The Town of Night Clubs

by : Douglas Scott

Ibiza Town heart is The Old Town of Ibiza also called D'alt Vila built in 1554 by the king Felipe II and designed by the Italian Giovanni Batista.

The Ibiza town the only major historical and urban centre of the island. It includes World Heritage Status buildings including a cathedral castle and some ancient walls, all of which reveal the fascinating and dramatic history of this island port. The Harbour of the town is a quiet and peaceful place in summer and in winter.

The islands main town is the port of Ciudad de Ibiza known as Eivissa to the locals and Ibiza Town to the Brits. It is located in the south, it is the centre of the islands nightclub scene and has a lively marina and quaint old quarter with some great restaurants. The town is the most fascinating part of the island, day or night.

Outside the citadel walls, on the Port side, is Sa Pena is a construction of ancient, terraced, Arab style buildings with spindly iron balconies overhanging the thin, winding streets and cobbled passageways. These are home to many boutiques, bars and eateries, most of which are concentrated into the two streets nearest the Port, ther are Calle de la Virgen and Calle Mayor.

The evening for most visitors starts in the Sa Penya district, around Carrer de Barcelona, where bars open from early evening to around 3am tiny little bars in the windy lanes of the Old Town, Dalt Vila buzzing music bars with the most beautiful waitresses. Clubbing in Ibiza Town's hot spots does get pricey.

The streets around Carrer d'Enmig are where you will find the well known markets where many stalls sell all kinds of art and craft products. The shops in the port Stay open until well after midnight. Street vendors and stalls transform the port into a mini-hippy market.

Ibiza Town has three beaches Figueretas is inside the city and its made up of several small beaches. Talamanca is situated near the centre of Ibiza Town and separated only by the light house causeway of Botafoc. Talamanca is close to every thing. Playa Daen Bossa is 2km from the centre, it is the longest beach of the island, so long that its actually shared with the municipality of San Jose.

Archaeological Museum contains artefacts from prehistoric sites on the Balearic Islands, dating as far back as the Punic period between the 5th and 7th centuries BC.