel is very popular, and advance booking is necessary to get reasonably good rooms. Hotel Noucentista - It is located on a busy street with a popular bar nearby. The friendly hotel is also found close to the train station. Guests can ride the Monbus to the airport. Rooms at the back are quiet and ideal for long stays. Hotel Los Globos - It is around a 10-minute walk to where the action takes place. The hotel offers excellent breakfasts at reasonable prices. The management insists on personalized and friendly services. Cheap hotels maintain high standards of cleanliness and offer really good services.
3 Luxury Hotels for Different Tastes
Some Sitges hotels have excellent locations near vineyards, while others are near tourist attractions catering to different tastes. Melia Sitges - It is part of a large chain of hotels with proficient services and excellent breakfast buffets. It has an ideal location close to the beach. Tariffs are affordable considering offered facilities. A well-assorted bar, gymnasium, and decent restaurant are found within the hotel. Hotel Catipolis - The fantastic beach-front hotel is among top-priced properties that have stiff tariffs but offer great views and spacious rooms. A small pool is available, and the hotel's guests can visit the many restaurants and bars near beach areas. Â Alenti Sitges Hotel & Restaurant - The cozy hotel is small but has the perfect location close to nightlife spots and the beach. The boutique hotel's central location within the Old Town allows guests to visit clubs and restaurants close to the main beach. Highly rated among Sitges hotels, guests can walk over to the train station in about 15 minutes.Â
Folk Dances and Other Carnival Highlights
The carnival allow locals to try out folk dances and prepare traditional dishes like Xatonades made of assorted omelets and local salad. Penedes Black Wine and Catalan Cake are other local dishes. Tourists can visit popular museums such as Cau Ferrat, Fundacio Stampfli Contemporary Art, Museu Romantic Can Llopis, and Maricel. There are 17 sand beaches, the most popular among them being Les Botigues, Garraf Village beach, and Castelldefels. Hotels in Sitges have every reason to celebrate the many events, as they bring in huge crowds.Â