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When you visit Ibiza you do it with expectations, with the intention of living a series of experiences, of enjoying a holiday in a way you never have before. If we put all these ideas together and mix them up, like in a cocktail, we find the ‘perfect formula’ that so many people come to enjoy. But is it really perfect? And, if it is, for whom? Do we all feel identified with that ‘explosive recipe’?
That is something that we’ll leave to each of you to answer.
From Visit Ibiza we can only do what we do best and we like the most, which is to show you ‘our Ibiza’. The one that we live day after day, 365 days a year. The one that inspires us every winter with its tranquility and soft light or the one that helps us discover and experience it from very different perspectives every summer.
To do this, we are starting this series of articles in which we will be talking, one by one, of each municipality. We’ll be starting with Ibiza, the ‘capital’, it cannot be otherwise!
Many of you, already know the figures, the volume of population, the size of the island, etc, data is available to everyone. But, how many of you know about the history, the traditions, the culture and to which extent…
Ibiza, throughout its history, has had many names Ibossim, Ebusus, Yebisah… giving way to Ibiza and Eivissa as it is known today.
Since it was discovered in 654 BC by the Carthaginians, Ibiza has belonged to many different people and cultures. Proof of this is the Museum-Necrópolis de Puig des Molins or the Interpretation Center Medina Yabisah – La Cúria.
Dalt Vila, the fortified city declared a World Heritage Site in 1999, located on the hill with a privileged view of the port and part of its coast, contains great traces of the history of our island. The Bastions, where formerly the heavy artillery was housed and today, with the passage of time its walls continue to flank and protect the city, the guns continue to target the enemy but only in a symbolic way. Today, these walls bear witness to activities that are very different from those of their time, or perhaps not so much.
Music is one of the most important elements of Ibiza, different styles are represented throughout the year on the island and each of them mobilizes a kind of audience. On the island some of these styles are produced, Rock, Jazz and traditional music make a space for it among the electronic vortex. Every year more and more bands decide to include Ibiza in their tours and, thanks to the Festival Sueños de Libertad (which takes place in May), now the island exists on the map for other reasons!
In addition, the island has been representing the most international Jazz for 30 years now, with its jazz festival, Eivissa Jazz, which takes place every year in summer and, for several years now, during September. This year it will take place from 5th to 9th September. A festival that includes a large selection of musicians and, in particular, the Ibiza Jazz The Experience project. A project in which a group of renowned musicians and great experience come together to achieve an ambitious goal. Set up a jazz group in one afternoon and prepare a unique and unrepeatable concert. The Documentary of the same name, Ibiza Jazz The Experience, analyzes in depth this special project.
Gastronomy plays a very important role in Ibiza city. A wide variety of restaurants and bars where you can taste from traditional dishes and haute cuisine through the acclaimed pinchos and tapas make the area an ideal place to enjoy the terraces in summer and winter nights.
And finally, we can not forget that the city has two beaches in its vicinity, Talamanca and Figueretas. On opposite sides and two very different types of beaches, both beaches have a large selection of restaurants and bars, perfect for practicing water sports and spending the day with the family.