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Spotlight on Ibiza Town


Ibiza Town (Catalan: Eivissa or Vila d’Eivissa) is on the south-east coast of the island of Ibiza in the Spanish Balearic Islands. Ibiza Town is the capital of both the island of Ibiza and of the Pine Islands, including Formentera. The two-part Ibiza Town comprises of the modern part and the Old Town on a hill by the sea.

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The main tourist sights in Ibiza Town are the Punic necropolis of Puig des Molins and the 14th century cathedral of Santa Maria d’Eivissa at the crest of Dalt Vila.

Ibiza Town

Most widely known for its nightlife, Ibiza Town contains a range of luxurious nightclubs (e.g. Pacha and El Divino) within its limits, with others (such as Space) by the airport. There’s also less expensive establishments where nevertheless much of the fun can be had. Inside the castle walls, there’s a good choice of quality bars and restaurants open until midnight, with the gay club Anfora open until later.The Plaza del Parc outside the Old Town walls is in a more natural setting, with places open again until midnight. Later bar, club and pub action can be had by the harbour – but beware, prices for drinks can be pretty high here!

Ibiza old town harbour

Walking through the main town square, town centre and the nearby Paseo de Vara de Rey, the Old town is easily reached. You’ll find the narrow streets dotted with restaurants, shops and bars of the narrow streets filled with holidaymakers. It’s interesting to visit here both during the day and then again in the evening, when the Old Town seems so different.

Ibiza Evening

At the start of May, the charming medieval market in the spectacular settings of the old town is a must-visit.

Photo credits: Robert Young, jotter2, David Sim, Aldas Kirvaitis

Karen Bryan

As well as writing about travel, Karen Bryan offers tips on saving money, frugal living and how to live well on less, on her site Help Me To Save

Posted : Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 at 10:00
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