ibiza sightseeing | all about the tourist attractions and landmarks of ibiza
Ibiza Sightseeing  

ibiza sightseeing | all about the tourist attractions and landmarks of ibiza

All about the tourist attractions and landmarks of Ibiza

There are many wonderful places worthwhile visiting during your stay on the beautiful Balearic island: Ibiza, you will find them here in a row.

Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Ibiza's largest district, offers impressive natural scenery, many amazing beaches, coves and islets, protected in the Natural Parks of Cala dĺHort (incl. Salines Nature Park with its posidonia meadows) Cap Llentrisca and Sa Talaia (the islands highest mountain) and the Nature Reserves of Es VedrÓ, Es Vedranell and the Illots de Ponent with famous landmark. rock island Es VedrÓ.

The municipality of Santa EulÓria des Riu, in the past, was an important agricultural region because the basin of the only river of Ibiza, with the remains of a Roman aqueduct serving the historic fish farm at s'Argamassa. Its capital, a nice miniature town Santa Eulalia, is overseen by the Puig de Missa, a beautiful 16th century fortified church constructed 52 m above sea level, and worthwhile visiting for its fantastic views and unique beauty. Furthermore you will find a number of charming villages, markets and historic white churches and many beautiful beaches.

Sant Antoni de Portmany
has a beautiful bay and port, called 'Port Magnus' (Great Harbour) recently transformed into an ultra-modern port, and although already well-known by many of the visitors for its Westend, a very British nightlife district that most likely also will upgrade to a new level, but of course the municipality holds many historic places as well.

Sant Joan de Labritja
is the least-populated municipality of Ibiza with mainly rural areas largely depending on farming it is also home to the small mountain chain Es Amunts that is protected because of the unique fauna and flora, defense tower Balanzat, the caves of Cova MaršÓ and the archaeological site in Cova Es Culleram keeping Ibiza's most important piece of  Phoenician past: the goddess Tanit.
With its steep coasts with rising cliffs, dense pine forests and terraced, green fields with torrents San Juan is still unspoilt and a heaven for who like to hike and to those who are desperately seeking for peace and quiet in rural surroundings

The capital and municipality and most populous settlement of the island, is Ibiza-Town or Vila (d'Eivissa), divided in two parts: the old Upper Town or Dalt Vila, built on a small mountain by the sea, and the modern part, by the name of Eixample (the extension).

For those who love to visit sites of architectural, cultural, historical, human or religious interest, the island of Ibiza features:

- Ibiza's old town, Dalt Vila, an upper town built in 1554, is surrounded by several historic walls, some of which are only partly excavated. The imposing walls visible today are the product of the Italian architect Calvi in the 16th century. These walls were built so firm, that still today this is one of the two only fortifications in Europe that kept their complete original structure.

- Ibiza's Port - La Marina - is a quiet and peaceful place in winter, while in summer this is the place to see and be seen. From sunset people stroll along the harbour promenade or meet on a terrace to discuss where they will be partying all night this time, and surely Ibiza's drag queens choose this boardwalk longstanding to be seen.

- In the harbour of Ibiza, it is impossible to overlook the Corsair Obelisk - Homenaje a los Corsarios - a statue to honor the pirates, the only statue in the world  honoring pirates. These pirates played a key role in the History of Ibiza.

- Scattered around the island, you'll find several caves, including the largest and most famous Cova des Culleram, discovered in 1907 and Caves Can Marca, over 100.000 years old, Ses Fontanelles Caves with remains of ancient paintings, Es Cuieram Cave, dedicated to the goddess Tanit and Santa Caves Ibiza contains stalactites.

- The Puig des Molins Nekropolis, one of the world's largest and best preserved underground tombs, was left here by Phoenicians and Cova de ses Llegostes, a natural cave, open to the sea, which now houses an aquarium.

- Las Salinas, Ibiza's Salt flats, were of immense importance to medieval Ibiza, nowadays the interesting remains rest in a natural reserve which forms an important refuge for all kinds of birds, including flamingos.

- Visit BÓlafia, near San Lorenzo, the remarkable settlement of seven historic farmhouses and two distinctive towers, of Moorish origin named after the good, freshwater source in this neighbourhood.
The authentic villages of Ibiza, San Jose, Santa Gertrudis, San Rafael and San Carlos, still have the beautiful historical finca's - original farmhouses - and charming small churches, with extremely thick walls, a perfect defence against hot summers, all painted white, just as the islanders always used to do.

- Hippy Markets, which are held regularly, are the markets where the hippies, who once landed on this beautiful island, sell their crafts and artisan products while providing visitors an enjoyable day.

- A must see are the rugged clifs and the beautiful, uninhabited little islands, such as famous mystical rock island and landmark Es Vedra and sister island Es Vedranell, Conejaro and Ses Espalmador, approachable by boat only!

- Ibiza lighthouses, especially the ones at Botafoc - Faro de Botafoc are famous because of the fantastic panoramic view they provide.

- Around 1880 the first windmill was built in the Ses Salines and by the time they ended operating them already 180 of them covered the island. Most of them have since dilapidated but some of them were restored and declared Heritage of Cultural Interest as are MolÝ den Toni Joan, MolÝ des Porxet en MolÝ des Puig den Valls, which all symbolize the characteristic of the Balearic rural architecture.

- áSes Feixes - Water area with great diversity of flora and fauna and also a major relic of traditional Moorish irrigation system.

Most of these Ibiza sites will take a full day to explore all of their beauty but moreover include a healthy walk through the beautiful scenery of Ibiza's quieter rural inlands, in itself worth a visit.
Enjoy all sightseeing in Ibiza, from sunbathing to clubbing in the nightlife, but take time for a cultural dip before leaving this amazingly beautiful island with its illustrious history, free spirit and many secrets, myths and legends.

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