Dalt Vila Landmarks in Ibiza, Ibiza

Dalt Vila Landmarks in Ibiza, Ibiza
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Dalt Vila is the walled old city of Ibiza. The walls and fortifications are among of the best-maintained in Europe. The fortifications of the city were listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site in 1999. The bastions, one of Ibiza's cultural treasures, are definitely worth visiting. Here you will see military objects such as swords, guns, pistols, and much more. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover the Dalt Vila historical landmarks by following this guide.

Dalt Vila Landmarks in Ibiza Map

Guide Name: Dalt Vila Landmarks in Ibiza
Guide Location: Spain » Ibiza (See other walking tours in Ibiza)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Author: rose
Castle of Ibiza

1) Castle of Ibiza (must see)

The Castle of Ibiza overlooks Ibiza Town and its harbor from an awesome hilltop location within the Dalt Vila historical quarter. The castle, built in the 16th century upon the orders of Phillip II and resting upon 12th century foundations, is one of the island’s impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a must see for any visitor. The castle is being converted into a hotel and during the renovations excavations have uncovered many Roman, Phoenician, Carthaginian and Moorish artifacts, as...   view more
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Baluard de Sant Bernat

2) Baluard de Sant Bernat

The military might of the Spanish between the 16th and 18th centuries meant Spain could become a world power and colonize much of the New World. There are few better places to learn more about Spain’s military past than at the Baluard de Sant Jaume in Ibiza. The Baluard de Sant Jaume is located in the Dalt Vila historical quarter of Ibiza town and is one of the oldest military bastions in the Balearic Islands. The bastion today is open to visitors and displays military uniforms, armor and...   view more
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Baluard de Sant Jaume

3) Baluard de Sant Jaume

Baluard de Sant Jaume is another great bastion of the fortified old city in Ibiza. It houses military technology from the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. The display guides you in seeing how technology evolved during that time period. Various weapons, bombs, pistols, swords and much more are on display for visitors to see. The bastion is open for visitors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 6 p.m to 9...   view more
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Baluard de Sant Pere (Portal Nou)

4) Baluard de Sant Pere (Portal Nou)

Baluard de Sant Pere, also known as Portal Nou, is located on the northwest side of the old fortified town and is one of the most complex defensive structures. Bunkers can be entered from a tunnel and various artillery objects are displayed in the bastion. An audiovisual presentation is available as well for visitors. This bastion was also designed by the architect Giovanni Battista...   view more
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Baluard de Sant Joan

5) Baluard de Sant Joan

Baluard de Sant Joan is located on the northern side of the fortified old town. This baluard is one of the seven turrets depicted on Ibiza's town flag. Gardens are on the top of the bastion and the structure itself offers magnificent views over La Marina district to the...   view more
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Portal de ses Taules

6) Portal de ses Taules

The Portal de ses Taules, built in 1585, is the main entrance to the fortified old town of Ibiza and is situated between the bastions of Sant Joan and Santa Llúcia. The entrance gate forms part of the declared UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Dalt Vila old city. The entrance is flanked on either side by headless Roman statues and above the gate is the coat of arms of Phillip II on whose orders the city walls were built. The statues that adorn the entrance were unearthed during construction of...   view more
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Isidor Macabich Statue

7) Isidor Macabich Statue

The statue pays tribute to Ibizan priest and historian Isidor Macabich (1883-1973). The statue depicts him sitting on a bench with an open book next to him. His family was from Croatia, but Macabich was born in Ibiza. He was an active and famous personality in the history of the town. Isidor Macabich founded the Centre for Social Action and Federation Catolicoagrària Ibiza. He began writing his History of Ibiza in 1935 and published it in four volumes in 1966-1967. Macabich also collaborated...   view more
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Baluard de Santa Llúcia

8) Baluard de Santa Llúcia

Baluard de Santa Llucia is the largest bastion of the walled old city. The bastion was designed in 1575 by the engineer Giacomo Palearo. It has an unusual asymmetrical plan. Guns are displayed atop the bastion. There is Polvorin, a building, which served as an ammunition and weapons store. Nowadays, it is an exhibition hall. The bastion offers great views to Sa...   view more
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