Sant Ciriac Chapel, Ibiza

Sant Ciriac Chapel, Ibiza

Sant Ciriac Chapel is indelibly linked to the history of Ibiza where it is believed that it played a key role in the island’s history. The chapel is thought to have been built on the exact site where the Catalans entered the city in 1235 in order to conquer the ruling Moorish. It is said that the Christian Catalans were easily able to defeat the two Moorish kings who ruled the island as the brothers were locked in a feud over one having stolen the other’s favorite wife.

Following the construction of the chapel in 1754 it was dedicated to the town’s patron saint, Ciriac. Sant Ciriac has been the patron saint of Ibiza since 1650, and his feast day falls on August 8th - the same day that the Catalans felled the Moorish. The tunnel entrance to the chapel emulates the arrival of the Catalan Christian conquistadors. The little barred chapel features a roughly hewn arch under the statue of Sant Ciriac, where it is said that the invaders passed. Throwing a coin through the arch is said to bring you good luck. The chapel itself is small, but its historical significance makes it an important site to visit on Ibiza.

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Sight Name: Sant Ciriac Chapel
Sight Location: Ibiza, Spain (See walking tours in Ibiza)
Sight Type: Religious

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