Ibiza, its history, culture and monuments
In the city of Ibiza, visitors will find the Renaissance walled premises, Santo Domingo’s church, the landlords’ houses, the cathedral, the Curia’s house, the Archaeology Museum, the Castle, the Modern Art Museum of Ibiza and the Necrópolis Púnica del Puig des Molins, amongst some other interesting spots.
Sant Josep de sa Talaia has a great deal of heritage. The churches of Sant Jordi and Sant Francesc de s’Estany, the towers of des Carregador and ses Portes, the Phoenician town of Sa Caleta –which has been declared World Heritage Site-, the parish of Sant Josep, the Torre del Pirata or d’es Savinar, the Punic-Roman rural settlement of Ses Païses de Cala d’Hort and the towers of Comte or d’en Rovira. The church of Sant Agusti and the parish of es Cubells are also a must.
In Sant Antoni de Portmany, tourists can visit the church of Sant Rafel, Santa Agnès’ underground chapel, the Cova des vi or ses Fontenelles, d’en Lluc towers, the churches of Sant Antoni and Sant Mateu and Buscatell’s little chapel.
In Sant Joan de Labritja, visitors can enjoy the collection of unique rural style buildings in Balàfia, the churches of Sant Miquel and Sant Llorenç, the Portinatx tower, the churches of Sant Joan and Sant Vicent and the Punic sanctuary of es Culleram.
In Santa Eulària des Riu, tourists can visit ses Feixes next to the centre of Jesús, the church of Puig d’en Valls and the Puig de Missa in Santa Eulària, where the Barrau Museum and Ethnologic Museum can be found next to the church. In the area of Sant Carles, you can visit the church and d’en Valls tower, near the Pou d’es Lleó. Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera will delight visitors with the extreme beauty of its church.
Ibiza’s most famous historical monument is found with the Dalt Vila Renaissance walls in the city of Eivissa, which were given World Heritage Site status by UNESCO in 1999. Apart from all this, Ibiza is steeped in history which will fascinate visitors to the island whose idea is to explore Ibiza’s heritage.
Ibiza Phoenician Ruins
The Phoenician ruins of sa Caleta and the Phoenician-Punic cemetery of Puig des Molins are exceptional evidence of urbanization and social life in the Phoenician colonies of the Western Mediterranean. They constitute a unique resource, in terms of quality and importance, of material on the discovery and origin of Phoenician and Carthaginian tombs.