Sitges Carnival Through the Years

Sitges Carnival

For the next four weeks, a unique exhibition takes place at the Mercat Vell. It showcases some of the best photos taken of the Sitges Carnival throughout the years. Just check out those costumes from over 40 years ago! For ideas of course.

Gay Guides 4 U…. the next few months!

Gay Guides 4 u

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Carnival at Loca Cola

Carnival at Loca Cola

Loca Cola becomes the centre point of Sitges Carnival with some of the best costumes and the perfect venue to watch the parades pass by! Their 2 major parties are on Tuesday the 18th and Tuesday the 25th of February.

Check out the galleries below or visit Loca Cola’s official listing on Gay Sitges Guide here.

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Carnival at Marypili…

Marypili Sitges

Marypili are the first to send in their Carnival Poster… and we expect many more to arrive over the next few days. Maryplil’s theme this year is all thing pirates… so that should provide you with plenty of inspiration.

Marypili will be open for the entire of Carnival. You can find out more about the bar by visiting their listing on Gay Sitges Guide here or view the gallery below.

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Carnival… who will you be?

Carnival Sitges 2009

With Carnival just a few weeks away, make sure you get your very best costume together…. You don’t have to dress up, but the locals will put you to shame if you don’t! A huge amount of effort goes into each costume and this year’s theme is still a closely guarded secret… But as per usual, expect everything from Cowboys to Trannies at this event!

Check out last year’s parade photos below.

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And don’t forget has some great deals on apartments and rooms in Sitges for the Carnival Period. Check out for more details.

Tango at New Port..

New Port Tango

If you’re looking for something a little different and extremely entertaining, then check out the Tango Nights at New Port. The next one takes place on the 29th of January with music provided by the excellent Nuevos Aires Trio….

Check out New Ports full listing on Gay Sitges Guide here.

The perfect cappuccino….

Cappuccino Sitges

In between dodging falling plants and crashing windows in the storm on Saturday, we popped into El Arte Del Cafe… fortunately they had electricity…and delicious vanilla Cappuccinos…. EL Arte del Cafe is the perfect place to sit and relax with a coffee, snack or light meal, day or night.

Check out their listing on Gay Sitges Guide here.

Sitges Carnival Schedule – 2009

Sitges Carnival Parade Schedule

The Carnival 2009 King and Queen and Parades Preliminary schedule has been announced!

Sitges Carnival Parade Schedule

  • 19/02, 19.00h: Arrival of the King of Carnival
  • 19/02, 19.45h: The Choosing of the Carnival Queen
  • 22/02, 21.00h: Rua de la Disbauxa
  • 24/02, 21.00h: Rua de l’Extermini
  • 25/02, 19.30h: Burrial of the King

For further information on Carnival, check out the full listing on Gay Sitges Guide.

Happy Hours – Sitges…

Sitges Happy Hours

If you’re heading to Sitges this weekend, then pay a visit to B-Side and Oreks. Both bars are very busy at the weekends… and don’t forget, they both run happy hours before 12am… so get there early and get your crisis-beating-prices…. buy one..get one free! Enjoy.

Check out Gay Sitges Guide’s Bars sections for further details.

Beach Boys 2009

Gay Beaches Sitges

Its cold in most of Northern Europe..and from the emails we’ve been receiving the past few days, it appears most of you can’t wait for your Summer Holidays in Sitges!

Gay Beaches Sitges

So, we went through the best photos we had taken last year…as well as the ones submitted by our readers…

Gay Beaches Sitges

You can check out the beaces of Sitges by visiting Gay Sitges Guides Beaches section here.

Gay Beaches Sitges

Interestingly, looking out recent Statistics… the google search terms “Nude Beaches Sitges” is very popular….hmmm!

Gay Beaches Sitges

Remember, there are 2 nudist beaches and one main gay beach in Sitges, however during the peak summer months you will find gay people on all of the beaches…. although the boys who like to “see and be seen” tend to hang out at the Gay Beach in front of the Calipolis Hotel.

Gay Beaches Sitges

Stay tuned for further beach updates as we help you prepare for your 2009 trip to Sitges.