During the second weekend of May, the walled enclosure of Dalt Vila and the historic districts of the city are transformed, going back to the Middle Ages, to host one of the most famous Medieval Fairs in the Balearic Islands: 'Medieval Ibiza '. Four days in which the city is filled with craft markets, food stalls, performances of magicians, puppets, jesters, jugglers or jugglers of the Middle Ages.
The color and the art fill the streets of the enclosure by which, sometimes, it becomes practically impossible to circulate.
The Medieval Ibiza fair commemorates the declaration of Ibiza as a World Heritage city by UNESCO in 1999. This recognition focuses, fundamentally, on aspects related to the culture of Ibiza, its patrimonial and natural assets. In this way, the different civilizations that have passed through the island (Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs), its spectacular meadows of posidonia or the Phoenician settlement of sa Caleta, among other aspects, are valued.
Stops and performances of the Medieval Ibiza
El program of the Ibiza Medieval fair change annually to offer your audience new surprises. Nevertheless, there are positions or activities that, because of his success, they always repeat themselves. Children's theater, camel rides or falconry exhibit are some of the acts that can not fail.
In this medieval market we find more than 100 stalls, both in Ibiza and the rest of the Peninsula. In them you can acquire food products, decoration, jewelry, toys ... You can also attend several Demonstration workshops of artisan crafts and you will be a witness animations and performances in the street. Theater groups, musicians and dancers professionals follow one another in crowded streets.
The alleys are dressed with fabrics and medieval banners and Dalt Vila is divided into different thematic areas where you can enjoy activities related to this era. The medieval games, el traditional touch of the bells of the Cathedral in the XVI-XVII centuries, the Fights on horseback or Arab music make you immerse yourself fully in this era.
Obviously, Children play a fundamental role in the fair. Many people take advantage of the occasion to walk disguised by Dalt Vila. Others wait to arrive for Acquire your medieval attire or let yourself make up by professionals. Give a ride on a camel, contemplate the different types of animals who exhibit themselves or participate in craft workshops They are some of your favorite moments.
La fair has been consolidated with time as one of the most important events in Ibiza. In fact, not only attracts residents, but that more and more are deciding Take advantage of this event to visit the island. In short, it is a unique opportunity to get into the history of Ibiza and know the peculiarities of another era.