Places of Interest
A vibrant, cultural area
Ibiza’s Contemporary Art Museum
The museum was the first one of its kind in Spain when it opened its doors in 1969. Its origins can be traced back to Ibiza’s biennial exhibition, which took place for the first time in 1964, when the organisers decided that the awarded works of art would be exhibited in a museum.
The museum underwent extension work between 2007 and 2012, and it now boasts 2000 square meters spread across one ground and two underground floors.
It contains engraving works from the Ibizagrafic biennial art competition, which has been taking place since 1972. As well as its main buildings, Sala de Armas and Almacenes a Prova, the museum has other delightful exhibition areas within the walled area of Dalt Vila: Polvorí del Baluard de Santa Llúcia and Iglesia del Hospitalet.
Address: Ronda Narcís Puget. Telephone number: +34 971 302 723
Ibiza, medieval city
Dalt Vila’s awarding of World Heritage status is celebrated every May by hosting a Medieval Fair, a three-day cultural and recreational event that attracts more than 100 000 visitors each year.
The streets of Dalt Villa become a huge open-air theatre, filled with jongleurs, artists, birds of prey displays, artisans, silversmiths, spice merchants, dancers and chocolate makers. The old city’s air is filled with a fascinating mix of scents, colours and flavours from all continents in a vibrant spectacle not to be missed.
Fortification bastions in Dalt Vila
The fortification bastions in Dalt Vila offer magnificent views over the city, especially from the cathedral square, built in dedication to the patron saint of Ibiza, Nuestra Señora de las Nieves (Our Lady of the Snow).
From there, you will be able to see the red tiles on the 17th century church of Santo Domingo and, to the left, the main square of the city, Vara de Rey. The square has a statue in the honour of an Ibiza general, Joaquín Vara de Rey, who fought the war in Cuba in the 19th century and from whom it takes its name.