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Castell de Eivissa (Ibiza Castle)

The Ibiza citadel (Dalt Vila) is built around the castle and the area is now an outdoor museum

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The whole of the Old Town of Ibiza (Dalt Vila) has become an outdoor museum with signs that lead you through the citadel's history and multitude of medieval buildings towards the castle at the centre.

When the Arabs ruled Ibiza (Yebisah) they built a large fortress, much of which is still standing today with buildings that have been built around it. Evidence of the Punic period and the Moorish occupation were discovered in the excavations of the castle.

There are two main defensive structures still standing:

  • The "Baluarte de Sant Jaume" currently has an exhibition on the weapons used to defend the walls of Ibiza, showing visitors how the use of firearms affected the structure of the buildings.
  • The "Baluarte de Sant Pere", on the other hand, houses an exhibition explaining how those walls were built, including a reproduction of Renaissance scaffolds.

Visitor comments

  • "A must visit. Amazing scenery, great attraction to visit with family and friends alike. It's bit of up hill walk to it, but so worthy. You get to see the entire city of Ibiza. On your way down you can visit the cathedral and once to reach the Main Street there are a few nice spot for lunch and amazing Sangria." - Trip Advisor
  • "If you go to Ibiza the castle walk has got to be on your list Great Walk for young and old fantastic view points on the way to the top great view over the marina lovely shops and restaurants nearby you can also see the plane coming into land overall it's a great day out for ages" - Trip Advisor
  • "Well worth a day trip. Climb to the top of the castle and walk along the walls to take in the views. Explore the old winding streets and independent shops. Massive car park by the port so easy access. See the super yachts and have a beer on the quay. Beautiful!" - Trip Advisor

When to come

The Baluartes de Sant Jaume and Sant Pere are closed on Mondays and bank holidays. It's worth checking the website or with the tourist office to check opening times.


Map of the surrounding area