When visiting ‘Dalt Vila’ you mustn’t forget to visit its museums.
The Contemporary Art Museum which is held in a historical armoury. Was recently renovated and expanded in a very modern way to accommodate a great collection of the best local and island related international artists.
The Archeaological Museum in ‘Dalt Vila’ is the one in charge of the conservation, investigation and exhibition of the historical remains of Ibiza and Formentera, also known as ‘Pitiüsas Islands’ independently from the ‘Balearic Islands’. Located in the Cathedral’s Square and near the Castle or Madina Yabisa-La Cúria, the museum was created in 1907, thanks to a donation by the ‘Ebusitana Archeological Society’ founded in 1903. The museum has been closed to the public for renovations, but latest news confirm that, finally, the rehabilitation project has been granted the permits.
Necropolis and Puig des Molins Museum, on the outskirts of the ‘Old Town’ is considered one of the most important ones in the occidental Mediterranean, it has been crutial in the interpretation of Ibiza’s history and it’s considered one of the most important investigation centres of fenician-punic culture in the World.
Madina Yabisa-La Cúria, it’s a modern interpretation centre, which functions with audiovisual technology alowing the visitor to get to know the city’s history and more specifically what Madina Yabisa was during the Muslim domination era.
Diocesan Museum, located in the Cathedral, was founded in 1965. Exhibits paintings, sculptures, ornaments and liturgical objects related to ‘the Pitiüsas’ history. You can also appreciate a great collection of traditional ibicenco jewelery.
Puget Museum-Can Lluis, one of the most beautiful palaces in ‘Dalt Vila’ in which you discover the Puget’s pictorial collection, given to the state by the son. Father and son are considered two of the best artists that ibicenco history has had. Also, the visit to the house it’s a great experience on its self.
‘La Casa’-Museum Broner, situated at the bottom of Santa Lucía’s Bastion and built in 1959, it’s a great architectural example of the use of the space. It was rationalistic architect Erwin Broner’s old house but today belongs to the city. Broner landed in Ibiza escaping from the Nazi Germany like many others and played an important roll on Ibiza’s rationalist architecture along with Josep Lluís Sert or Germán Rodríguez Arias.