Barcelona is one of Spain´s most liberal cities. The large quantity of visitors from around the world that arrive to the Catalan capital make of it a meeting point for various generations and styles, musical tastes, art and culture. Barcelona´s economy is effectively reliant on this large affluence of tourism. Therefore, different activities take place, from parties, festivals, concerts, exhibitions, cultural meetings and seminars among others, that promote cultural exchange and the visit of representatives from different countries. The openness that Barcelona has on a cultural, academic and artistic level makes it suitable for change and diffusion.
On the other hand, there´s still great conservativeness among the people of Barcelona, above all when it comes to new trends and migrations. During the last ten years, Barcelona has grown in a considerable way due to the large quantity of immigrants, students and artists that arrive in the city looking for new encounters. That´s how, despite the break that tradition and culture brings, there´s a wide open mind when it comes to new sexual and gender identities. This way, Barcelona is an open bridge for the gay, lesbian and LGBT community in general.
Sitges´ beach, located only a few minutes away, is one of the most popular places for the gay and lesbian community. On this beach, thousands of people gather every year to build a community and have a good time during summer. The nice sands, the shiny sea and the sun are perfect complements for whoever is looking for new friends, romance or maybe just an adventure. Sitges is only 35km away from Barcelona, which makes it easily accessible at any time of year, and, if what you want to do is to go, from Barcelona, to a beach with plenty of good vibes and fun, this is your meeting point. You can get to Sitges by train, bus or even by car or taxi. Sitges has seventeen beaches at your disposal and thousands of luxury possibilities to have a good time.
And so, this year the International Bear Week in Sitges takes place again, which will have many events for the Bear community, party promotion and good vibe among the participants. As its official webpage says, this week is dedicated to the “Bears, Fatties, Mature and Admirers”, because being Bear is definitely in fashion, and there´s no excuse for not going out and showing it all, being naturally hairy and loved by Bears like you. Sitges, on this week, has clubs, parties and bars at your complete disposal so that you have a great time. The prices of Bear Week are affordable. You can buy a full package, stay in Sitges or go from Barcelona and go back to the city for some more action. For more information visit the following webpage: http://www.bearssitgesclub.org/
The ideal thing to do is to rent apartments in Barcelona and be part of this Bear week in Sitges which promises to be great, just a few miles away from the Catalan capital. Don´t miss it!
Translated by: aleixgwilliam