A WALK THROUGH IBIZA OLD TOWN
We will explore Ibiza's old town, nestled within a picturesque citadel known as the Dalt Vila, the heart of the city's historical and artistic heritage, on a guided walking tour at a relaxed pace so that we can really appreciate all the details.
What we will see
- Dalt Vila
- Sa Penya
- Soto Fosc and bastion of Sant Bernat
- Carrer Major and Ibiza Cathedral
- Real Curia
- Sant Ciriac Chapel, statue of Isidor Macabich, Santo Domingo Church
- Plaça de Vila
What we will do
- We will begin our walk in the citadel of Dalt Vila, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.
- Our starting point is the distinctive labyrinth of streets in Sa Penya, one of the oldest fishing districts in the capital of the island –or Eivissa, as Ibiza is called in Catalan– situated in the lower part of Dalt Vila.
- We will explore the town's mighty fortifications, entering the Soto Fosc, a pedestrianised tunnel dating back to the 16th century, which leads outside the city walls. We will also visit the bastion of Sant Bernat, which boasts unrivalled views out to Formentera and is where the artillery was prepared to defend the city from attacks from the sea.
- We will walk along Carrer Major, the main road that is lined with majestic buildings and culminates at the Cathedral, built on the site of former religious buildings dating back to the succession of periods of rule over Ibiza from the Phoenician domination.
- As we continue exploring the fortified citadel, whose walls were built in 16th century, we will head down towards the Real Curia building, which was home to the equivalent of today's courts, with its beautiful Gothic gate.
- Then we will admire the Sant Ciriac Chapel, built in honour of the saint who opposed King Jaime I's troops in 1235, before walking along Paseo de Sa Carroca where we will find the statue of Isidor Macabich, the illustrious poet born on the island. Next we will head to Santo Domingo church, which is part of a Dominican convent built between the 16th and 17th centuries, now home to the Town Hall.
- Our final destination is Plaça de Vila, one of the most picturesque squares in the city, bustling with shops selling local crafts and products.