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Visit Ibiza Town

Ibiza Town is the capital of the island of Ibiza in the Balearic Islands off the coast of Spain. It is one of the oldest towns in Europe.

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

Explore Ibiza 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.

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. It has a cathedral museum with various treasures.

The citadel also contains a castle and various palaces and museums. Worth a visit is the Museu d'Art Contemporani, Ibiza's contemporary Art museum with works by artists connected to Ibiza.


Just outside the walls is the 16th century church of Santo Domingo with a lovely frescoed Baroque interior and three domes tiled in red tiles.

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.

The view from the sea over the port and with the old town rising above is particularly nice and if you are looking for beaches the popular Bora Bora beach is a short walk away.

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.

You can find more local travel ideas in the Balearic Islands guide.

See also: 

Map of Ibiza Town and places to visit


Ibiza Town places to visit

Es Canar

Es Canar

Es Canar is a great family resort with a long shallow beach. The town has a pleasant fishing harbour.

Es Canar guide
Santa Eularia

Santa Eularia

Santa Eularia is a pretty town which has retained its character. It has a long sandy beach and a pleasant marina.

Santa Eularia guide

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