‘Dalt Vila’


UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ‘Old Town’ has become, in the past years, a great spot for different events, from jazz to rock music, from the Medieval era to the 60’s. A great place to wonder around its narrow streets, to enjoy some of its most unique restaurants but above all a great place to experience the local architecture, art and traditions.

The main entrance to the city named ‘Portal de ses Taules’, opposite the ‘Old Market’, leads you throught to the ‘Patio de Armas’ (Inner Ward) where the first ever hippy market use to take place, you continue straight on and you reach ‘Plaça de Vila’ (Town’s Square).

Not to be missed are the different bastions, ‘Plaza del Sol’ square where you can find nice restaurants too, but most of all a visit to the different museums. More information in our Museums section.

Every Saturday evening you can discover, through the tour guide’s explanations and the dramatisations, the old Ibiza. Visitors take a trip back in time to gain an insight into what society was like at that time, and what life would have been like in this part of the Mediterranean. More information on our Things to Do section or VisitasTeatralizadas Facebook page.

 


The Cathedral ‘Saint Mary’: At first it was set up in an already existing building, maybe a Muslim mosque readapted to Christian cult, though this fact has never been proved despite the many archaeological investigations that have been carried out. Available data show that on the east side was added, to a pre-existing building, the whole unit made up of the bell tower of trapezoidal ground plan and the polygonal apse with its five chapels. It is a very solid building, of classic gothic style, built on XVI century. It is considered by the experts as one of the most relevant of its kind. The cathedral keeps many works of art, among which the following are to be pointed out: a gothic monstrance of golden silver, made by Francesc Martí in 1399, two gothic panels of Saint Tecla and Saint Anthony, painted by Francesc Cornes in XIV century and another two, of XV century in this case, from the master Valentí Montoliu, that represent Saint James and Saint Matthew. Mass Schedule all year round: Sunday and festivities: 10.30 am. Visits (01/04/2014 – 31/10/2014): 10 am – 2pm / 5 – 8pm (July and August: 6 – 9pm).

 


Where to Eat

Plaça de Vila is full with many small shops and great restaurants to enjoy our local food. ‘La Oliva’ a popular inconditional of the ibicenco night, which places an emphasis on seafood dishes.

Or ‘La Mezcaleria’ a fusion of Mexican and Mediterranean gastronomy. Coctails and latino music are also part of this spot.

Plaça del Sol has two restaurants, quite different one from the other but both very special in their own way. ‘S’Escalinata’ a unique set up that opens for breakfast and closes with drinks.

Or the well known renovated ibicenco style home, with the greatest views and cool summer nights at its terrace, restaurante ‘Plaza del Sol’.

 


Where to Stay

Not far from here, hotel ‘La Torre del Canónigo’, a historic-artistic monument, invites you to discover a new space with swimming pool, garden and restaurant in the privileged environment of Dalt Vila.

Further down you find another great hotel, ‘El Corsario’, an ancient corsair’s palace from the 17th century in the heart of the antique old town.

Oposite Ibiza’s Council you find hotel ‘Mirador de Dalt Vila’. The town house, built in 1904, is located in the heart of the delightful walled quarter of Dalt Vila. For many generations, and until recently, it was the home of the Fajarnés family.
And as we continue to the exterior of the walls we have another delightful small hotel. ‘La Ventana’ is a unique Hotel beautifully located in a garden square just behind the Medieval walls of Dalt Vila.