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14 Unique places in the city of Ibiza

During you holiday on the White Island, you must spend at least a day or an afternoon exploring Ibiza’s capital, which has over 2,600 years of history. Apart from the must-sees in Ibiza, don’t forget to visit some of these unique places in the city of Ibiza to buy special souvenirs, drink vermouth, discover singular spaces or have dinner in a special spot.

Medieval mansions, quaint narrow streets reminiscent of fishing villages, collections of modern and contemporary art, prehistoric archaeological sites and other interesting spots in Dalt Vila, the walled part of the city declared World Heritage by UNESCO. It’s really easy to get from Hotel Ánfora to the island’s capital to visit these truly special places and other unique spots in Ibiza, as we’re less than 20 kilometres from the city. You can get there by rental car, taxi, bus (No. 13 and 18) or even on the Es Canar-Ibiza direct ferry.

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Unique places to visit in the city of Ibiza

In Dalt Vila, near the Vara de Rey avenue and in the districts of La Marina and Sa Penya, you’ll find amazing views as well as shops, art galleries, viewpoints, restaurants, bars and even unknown cultural visits that you’ll love.

Unique spots in the city of Ibiza

Casa Broner: this unique place in Ibiza is at the end of the Sa Penya district and is very interesting if you’d like to see the house and rationalist work of the German architect Erwin Broner, who played an important role in developing this architectural style on the island. Where? Calle de l’Estrella, 3

Sant Jordi Bastion: only a few metres from the cathedral, it’s usually much less crowded than the Santa Llucia bastion and offers magnificent views of Formentera and the coastline from Figueretes to Ses Salines. Where? On the city walls of Ibiza, by the Cathedral.

Punic Necropolis of Puig des Molins: this is an absolute must-see for your holidays in Ibiza, but as it often goes unnoticed by visitors, we wanted to add it to our list of unique places in Ibiza as a reminder. With over 2,000 hypogea found on the site, this is the best kept necropolis in the Western Mediterranean.

L’Hospitalet Church: this 18th century temple currently hosts the religious services of the Orthodox community settled in Ibiza. If you’re lucky to find it open during your stroll, make sure to take a peek and admire its Orthodox decoration.

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Unique shops

Vicente Ganesha: by an amazing bougainvillea, this iconic shop in La Marina district has been a must for many celebrities for years. If you’re looking for unique bohemian clothes, an Ibizan-style dress or vintage jewellery, don’t miss Vicente’s shop. Where? Calle Guillem Montgri, 14

Sant Cristófol Convent: the cloistered nuns in this monastery on the way to the Cathedral make traditional Ibizan empanadas (pies), cocas (flatbread topped with vegetables or other ingredients) and biscuits sold in the entrance hall. Where? Calle de Sant Ciriac, 2

Sombrerería Bonet: this hat shop opened in 1916 and has been run by the same family for all those decades. This is one of the remaining historical shops in the city. You will find all sorts of hats, but they are especially known for their classic models made with top-quality materials. Where? Calle Comte Roselló, 6.

Le Studio: if you’re looking for fun clothes to ramp up your diva spirit, come to this shop in La Marina. You’ll be amazed by their colourful items. Where? Calle Manuel Sorà, 24

Cestería Can Vinyes: this basket shop has been in Ibiza for a hundred years and offers the typical Ibizan baskets called senallons, that are strong and will last for years. You can go for traditional designs or choose baskets with tassels or other trimmings. Where? Calle Sa Creu, 34.

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Unique places to eat or drink something

Comidas Bar San Juan: they take pride in being the oldest restaurant in Ibiza and their small dining room overflows with charm. You can eat traditional homemade food in this restaurant that gathers both locals and tourists. Where? Calle Guillem Montgri, 8

Petit Vermút: this small vermouth bar in Ibiza, right next to Mercado Vell market and Portal de Ses Taules gate, is known for its fantastic atmosphere and its list of vermouths and tapas for a stop at midday, before lunchtime. Where? Calle de Verdures, 1

Ca n’Alfredo: this restaurant on Vara de Rey avenue is another of the oldest establishments in the city and the entire island. It opened in 1941 and serves traditional Ibizan dishes, like squid stuffed with sobrasada or bullit de peix (fish and potato stew). Where? Paseo de Vara de Rey, 16

Can Gourmet: you’ll want to take a selfie in this tiny shop before you buy the island’s food specialities or eat one of their sandwiches made with crusty bread and Ibizan or Italian cold meats, among other quality options. Where? Calle Guillem Montgri, 18

Bar 1805: this singular bar overlooking Dalt Vila is in a quiet square at the entrance to the Sa Penya district. Charles, the owner, has created a bohemian space and serves fabulous cocktails and French food, like his moules-frites (mussels with chips). Where? Calle Santa Llúcia, 7



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