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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, these fortifications were constructed in the Renaissance era to protect Ibizans against the threat of attack by north African raiders and the Turkish navy. In under an hour, you can walk the entire 2km perimeter of the 16th-century ramparts, which were designed to withstand heavy artillery. Along the way, enjoy great views over the port and south across the water to Formentera.

The main access point is the majestic Portal de Ses Taules.

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1. Portal de Ses Taules

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…

2. 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…

3. Mercat Vell

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Fruit and vegetables have been traded at the elegant, columned neoclassical Mercat Vell since 1872. Today most of the produce, which includes olive oil…

4. 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…

5. Dalt Vila

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Its formidable, floodlit, 16th-century bastions visible from across southern Ibiza, Dalt Vila is a fortified hilltop first settled by the Phoenicans and…

6. Catedral


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

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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

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