The capital of the popular Balearic island of Ibiza is IbIza Town, located in the south of the island, right by the sea. Day and night, the lively city with around 50,000 inhabitants offers exciting experiences and is a real visitors magnet.
Not only does one third of all ibizan people live in the largest city of Ibiza, it is also a popular destination for tourists. The airport is located very close to town. Both shopping enthusiasts and sun worshipers find their place in Ibiza Town.
Relaxing on the beach - party on the waterfront
During the day you can explore Ibiza Town with a suitable city guide, take a look at the beautiful old town or stroll along the marina Marina Botafoch . Numerous bars, restaurants and boutiques will not leave you bored and make the holiday in Ibiza a special experience.
The nearest beach is within walking distance, belongs to the suburb of Figueretas and has a pretty palm tree promenade. Cool beach bars and famous clubs can be easily reached from there by public transport, so you do not have to rely on a rental car.
The marina is lined up with luxury apartments that give an impression of the exclusive side of Ibiza. In there we find famous restaurants such La Gaia, which attracts gourmets from all over the world with its top Japanese cuisine. Here you can enjoy the party night with relish, then go to one of the trendy clubs in Ibiza.
Ibiza Town is known for its lavish nightlife around the world. In the "clubbing capital" we find high-profile nightclubs, in which you might easily spot a genuine mixture of locals and worldwide celebrities. When the luxurious boutiques close at the harbor at night, the crazy side of the city awakens and invites you to celebrate until sunrise.
Shopping tours through the districts
Every district of Ibiza Town has its own charm. You should visit every part of the city once, because there is something new to discover everywhere. In the old fishermen's quarter you can buy jewelery and other souvenirs at moderate prices at hippie stands that are open until late at night. If you look for luxury, you will find it in exclusive boutiques around the harbor district.
There are large stores well-known brands on the main streets of the city. The Plaza del Parque has become a popular meeting place for those interested in fancy clothes and beautiful decorative items. A few steps from here we have the Vara de Rey Avenue. There, exclusive shoe shops make hearts beat faster. What's special about the shops: many shoes are unique, but not too expensive and often "made in Ibiza". Here you can buy a piece of Ibiza and take it home with you.
On historical tracks
In addition to countless shopping and leisure experiences, Ibiza Town is also rich in culture and history. The city was founded by the Phoenicians in the 7th century BC and still bears witness to thousands of years of history. In the Archaeological Museum you can, for example, examine Phoenician and Roman tombstones. Further excavations in recent years have exposed more parts of the ancient settlement.
The ancient defensive walls of Dalt Vila were built in the High Middle Ages by the Moors and still shape the cityscape of Ibiza today. The Moors called the city Yabisa. Ibiza island is called Eivissa in the traditional Balearic-Catalan language and its capital city is known as Vila among the locals (translated as "village").
If you would like to continue on the historical traces of the city, you can look at original weapons and armor from the 17th and 18th centuries in the Baluard de Sant Jaume bulwark. However, unlike in other museums, you are allowed to touch the exhibits. In the fortress, the armor can even be tried out to see what kind of weight the soldiers used to carry around.
Apart from the historical achievements of Ibiza, the city boasts numerous museums and private art galleries. While the island has become a popular holiday destination, Ibiza Town has become a new home for dissidents and artists. Paintings, honest and contemporary photos or other curiosities can be discovered during a holiday in Ibiza.
If the city is too busy for you, you can relax in a holiday villa in the area and experience the hustle and bustle of the day at your own pace. The capital of the island offers something special for everyone. Be it luxury, good food, action, culture, history or shopping, Ibiza Town makes everyone happy.