Spring & April

Spring has arrived to Ibiza, it’s a new month and, of course, this month also comes with many things to do in Ibiza.

To Visit Ibiza wants you, yes you locals and visitors to be up to date with all the things there are to do on our wonderful little paradise island, therefore we have a great calendar in which you can find all those things to do…

BUT! And now we are going to sound as one of those ads on TV, if you don’t see your event is because you didn’t tell us! Yeap! We are no fortune-teller and we only have so much hands!

So and because we love helping, if you want us to help you with the promotion, publishing on our web /social media or even helping you do it on yours, drop us a few lines on: info@tovisitibiza.com, we’ll get together to get to know each other and see how we can all be part it all!

Now go ahead, click on our calendar, check your things to do for the rest of the week and Enjoy!

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Travel in the time machine to discover the ancient Ibiza.

Visiting Ibiza and not going up to Dalt Vila or the Punic necropolis of Puig des Molins is like traveling to Rome and not visiting the Colosseum or, to give a closer example, spending a weekend in Granada and not visiting the Alhambra. The island is world famous for its ‘temples’ of techno music and for its beautiful beaches. However, there are other almost unnoticed tourist attractions nobody should miss, such as the necropolis of Puig des Molins, the largest archaeological site of the Pityusan. The five hectares that have been preserved from its original surface now make it the most important Punic cemetery in the western Mediterranean. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1999.

History and archeology lovers will enjoy like children discovering the necropolis and the magnificent
collection that the monographic museum of Puig des Molins houses. At To Visit Ibiza, we recommend signing up for the monthly theatrical visits organised by the museum. They are totally free and the actors that take part in them belong to both the Amics of the Archaeological Museum of Eivissa and Formentera’s Association and the Association Pitusa of Historical Recreation, Iboshim.

We went to this year’s first visit which took place last 26th February, and we guarantee that it is worth it. Thanks to the actors’ great performance and the guide’s comments, the historian Carmen Mezquida, we got into a time machine that took us on a tour around some moments in the history of this ‘city of the dead’. In a very amusing way we got to know the funerary rites in Phoenician, Punic and Roman times, the history of this space and the continuous looting that has suffered over time. In addition, we were able to enter one of the hypogeos, which were excavations in the rock that ancient civilizations, like the Phoenicians, used as a burial place. In Puig des Molins, it is estimated that there are up to 3,500 hypogeos, out of which only 600 have been discovered by archaeologists, the latest in 2006. Only one intact tomb has been found, with tidal sarcophagi and funerary furnishings. The rest have been looted. 

This cemetery, located on a small hill about 500 m west of the ancient city of Ibiza, was established in the 7th century BC, together with the first Phoenician settlement on the island. By then, people who died would be burned and their ashes be stored in graves excavated in the earth or carved in the rock. The Punic settlers, 100 years later, introduced another rite, the burial, which consisted in burying the deceased in the hypogeum without incinerating them. In the theatrical visit we were able to see a live ritual, with a priest, the mourners and the family accompanying the deceased. We also traveled to the Roman period and there we all participated in a funeral banquet, the ‘silicon’. Then came the time to speak of barbarians, Byzantines and Muslims, who continued to bury their dead in this necropolis until 1235, when the Catalan conquered the island. Over the centuries, Puig des Molins was given other uses. In the sixteenth century it was thought to be used as a quarry to build the wall. At the beginning of the 20th century, the peasants used this land to grow cereal and fruit trees. It was then, in 1903, when the Ebusian Archaeological Society began the first archaeological excavations. Then the monographic museum was built, a project devised in the 1930s and finally realised in the 1960s.

Until recently, it was a place of play and fun for children and grown-ups alike who would sneak in their hipogeos in search of exciting adventures. Adventures as such that you will have the occasion to revive now with these theatrical visits or the experimental archeology workshops for the young ones, beginning at Easter. You can consult the agenda of activities of the museum and the necropolis of Puig des Molins here: www.maef.es

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USEFUL INFORMATION

THEATRALIZED VISITS 2017

When: The last or penultimate Sundays of each month. This year the first was on Sunday, February 26.
Next visits in 2017:
March 26
April 30
May 28
June 25
September 24
October 22
November 26
December 17
Place: Monographic Museum of Puig des Molins (Via Romana 31, Ibiza)
Hours: 12:00
Duration: 1.30 hrs approx.
Number of places: 25 approx. (With prior reservation)
It’s free
Information and reservations: Tel.+34 971 399232

Story Told By Maite Alvite

March’s Opening!

March’s Opening!

Welcome March and Happy Balearic’s Day!

We’ll soon be experiencing all the clubs and bars Boom’s openings, but Ibiza is not just opened in summer, Ibiza is very much alive all year around!

Today Ibiza and the Balearic Islands are celebrating their big day. Happy Day!!

Today there are many things to do all over the islands and, of course, in Ibiza too. But in Ibiza there are things to do today, yesterday and tomorrow!

To Visit Ibiza wants you, yes you locals and visitors to be up to date with all the things there are to do on our wonderful little paradise island, therefore we have a great calendar in which you can find all those things to do…

BUT! And now we are going to sound as one of those ads on TV, if you don’t see your event is because you didn’t tell us! Yeap! We are no fortune-teller and we only have so much hands!

So and because we love helping, if you want us to help you with the promotion, publishing on our web /social media or even helping you do it on yours, drop us a few lines on: info@tovisitibiza.com, we’ll get together to get to know each other and see how we can all be part it all!

Now go ahead, click on our calendar, check your things to do for the rest of the week and Enjoy!

Carnival Ibiza 2017

Carnival Ibiza 2017

All the information on things to do this Carnival in Ibiza, in one same place!

Ibiza Town


From 23rd February and until the 1st of March Ibiza town has a planed a variaty of activities for all the family to join in.

Starting this Thursday 23rd from 5.30 to 8.30 pm, with the traditional Mariol.los day! A day in which adults and kids let go of their inmagination and try to come up with the most special and original costume possible. You are not supposed to buy it!

There will be worshops, music and a big omelette for every one at the Antoni Albert i Nieto Square

Friday 24th
Is time for some music! The ‘Banda Sinfónica Ciutat d’Eivissa’, will be performing at Antoni Albert i Nieto’s Square from 9pm. The concert will be conducted by Adolfo Villalonga.

Saturday 25th
‘Aventura canina’, a musical based on the much known TV show Paw Patrol.
A great variaty of actvities and workshops will be held between 4.30 and 8 pm

Sunday 26th
The Big Day! This is the day of the Parade!
The parade will be departing from Av. Sant Josep at 11.30 am.
And to celebrate the end of the parade you will be able to enjoy a great Paella.

Wednesday 1st
The last day activities! Is the day for another Spanish tradition, the burial of the sardine!!

The burial of the sardine is a Carnival celebration on Ash Wednesday, in which the figure of a large sardine is walked and led to burying, all in a burlesque way, to symbolize the end of the carnival and the beginning of Lent.

From 6 pm to 12 am, at Parque de la Paz. You will be ofered sardines and you will enjoy music and dance performances.

Check the programme for all the details

Sant Antoni


Saturday 4th March
16:30 Gathering at Dr. Fleming Avenue’s parking lot.
Departure 17.30.
When finished, festival and awards for the best costumes at the marquee in Passeig de ses Fonts.

Sant Josep


Thursday 23rd
Cala de Bou – Sant Josep
Route: departing from Avenue. St. Augustine (next to SUMA’s supermarket) – c/Madrid – c/Dec Caló up to the municipal offices.

Santa Eulália


Tuesday 28th

Departure: Av. Cesar Puget, participants should be in place before 4 pm in order to depart at 5pm.
Route: Departure: Av. Cesar Puget, C/José Guasch Vich, C/Sant Jaume and ends at C/Sant Jaume after the Plaza España where the floats will continue and participants can stay for the party and awards.

Sant Joan


Sunday 26th
All day Carnival festivities!! Market, concerts, popular paella… And in the afternoon the parade, troupe and anyone who wants to participate in the Gran Rua de Sant Joan 2017. There are prizes for all categories. We’ll be waiting for you!!!

 

Things To Do This Week!

Things To Do This Week!

This week we have a great variaty of things to do.

We keep working on making it easier for all of you to know all the things there are to do on our beautiful island.

Our Things To Do section grows day after day, prove that there are many things to do in Ibiza. We don’t want you to miss on ANYTHING!!

Gastronomy:

Cinema, Local Festivities, Music and much more…

Don’t forget this weekend is Carnival!!


Keep up to date on our Things To Do section and on our Events Calendar!

Workshop at Casita Verde by Ana Digón

Workshop at Casita Verde by Ana Digón

Next Thursday 16th February from 3 to 7.30 pm you can join in at Casita Verde this great workshop: Introduction to Facilitation

TOPIC: ‘Ideas and dynamics to create diverse spaces in which an effective, empathic and creative communication flows… to improve and accelerate our positive impact as people and groups that want to change the world.’

SIGN UP now and for more information

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Christmas Treks & Kayak with KAYAK-IBIZA

Christmas Treks & Kayak with KAYAK-IBIZA

After this days meals you might want to enjoy Ibiza’s Nature and take a brake from all that eating!!
KAYAK-IBIZA will guide you on this great Christmas adventure!

25th December – Connect with Nature on Kayak

Paddle along the Natural Parc of ses Salines, going around cap des Falcó mountains, towards es Codolar.
Kayak down high cliffs, discovering coves and little islets.
A great experience for Christmas Day!

26th December – Connect with Nature on a Trek

A circular route in Sa Cala of about 12 km with amazing views.
Walk through forests and fields to enjoy what was once one of the most remote valleys of the island.