Walls of Ibiza. A tour of modern history
establishing the limits of Dalt Vila, Ibiza wall they take centuries protecting the city from attacks maritime.
Aiboshim, the Phoenician settlement that gave rise to Ibiza was born to the 7th century B.C. However will have no news of an enclosure walled until the arrival of the Muslims in the 10th century. This first site of Madina Yabisah, as they called it in Al – Andalus, was replaced and expanded with the arrival of the Catalans in the 13th century. During this time thewall reaches more than half of the current dimensions. In 1555 begins a first renovation of the wall with Giovanni Batista Calvi, Italian engineer, that is provided with the enclosure of a more solid structure. Applying the new school, the wall becomes an area abaluartada in which each bastion renounces his own defense but defends the neighbouring. The bastions of Sant Jordi, Sant Jaume, Sant Pere, Sant Joan, Santa Tecla and San Bernat are tackled in this first phase.
An unexplored treasure
Other places to discover in the surroundings of the walls of Ibiza
We can seize our visit to the walls to discover other places of cultural interest
Puget Museum at 155 meters
The Puget Museum was born in 2007 of the collaboration between the Ministry of Culture and the town hall of Eivissa.
Monastery of Sant Cristófol at 147 meters
Climbing towards the Cathedral Square we find the monastery of Sant Cristòfol, also known as the Convent of SES monges Tancades.
Bastion of Sant Pere at 107 meters
The bastion of Sant Pere is one of the seven pentagonal pieces that compose the wall of Dalt Vila, the upper city.
Localities near the walls of Ibiza
Tourism in Ibiza came from the hand of the Sun, the party and the beach.
Puig den Valls 2 Km away
Puig d’en Valls is located in the southern tip of the municipality of Santa Eularia, bordering the municipality of Ibiza.
Jesus at 3 Km
Jesus is one of the parishes of the municipality of Santa Eulária, bordering the city of Ibiza.
To talk about Playa d’en Bossa is to talk about one of the best known places on the island of Ibiza.