What to see in Ibiza town, Eivissa
The walled city of Dalt Vila is the main attraction of Ibiza town, however, it hides many more corners you should not overlook
What do you think if we spent a whole day discovering the municipality of Ibiza? If you are one of those who think that with few hours there is plenty of time to see it, you are very wrong and in welcometoibiza Let's prove it to you!
Before the first stop, you just have to pass one of the most emblematic squares of the city and take advantage of breakfast something strong on one of its terraces: Park Square. At this point you can witness a bit of life both residents who live in the area and tourists who are lost there. Musicians, painters, writers ... they all go around looking for inspiration.
Right on the parallel street is the walk of Vara de Rey, nerve center of the island, where you can also sit for a drink. Being a pedestrian zone the terraces of bars and restaurants are in the middle of the street, so you do not lose detail of the life of Ibiza.
By the way, if you walk a little more you will run into the Port of Ibiza. It would be a sin if you did not go through its endless streets full of shops, craft stalls, entertainment venues and restaurants. Drinking an artisan ice cream while you walk through them is a whole must If you get to the end, you will see a small lighthouse that guides all those who arrive to the island by sea.
History and Culture
Now, the time has come to know Dalt Vila, the jewel of Ibiza. You have several options when accessing the walled city. The entrance through the bastion of Sant Pere or Portal Nou is one of the most known and the Portal de ses Taules is the one that offers one of the best views of the Cathedral and the fort itself. Moreover, right in front you will find the flirtatious Mercat Vell, built in 1872 and shaped like a Greek temple. To this day still houses stands of fruits, vegetables or flowers. In it you can find all kinds of typical products of the island.
Ready to go up? We hope you will wear comfortable shoes to stroll through the steep streets of Dalt Vila. Get ready to discover this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. Seven bastions, convents, the city council or the Cathedral of Santa María de las Nieves, from the 13th century, are just some of the most important architectural works that you can portray.
If you are one of those who enjoy museums, you are in luck! You can visit the MACE (Museum of Contemporary Art d'Eivissa), one of the Archaeological Museum, the Madina Yabisa Interpretation Center, the Puget Museum or the Diocesan without leaving the Andalusian fortification.
Exhausting? You can always make a stop along the way to replenish your strength in one of the bars and restaurants that are spread out inside. Even go shopping for its unique and beautiful shops.
If you have caught the summer, enjoy an extra. Take the opportunity to leave the enclosure by the bastion of Sant Pere and approach to the beach of ses Gifts or Cova de ses dones. It is not too well-known, since it is somewhat hidden. It is a small cove surrounded by vegetation that has privileged views and clear waters.
In winter, take a walk in the neighborhood of the Marina, It stretches along the foot of the wall, and enjoys the charm of its small shops and picturesque streets.
If this long walk has awakened in you the curiosity to know more about the history of the island, prepare yourself, because here the thing does not end. Near the bastion of Sant Pere is the Necrópolis and the Museum of Puig des Molins, also declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Its history goes back to the end of the 7th century BC and is at least astonishing.
Leisure in Ibiza
Another alternative is to know the walk of Figueretas. In summer you can give yourself a good bath and discover unique pieces in your flea market. On the winter days when the sun sets, sitting on one of the terraces of its many restaurants and cafés is a pleasure thanks to the calm and splendid views that gives the walk.
Once in the afternoon, one of the best options is to know the area of Marina Botafoch. You can walk to the end of the pier, always under the watchful eye of Dalt Vila, and discover the beautiful Botafoc lighthouse, dating from 1861. You can also take the mythical boat of Talamanca, which leaves from the port of Ibiza. A regular boat line that in a few minutes and for a small fee will leave you very close. The views from the boat are not wasted.
Once you arrive in this area, the possibilities for dining and even going out are numerous. The whole promenade and part of the harbor are filled with local restaurants and exceptional quality, some of them known around the world. If you want something simpler, a few minutes you have the Beach of Talamanca. In it the atmosphere is totally different, much more quiet and familiar. A magnificent enclave especially in the days of full moon, since you will be able to contemplate it on the sea and the boats that anchor there. Tapas and good cocktails will be unavoidable.
If you intend to explode the night a bit more, the famous disco Pacha is a few steps away, as well as Lío Ibiza And do not forget the Port of Ibiza. In summer you will find endless places where you can have a drink and get tickets to the discos. In winter its narrow streets hide some of the bars to which the residents go in search of fun as the Scary.
Take the whole day to discover all the corners of Ibiza town and soak up your culture and atmosphere.