Visit Ibiza Town and the citadel of Dalt Vila on the island of Ibiza, Spain

Photo of Ibiza Town (Balearic Islands region)

Visit Ibiza Town

Ibiza Town is the capital of the island of Ibiza in the Balearic Islands off the coast of Spain.

A magnet for clubbers from the world over, Ibiza town has clubs, bars and beaches but it also remains an attractive town.

Ibiza's real name is Eivissa in Catalan and it is made up of the old town called D'Alt Vila and the new town called Eixample. The old town sits up on top of the rock looking down on modern Ibiza and the sea below.

Visitors will be drawn to the port for nightlife and cafes, to the Marina for upmarket restaurants and a spot of yacht envy and up to the old town for history.

Explore Ibiza Town

Ibiza old town is surrounded by medieval walls, with certain highlights to enjoy inside:

- the gateway of 'Portal de ses Taules' is the main entrance to the old town. It is a wonderful gateway through the 16th century walls which surround the citadel.

- Inside the walls is the citadel, D'Alt Vila, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

- the highlight of the old town is the 13th century cathedral built in a Gothic style

The citadel also contains a castle and various palaces and museums.

Just outside the walls is the 16th century church of Santo Domingo with a lovely frescoed Baroque interior.

If you are looking for nightclubs the worlds biggest nightclub is here in Ibiza. With a capacity of 10,000 people the Privilege nightclub near San Rafael is a must for clubbers. Space, DC10 and Pacha are more nightclubs to look out for on the island of Ibiza.Two of Ibiza's famous night clubs are situated in Ibiza town. These are El Devino and Pacha. Another famous nightclub, Space, is near the airport.

Ibiza town attracts a very international crowd and amongst them a good number of celebrities. These can be spotted in the town and nightclubs and also on the beaches. The Las Salinas beach, about 10km outside of Ibiza town is the beach most popular with celebrities. Footballers in particular are drawn to the Las Salinas (Ses Salines) beach.

Ibiza town has two marinas - the Marina Botafoch and the Marina Ibiza Nueva. Both attract luxury yachts and have a range of top-end restaurants, bars and clubs. Both are very pleasant for a stroll or a spot of lunch or shopping. Both are also very popular on a night as holidaymakers flock to the bars before heading to the nightclubs.

Museums in Ibiza Town, Spain

Museu d'Art Contemporani. Ibiza's contemporary Art museum displays works by artists connected to Ibiza.

Places to visit nearby

Es Canar is a pleasant family resort with an attractive fishing harbour and is well known for its hippy markets. The more upmarket resort of Santa Eularia has some excellent restaurants and upmarket shops.

See also:

Map of Ibiza Town and places to visit

Ibiza Town places to visit

See more places nearby in the Balearic Islands guide