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Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera, Central Ibiza

Hip and traditional village, described as the Notting Hill of Ibiza

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Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera is 12km north of Ibiza Town, located in the middle of the island surrounded by rich countryside and fruit trees, (hence the name).

It's a small traditional village positively influenced by modernity and art. You will find art galleries and chic stores selling clothes and artisan goods.

The traditional heart of the village remains the pedestrianised plaza which is bustling with cafés and restaurants with hams hanging from the ceiling. Santa Gertrudis is a lovely lunch spot where you can soak in some traditional Ibicenco culture.

History & Culture in [locality]

Situated at the heart of Ibiza, this town was one of the original places that hippies, artists and musicians gathered in the 1960's. Often penniless and found swapping art work for food, you'll now find numerous pieces of art hung in the many cafés and restaurants of this small village.

The artistic influence has prompted the opening of many galleries and this in turn has created a modern but 'Bohemian' style of living in the area with new villas now lining the streets. 

At the centre of the village is, of course, the church, founded 1797. Through several alterations the façade and the belfry date back to the 19th century and the plaza in front is pedestrianised to preserve the area as a local meeting place.

Sights & Attractions in [locality]

The church in Santa Gertrudis is the focal point, and even if you are just sitting in a café or restaurant you will no doubt be drawn to its simple lines and striking colours that contrast against the greenery and blue skies.

Things to do in [locality]

Possibly the best thing to do in Santa Gertrudis is to shop, and there are several wonderful boutiques selling everything from home wares to jewellery and fashion items. They are an absolute pleasure to browse, and once you've made your purchases you will probably need an ice cream or a coffee and believe me you are spoilt for choice.

Dining in [locality]

This hip village is not overrun by trendy restaurants, chic cafés, bohemian bars and traditional tapas, but whatever time of day you visit or whatever kind of food you're looking for you'll be sure to find something to delight your taste-buds right here in Santa Gertrudis. 

Hotels in [locality]

This really is the perfect rural getaway, a quiet town with enough life that you can enjoy a fun evening out with the locals or stay hidden in the seclusion of your hotel. And there are several very nice ones to choose from. 


Map of the surrounding area