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On the small island of Ibiza the capital, Ibiza town, is composed of three sections: the harbor and marina area, the old walled city, and the new city. Ibiza town is located on a hill surrounded by two defense fortresses, and its location offers splendid views of the salty bay, the harbor and marina which provides moorage for fishing and pleasure boats.
From the Ferry Terminal and harbor the streets of the Sa Peña quarter lead up to the walled old city, d'Alt Vila, which dates back more than 2,000 years.
In d’Alt Vila walk the narrow winding streets where you’ll immerse yourself in the island’s cultural and historic past. Along the way discover many age old structures including the Archaeological Museum building, the Curia, Ibiza Cathedral and its impressive tower, the Town Hall, and the convent church and castle, under restoration. This section of Ibiza has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site where visitors can see Phoenician, Roman, Medieval and Moorish ruins. You’ll also identify remains of the medieval and Renaissance style walls, arranged in four adjacent areas, each on a different level.
You’ll also find a variety of colorful shops and boutiques including sandal shops, casual clothing, jewelry and gifts.
Find the picturesque Botafoc lighthouse with its 16 meter-high tower, built in 1861, located near the beach as you head to Talamanca passing the hotel area to the Calle de Botafoc. This route leads to the lighthouse. Enjoy panoramic views here, especially impressive at night of the walled city of Ibiza.