Dalt Vila

Top choice in Ibiza Town

Its formidable, floodlit, 16th-century bastions visible from across southern Ibiza, Dalt Vila is a fortified hilltop first settled by the Phoenicans and occupied by a roster of subsequent civilisations. Tranquil and atmospheric, many of its cobbled lanes are accessible only on foot. It's mostly a residential area, but contains moody medieval mansions and several key cultural sights. Enter via the Portal de Ses Taules gateway and wind your way uphill: all lanes lead to the cathedral-topped summit.

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1. Museu Puget

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A 15th-century mansion, with a typical late-Gothic courtyard and staircase, houses 130 paintings by Ibizan artist Narcís Puget Viñas (1874–1960) and his…

2. Centre d’Interpretació Madina Yabisa

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This small but detailed Dalt Vila interpretation centre replicates the medieval Moorish city of Madina Yabisa (Ibiza Town), prior to the island’s fall to…

3. Museu d'Art Contemporani d'Eivissa

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Housed in an 18th-century powder store and armoury, this excellent gallery is a showcase for contemporary art, most of it with an Ibizan connection. The…

4. Ramparts

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Completely encircling Dalt Vila, Ibiza's colossal protective walls reach more than 25m in height and include seven bastions. Evocatively floodlit at night…

5. Portal de Ses Taules

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A stone ramp leads up from Ibiza Town's market square to the majestic Portal de Ses Taules, the main entrance to Dalt Vila. Above it hangs a plaque…

6. Catedral

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Ibiza's cathedral, which stands close to Dalt Vila's highest point, elegantly combines several styles: the original 14th-century structure is Catalan…

7. Museu Diocesà


Despite its limited opening hours, this museum within Ibiza Town's cathedral contains an impressive collection of religious art spanning the 14th to 20th…

8. Castell d'Eivissa


Occupying Dalt Vila's very highest ground, Ibiza's semiderelict castle is an assortment of historical buildings constructed over a 1000-year period,…