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Dalt Vila (The Old Town), Ibiza Town

Declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1999

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Dalt Vila is rich in cultural and historic artefacts, and in addition to the castle and its walls, there is a cathedral, a monastery and several museums. 

The real attraction of Dalt Vila is that around all these ancient artefacts are restaurants decorated with fairy lights, people dining on balconies, antiques shops, jewellery shops and much more, giving this place a magical feel. You can lose yourself in the labyrinth of narrow passageways, as you climb further away from the tourist areas in to the residential cobbled streets. Local children play football below hanging washing and plenty of bougainvillea, at this stage you feel you have entered the real Ibiza.

Dalt Vila is a cultural mix of old and new, the smell of fresh paint next to a crumbling old house; this is what makes the Old Town so special.

Check out our review of 'A Day in Dalt Vila'.

Sights & Attractions in Ibiza Town

Whether you are interested in history or not, the sheer quality and quantity of museums and ancient buildings around the Old Town make it hard to ignore, or to get excited about.

With stunning examples of medieval architecture in the old Cathedral and the Castle it's easy to get lost in a different time, soak up the history and let yourself be drawn in to Ibiza's long history. If you're looking to delve deeper, the Archaeological Museum offers some artefacts from prehistoric and Phoenician times, and is involved in ongoing research across the island.

If something more modern is your thing then the Dalt Vila also houses the Museum of Contemporary Art which is located in a renovated building to show both the history and a newer more contemporary Ibizan style. Art works on display are from local and international artists and alongside their permanent collection there are also temporary exhibitions on throughout the year.

Beaches in Ibiza Town

Sandwiched between the two most popular beach resorts on the island, Playa d'en Bossa and Talamanca, you will have your choice of white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and beach clubs.

Events in Ibiza Town

Dalt Vila hosts some of the largest events in the Ibiza calendar, such as the IMS - International Music Summit. Part of which is a spectacular open air concert with some of the biggest names in pop and electronic music.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

The best thing to do in Dalt Vila is to explore. Taking the day to wander around the narrow streets, explore the museums and take in the views over the rest of the town and Mediterranean.


Map of the surrounding area