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IBIZA GUIDE

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ibiza location
  
   Population   
132,637 (as of 1 January 2010) Ibiza Town (pop. 49,516)
   Area   
571.6 km2
  
   Average Temperature °C   
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
15 16 17 19 22 26 29 30 27 23 19 17
  
  
   Geography    
Ibiza is the third largest island of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea 79 km off the coast of the city of Valencia in Spain. It is an autonomous community of Spain.
Major cities: Ibiza Town , Sant Antoni de Portmany, Santa Eularia des Riu
   Climate   
Moderate climate for humans. Not too hot in summer ( below 30 °C ). Water temperatures range from 8 °C to 26 °C.

   Museums    
museum
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo: ( Ibiza's contemporary art museum ) in the arms room in the San Juan bastion
The Archaeology Museum : Located at the top of the old part of Ibiza city. There are exhibits dating from the Phoenician-Punic, Roman, Arab and Medieval periods.
Museu d'Etnografia d'Eivissa: Exhibitions related to jewelry, clothes, weapons
Ibiza Archaeological Museum contains artefacts from prehistoric sites on the Balearic Islands, 5th - 7th centuries BC
Museo de Etnografia de Formentera: The museum include the exhibitions of the fisherman tools, utensils and furnitures. ( in Formentera island )
The Museo Puget

Gallery
Galeria Van der Voort :located in the Plaza de Vila, right at the heart of the old part of the city .
  
   Historical places   
ibiza-town
Old city
photo by Forbfruit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibiza
tower Towers & fortress :
A fortress-church in Santa Eulalia del Rio 14 km to the capital.
Faro de Botafoc: built in 1861 with 16 meters high tower.

monument Monuments :
Monumento al General Vara de Rey:unveiled by King Alfonso XIII in 1904 created by the sculptor Eduard B. Alentorn the architect August Font
Monumento a los Corsarios: Monument created by the architect, August Font. It is located on Ibiza's harbor, facing the port.

church Churches :

Old town cathedral with its 10th century Gothic tower and 18th century Baroque nave.
Cathedral of Nuestra Senora : Remaining parts ,the tower and the sacristy doorway, of the Cathedral of Nuestra Senorade las Nieves (Our Lady of the Snows), built in the 13th and 14th centuries:

Catedral de Santa Maria de Ibiza: Built in 1235 at the top of the old part of Ibiza. It is partially built in Gothic style and Baroque design
Iglesia de Santa Cruz: neo Romanic church
Iglesia del Convento de San Vicente y San Jaime
Iglesia de la Madre de Dios de Jesus built in 16th Century
Iglesia de San José built in 18th century by the painter Sanchez de Ocana
The church of Santo Domingo built in 16th century inside the outer walls.
San Antonio church: built in 14 th century in the 2nd largest town of the island

Other
Molino de Puig d'en Valls: Typical Flourmill 18th Century
Yacimiento Fenicio de Sa Caleta : a historical settlement declared World Heritage site by UNESCO
Ses Paisses :archaeological site from the 5th Century BC near Cala d'Hort

Es Cuyeram :cave of Es Cuyeram, in which a sanctuary of the Carthaginian fertility goddess Tanit exists
Santa Ines in the northwest coast of Ibiza island: Catacomb-like chapel where a wooden image of Santa Ines was found.
  
   Airports   
Ibiza Airport, situated about 8km south of Ibiza Town.

  
   Beaches   
ibiza beach











ibiza beach
photo by by victoriapeckham : http://www.flickr.com

200km of coastline
Northern Beaches: Cala Benirras and Port de San Miguel.
Southern Beaches: Talamanca, Playa d'en Bossa, Figueretes, Playa de las Salinas ( 10-minute drive from Ibiza Town ) and Cala Jondal.
Eastern Beaches: Cala Llonga.
Western Beaches: Cala Salada, Cala Conta, Cala Tarida, Cala Gracio, Cala Vedella, Cala d'hort, Cala Bassa and Atlantis.

Aigues Blanques and Cala Llonga in Santa Eulalia ( A town in the 14 km north of the island's capital. )

  
   Events   
The wharf side festival.
  
   Entertainement & Culture   
Legendary port in Ibiza Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site: The dense prairies of oceanic Posidonia (seagrass) are an important endemic species found only in the Mediterranean basin.
The archaeological sites at Sa Caleta (settlement) and Puig des Molins (necropolis) have an important economic role in the Mediterranean in protohistory .
The fortified Upper Town (Alta Vila) is an example of Renaissance military architecture.

The Es Moli gallery
Galeria de Arte Alhadro
  
   Photos   
  
   Attractions   
Visiting the old part of Ibiza Town: Buildings from 10th century with ancient courtyards. The old medieval district with Gothic buildings and historic walls including the citadel

Beaches : scuba diving opportunities.
Cala Portinatx 30 km from Ibiza, beach attractions and surfing schools.

Aguamar : water park
Karting San Antonio
The Ibiza Express : mini-train to take the tour in the island.
Golf Ibiza: golf club with 2 courses ( 18 & 9 holes )
Taking a boat or go parasailing

Cova de Can Marca in Puerto de San Miguel, the biggest natural caves situated atop a rocky
Es Vedra, the mystical island rock off Ibiza's west coast.
Atalaia de San Jose: The Highest Point of the Island

Visiting the other island Formentera by boat.
Santa Eulalia del Rio : Little town located in the north of the island with beautiful landscape and its fortress-church.

La Salinas:Saltpans on the southern-most tip of the island used more than 2000 years create beautiful landscape.

Es Canar Hippy Market only on Wednesdays on the east coast of the island and Las Dalias Hippie Market in San Carlos on Saturdays.

  
   Map    
See Ibiza map page for points of interest, restaurants, hotels,
cafes, establishments , museums and more
  
   Weather   
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