Dalt Vila is rich in cultural and historic artefacts, and as a result in 1999 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. 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'.