WORLD HERITAGE SITE
An appointment with history
Ibiza’s cultural heritage reflects the way that the island was occupied by the Phoenicians, the Romans and finally the Carthaginians in the past. Buildings and artefacts left by the three occupying forces can be seen in the architecture and in museums across the island.
On December 14 th , 1999, the fortified Upper Town (Dalt Vila), the Phoenicia settlement of Sa Caleta, the Phoenician-Punic cemetery of Puig des Molins, and the Prairies of Oceanic Posidonia of the Natural Park of Las Salinas were declared World Heritage by Unesco.
Dalt Vila, Sa Caleta and Puig des Molins are all highly recommended visits, both because of their archaeological value, and the amazing views from the walled town over the castle, Botafoch area and Ibiza town. It can be combined with a visit to the Archaelogical Museum of Ibiza, inside the walled town.
IBIZA ISLAND SHOPPING
Shopping in Ibiza Town
In Ibiza town you will find all the top names in fashion together with a wealth of accessory shops to provide that unique fashion extra. Many shops still close for the traditional siesta from 1’30 till 4’30 but then they stay open late into the evening. When in Ibiza town don’t forget to visit the small boutiques and market stalls in the streets around the harbor.
Weekly markets – on a Wednesday visit the ‘Hippy Market’ at Es Canar. Some of the original hippies from the sixties and seventies are there with their wide range of colourful goods and hand made jewellery.