The city of Eivissa, also known as “Vila”, is internationally renowned for its incredibly beautiful “nave de piedra”, Dalt Vila, the best-preserved walled fortress in the Mediterranean, recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.
Eivissa is also remarkable for its landscape, its privileged natural environment and its millennia old Posidonia prairies. The Posidonia forms part of the World Heritage site declaration, since they maintain the marine ecosystem and guarantee the beach’s sand conservation and the crystal clear waters. Eivissa is both unusual and inspiring, offering its visitors plenty of sensations and experiences.
Its safe environment and peaceful coexistence among citizens, in addition to the medical and public health facilities, guarantee a perfect setting to hold conventions and events. Due to its wealth of culture and heritage, Eivissa is a mythic destination that offers art, sports, gastronomy, shopping, and leisure for all, as well as a vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere that attracts travellers from all over the world, all year round.
WORLD HERITAGE SITE:
On December 4th, 1999, UNESCO added the category Eivissa, Biodiversity and Culture to the World Heritage group. Thus, the Pitiyusic Islands became part of this exclusive global club, in which Spain boasts the most sites.
DALT VILA, witness to Millennia-old cultures:
Dalt Vila is a memorial to history. The fortress was built during the Renaissance and today, one can enjoy an amazing trip through time and civilizations just by visiting its walls.
The acropolis has 5 entrances, the most important being the old Portal de ses Taules draw bridge, in front of the Old Market (Mercado Viejo) in the La Marina quarter. It is the start of an unforgettable walk from beacon to beacon, following the path behind the wall all the way at the top, facing the city and the sea. Within the historic site, you will find museums, the Cathedral, the Castle, shops, restaurants and unique places in a legendary Mediterranean enclave.
PHOENICIAN-PUNIC NECROPOLIS: PUIG DES MOLINS
The biggest and best-preserved necropolis in the world. Located in Puig des Molins, it was the city of Eivissa’s cemetery during ancient times, and it contains approximately 3000 hypogea from the Punic era. The museum offers its visitors the chance to see numerous extraordinarily important artefacts, among them, the Hellenic Greek terracotta representing the feminine bust of the goddess Tanit, a genuine icon on the island.
The city also keeps a secret: you will never get to know it all, as every year, it seems to reinvent itself. Eivissa has changed now more than ever and it offers new spaces to meet and to enjoy leisure and cultural activities. Take a stroll or ride a bike and enjoy the remodelled Paseo de Vara de Rey, Plaza del Parque or the port. Wander around the city and admire the beauty of the fortress walls, the unique building facades, observe how the city lets the sea embrace it and discover beautiful spots where you can celebrate life as it happens, a life now more enjoyable.
Find your Ibiza: Rediscover Eivissa.
Be pleasantly surprised by the peaceful surroundings of a family-friendly city geared towards pedestrians, offering new ways to enjoy leisure and move around. You’ll be surprised to see that the millennia-old city has transformed itself, recovered its splendour and looks more spectacular and more human at the same time.
Eivissa surface area: 572 km²
Island of Eivissa population: 140.000 people
City of Eivissa population: 49.000 people
Average Annual Temperature: 18°C
Inhabitants: Punics, Phoenicians, Romans, Byzantines, Visigoths, Muslims, Christians…
The city of Eivissa is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.