Church of Sant Joan, History of Ibiza

The Church of Sant Joan is one of the most beautiful of the island of Ibiza

One of the best-known prints of all visitors to Ibizais the majestic image Of the Cathedral crowning the entrance to the port. Visible from practically any point of the town, the temple is within the walled area and can be accessed from the street of the Universitat or by the Main Street. The History of this beautiful building as we know it today begins in 1235, after the conquest of the Christian troops, the Church of Santa Maria is built on the mosque of Yebisah in honor of Santa María la Mayor or Our Lady of the Snows , being the closest patron in the Saints to the date of the conquest.
Iglesia de San Juan

Cult of History

During The 14TH century, it was extended with the construction of the belfry and the chapels of San Jaume, Sant Miquel, Santa Tecla and Sant Antoni, Sant Joan and San Pedro and San Pablo. The rest of the chapels correspond to the 16TH century, as well as the main entrance door. Already in 1817, it becomes the Cathedral Of Ibiza, Taking Possession Felipe Gonzalez Abarca, although the first Bishop Was Manuel Abad and sierra in 1782, but the state of ruin of the church did not allow to consecrate it until a century later. The main entrance to the building is located in the square. We will be Able to observe an old hourglass in the belfry and an image of the Virgin on the access door. In the upper part are visible the walls that divide the main nave into chapels. Most visitors stay with this view of the building, however, we recommend that you surround the belfry, first by the views you will find, and second because they can see perfectly the stained glass windows that give light to the altar and give a very different picture of the temple. A perfect place to see this area is just outside the Archeological Museum. The interior of the building may cost you something more to see, because even though your official schedule of visits begins at Ten in the morning, the doors do not open a few days and others either. We recommend You to make your visit on Sundays.

Other places to discover in the surroundings of the Church of Sant Joan

The Church of Sant Joan is a good starting point from which you can access places of cultural interest

Torre de Portinatx

Torre de Portinatx 4 Km

Located in the municipality of Sant Joan de Labritja, next to the well-known Cala Portinatx, we find the Torre de Portinatx, a coastal surveillance tower built in the EIGHTEENTH century.

Iglesia de San Vicente




St. Vincent’s Church 5 Km Away

Speaking of the Church of Sant Vicente, everyone thinks of an urban nucleus built around a main building.

conjunto rural balafia

Rural Ensemble of Balàfia 6 Km

As usual when you visit one of the cultural property of the island, reaching the Rural Complex of Balàfia can become a real odyssey if we do not know the way.

Other places to discover in the surroundings of the Church of Sant Joan

Iglesia de San Juan

Sant Joan

Sant Joan de Labritja is located in the far north of the island, in one of the most unspoilt and unknown areas of the island.

San Lorenzo

Sant LLorenç

Sant Llorenç de Balàfia, or San Lorenzo, is a rural town, with practically no urban nucleus, located in the municipality of Sant Joan.

San Carlos

Sant Carles

Located about six kilometres from the nucleus of Santa Eularia is the parish of Sant Carles de Peralta, or San Carlos.

Beaches close to the Church of Sant Joan

Next to the Plaza de la Catedral, we will be able to enjoy the views to the beaches of the city Of Ibiza.

s'illot des renclí

In The municipality of Sant Joan we can find S’illot Des Renclí about thirty kilometres from Ibiza and six from the parish of Sant Joan.

Cala Xucla

We Can Find the beach of Cala Xuclà in the municipality of Sant Joan.

Cala Xarraca

We Can Find Cala Xarraca in the municipal district of Sant Joan.

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