Sant Mateu d'Albarca, San Mateo in Spanish, It is one of those towns on the island that has managed to stay practically oblivious to the passage of time. A place where you can remember the Ibiza of yesteryear and enjoy the serenity of its surroundings.
Located in the northwest of the island, within the municipality of San Antonio, he is surrounded by beautiful fruit fields and vines. In fact, it is an area with a strong viticultural tradition. The Sa Cova and Can Maymó wineries, Two of the main ones on the island carry out their work here.
La church of San Mateo the center is the town. Built in the XNUMXth century, is the living example of typical Ibizan architecture with its pretty porch and whitewashed walls. Around it you can find the few bars, restaurants and shops of this quiet place.
If there is something you cannot stop doing in San Mateo, it is a good excursion. A walk through is Pla de Sant Mateu enough to fall in love with the peaceful atmosphere that is breathed here.
If you are a level hiker, you can't miss the excursion to the archaeological site of Ses Torres d'en Lluc or Cala Albarca. You will be impressed!
Patron Saint Festivities of San Mateo
El Saint Matthew's Big Day is celebrated on September 21. How could it be otherwise, the wine It centers the festivities of the town, with a great party in which some of the best country wines are presented and tasted.
There is also the traditional solemn mass, peasant dance or sobrasada.