A Concert at Midnight?

Keeping up with its image of style and sophistication, Sitges hosts a series of concerts again this year, all themed with the anniversary of Santiago Rusinol in mind. The concerts are indeed spectacular, with many taking place by the marina. You can purchase tickets in Cap de la Villa every evening and they are reasonably priced, given the quality of each performance.

ConcertLiving, not far from where some of the concerts take place, I can attest to the quality of recent performances….. it is simply amazing opening your doors and sitting on the balcony to hear the amazing sounds drifting over the balmy Summer air.

So if you fancy something different…or less taxing than the constant clubbing, then a midnight concert may be just the ticket! Anyway, given that the party doesn't really start until 2am most nights, you can always head out a little later, still sure in the knowledge that your night has only just begun!

As always, remember to be smart and play safe!

Where: All over Sitges
Time: 11pm or 12pm, depending on Venue
Details: Sitges Tourism Site

Corpus Christi in Sitges

Dsc02872The town of Sitges celebrates Corpus Chisti every year with style! Sections of the major streets are closed to traffic for at least 24 hours.

Then intricate templates are drawn on the road. Neighbours from each street gather into the small hours plucking the petals off Carnation flowers. These petals are then placed on the patterns on the road.

The transformation is amazing. It has to be seen to be believed.I have uploaded an entire photo gallery to Flickr so you can see the before, during and after shots.

The kids get a great kick out of following the giants up the street. The usual mayhem ensues as there is a fight to grab that one last flower petal!

Sitges Fireworks

Fireworks1 The Fireworks I spoke of last week were indeed amazing. I have seen Firework Displays all over the world and whilst this one was small in size, it was spectarular for its sheer intimacy. We were all on the beach in San Sebastian and the fireworks were literally going off right over our heads. Unlike shows in Sydney and Washington where you are far from the action, these fireworks were right on top of us! Every single firework was set off to a musical score and the entire event was organised by one of the world's top fireworks artists, who also happens to live in Sitges.

The fireworks were centred around a barge that was floating a few hundred metres out to sea. Those lucky enough to have a boat of some sort (we did see some boys on a li-lo we must admit) had the best views.

The pre-show event was a little disappointing in that the seating area for the VIPs did tend to block off the view of the spectators who did not have a seat.

All in all, another great reason to look forward to the main festival, 'Fiesta Mayor' in August.

Pyromusical display


Everyone will be heading to San Sebastian Beach for the Fireworks Extravaganza on Tuesday Night, June 13th 2006. The entire event is being co-ordinated as part of the Year of Santiago Rusinol

The fireworks display will be set to turn-of-the-century musical scores including works by Erik Satie, César Franck, Manuel de Falla, Enric Morera, Isaac Albéniz. Get there early to guarantee a good viewing spot. Sometimes, as the photo shows however, the further away you are the better your ultimate view.

Platja Sant Sebastià.
Date: 13/06/2006
Time: 10pm