Guide to exploring tourism in Ibiza

Besides those who are simply looking for a place of sun and sea, Ibiza is a famous place from rock stars and young artists dancing wildly. The club that this island side is also famously concentrated mainly in the south of the island.

Founded as Ibosim by the Carthage people in the middle of 7th century BC, Eivissa developed a flourishing economy based on exports of salt, ceramics, glass and agricultural products. Evidence for this prosperity are the Ibizan coins found throughout the Mediterranean. But if Ibiza had a flourishing past, its present is no less prosperous.

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Since the 1960s has attracted visitors: first those who go to find sophisticated nightlife as well as sunshine, sand and surf the web. Then there is a holiday package destination for young travelers, whose nightlife is no longer too complicated, but start entering bars and discos near the harbor and don’t end until good after dawn.

Ibiza Town is the capital of the island, dominated by its old town, Dalt Vila, whose walls are the longest in Spain. In the walls, you will find a gravel maze packed with whitewashed houses, small bars, shops, flea markets and restaurants serving local food. The capital has two archaeological museums containing an artistic treasure of the Carthage. Puig des Molins, built adjacent to a graveyard, and tours of burial rooms are given.

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This is the beach, however, most people go for. They started just south of the town, but the best, and certainly the most sophisticated, often agreed were those in Las Salinas. Santa Eularia, to the north, is an important resort, as Sant Antoni on the west coast, although this is a lot of cheap holiday package lands. Portinatx and San Miguel, in the north, are much smaller and quieter resorts, and you can visit the caves in San Miguel.

Brief Ibiza History

Ibiza Has some history you may not be aware of. There has been archaeological digging recently that indicate some of the first settlements deep back to around 3,000 years ago. They have found artifacts such as bronze axes, and other artifacts that provide evidence that there were early settlements in the area.  Here is a brief look at the history of this area.

The Carthaginians

Carthaginians discovered this area in 654 BC. they founded the Ibiza Town.  this is one of the earliest towns in the European area. they called the town Ibossim, which is very close to the name it holds today. The name Ibiza has survived until now thanks to the Greeks. They came to this area during the time that the Carthaginians did and they called the islands here Pitiusas or the pine covered Islands which we know as Formentera, and Ibiza today.

The Carthaginians were traders and merchants and this area became an important trading center for them. It had strong city walls and a large harbor for their ships. One of the main goods that they traded was salt or what they referred to as white gold. The process of making salt today is much the same as it was during the Carthaginian time to get the salt from the sea water. in Carthaginian culture, Ibiza also played a role as this as one of their largest burial grounds. It was said that the dead were buried on the island because there were no animals to dig up the graves. In some areas you’ll find a large collection of Punic artifacts and these artifacts were recovered in grave sites. Many of the dead were buried with objects and utensils so they could use them in the afterlife. One of the gods of the Carthaginians was the goddess Tanit and she can be found on many of the ceramic pots and other pottery that is made on the islands today.

Roman Times

The Romans and the Carthaginians were at war during the Punic Wars and the Romans conquered much of the area. The Romans called Ibiza by the name Ebusus, but this area did not become a part of the Roman Empire. It became a confederation town and maintained its independence. You will find some Roman statues here and some other Roman artifacts.

Middle Ages

During the dark ages of Europe, there is not a lot of record of this area. The area is said to have been conquered by barbarians, vandals, and the Byzantines. Under the Byzantine Empire they had a little bit more Independence and developed a sharecropping system and an irrigation system. there are not a lot of relics from this area but there is an underground Chapel which can be found at Santa Ines.

Arabs

Around the 9th century ad the Arabs arrived in this area and stayed for over 500 years. The island was called Yebisah by them and there is an Arab influence in this area still today. Some of the musical instruments, traditional costumes, and houses of the area are of an Arab influence as is the island dialect which is called ‘Ibicenco’. They built a large mosque in the area and they also work to fortify the city walls. Some of the watchtowers and the remains of the walls can still be seen today. Under Arab rule there was economic growth in the area. Fishing, Agriculture, and the salt fields provided most of the income during this time

The Catalans

In August 1235, the area was conquered by the Catalans. It is said that they gained entrance to the town through a secret underground entrance and then besiege the city. This secret passage is still found in the city although it is not possible to crawl through it as it is fenced off.

The Churches

The church tore down the air of mosque in the area and built the cathedral that is still there today. All of the villages on the island we were named after Christian Saints and many churches were constructed. San Antonio and San Miguel are two of the oldest churches in the area

Pirates

During the later centuries the ruling Catalans neglected the islands to a large degree. At this time, they were plundered to a great extent by pirate gangs. The villagers build many defensive churches during this time with fortified walls. The villagers would shelter there before an attack and they even had cannons on the roof of the churches. The walls of Ibiza town were constructed in the 16th century and these are the same walls that we see today. Later on, along the coast pirate towers were built and you can still see some of these today. If pirates were spotted, someone in one of the towers would light a signal fire which would warn the next hour and they would like their own fire and on and on it would go until the towns knew that the Pirates were coming and they could prepare for them.

Summary

This is a brief look at some of the history of Ibiza and the surrounding area. This location is rich in history and today it’s making history as some of the best clubbing and nightlife entertainment that can be found anywhere in the world.