Acknowledged by the straight and gay press as Spain’s wildest party, the Sitges Carnival entertains even the most demanding visitor. Its most popular days see the streets of the fishing village cum popular gay resort packed with around 250,000 revellers.
Catalonians, French, English, Italians and Germans all turn out for the Sitges Carnival, dressed up to the nines and ready to party. Jueves Lardero (“Fatty Thursday”) marks the beginning of carnival with a gargantuan celebration of local dishes. There’s more to do than eat, though. The busiest days are Sunday and Tuesday, when the local carnival guilds parade down the Ra del Extermini in decorated carriages, sporting some amazingly kitsch, razzle-dazzle outfits.