‘La Marina’ & The Old Market


‘La Marina’ & ‘Sa Penya’. Built in the Medieval Era by fishermen and imprisoned between the wall and the port, ‘La Marina’ is a maze of narrow streets with white-wash houses that continue the historical center in which you can encounter monuments and museums.

In summer, the Marina district is home to a number of fashion boutiques, handicrafts shops, bars, restaurants, art galleries and several small hotels, all of which make for an enjoyable stroll along its whitewashed side streets.

‘Sa Penya’, at the foot of Santa Lucía’s Bastion, you can walk along its steep narrow streets and discover wonderful hidden places. One of the most famous streets is ‘Carrer de la Mare de Déu’ (Calle de la Virgen, Virgin’s Street) where you can enjoy it’s great atmosphere and you can find many gay bars.

This is also a great area for accommodation as you are right in the centre. You have a great price range, To Visit Ibiza’s ideas: Ryans La Marina, Hostel Los Caracoles, Apartamentos Mariano.

 


Old Market (Mercat Vell). Built in 1872 by Jaume Riera at the bottom of Portal de ses Taules (the main gate to the Old Town) and inspired on a greek temple, the Old Market stands where many centuries ago locals would have come to sell their products.

Although its surroundings have been through several transformations, the market is pretty much the same and still used for the same purposes. 

Whether you are looking to buy ecological food or not, flowers, olives or just enjoy a coffe in one of the nearby terraces, ‘Mercat Vell’ is the right spot to gasp a taste of Ibicenco products.