A melting pot of peoples and cultures, Ibiza is home to history and customs that the passage of time has preserved. In Ibiza Town, Dalt Vila’s renaissance walls, designated by Unesco in 1999 as a World Heritage site, are one of the island’s most important monuments. The island’s rich catalogue of architectural and cultural heritage sites will pull in anyone keen on an enthralling history lesson.
Museums are only the start of a varied assortment of top-tier heritage sites. The list includes whitewashed churches; the town of Balàfia, an architectural wonder; the Punic sanctuary Es Culleram; defence towers; springs and water wells, plus cherished archaeological sites, beginning with Puig des Molins necropolis, Ses Païsses de Cala d’Hort and Sa Caleta Phoenician settlement.
Ibiza is also a land of artisans, descendants in a long line of customs and traditions. ‘Ball pagès’ traditional dance, ‘Adlib’ fashion, ‘xacotes’ (celebrations beside wells and springs) and homegrown songs known as ‘caramelles’ are just some of them.
Take a look back at our rich past.