Ibiza

Ibiza, or Elvissa in Catalan, is an island that belongs to Spain, located in the Mediterranean Sea and is one of the four Balearic Islands.

Its main cities are Ibiza, San Antonio and Santa Eularia des Riu. Ibiza is primarily known for its fashion events and for its “vida loca” (wild life).

Unfortunately, its beauty, pristine nature and historic sites are often overlooked, while they would deserve major attention since this beautiful island has been ruled by many important and influential people such as the Phoenicians, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Saracens and the Crusadors. Each year, thousands of tourists fly to Ibiza to see with their own eyes what makes it such a famous tourist destination.

Evidence of its past are Dalt Vila, the old town centre, located at the top of the hill and surrounded by high and imposing walls, built in the sixteenth century by Philip II. From these walls you will enjoy a spectacular view. It’s no wonder that the entire central area has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Within these fortified walls you will find several monuments to visit such as Cathedral Square where the renowned castle stands, then there are the Gothic tower whose interior houses works from various eras and cultures, the Church of Hospitalet, and the Museum Contemporary Art.

Also noteworthy are the beautiful beaches of Ibiza: endless stretches of white sand surrounded by mountains and hills where you may relax and let go of your sorrows. And, for all water sports enthusiasts, Ibiza’s beaches are well equipped for sailing, diving or scuba-diving and much more.

Among the most popular beaches are Playa d’en Bossa, which the youngest love due to the presence of dozens of crowded bars where people can have fun, listen to music, party and dance all day and night.

There are, then, Cala Longa Cala Tarida, Talamanca and St Salinas, which is part of a natural park rich in lush evergreen plants and trees as far as the eye can see.

But that’s not all. Shoppers will be spoilt for choice as Ibiza is dotted with flea markets where tourists may find local crafts and souvenirs. The most famous and appreciated markets are the hippy markets of Las Dalias, which has been open since the 1970’s and Es Canar, where you will find creations made from leather, pottery, and the traditional braided footwear, exotic statues and fabrics.

With regards to the cuisine, being Ibiza a Mediterranean island, it is highly likely that you will find all types of fish on your plate, often accompanied by tasty appetizers and snacks.

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