For an island that spans just 517 square metres, Ibiza has wealth of history for tourists to explore. Just a walk through Ibiza Town will give you a taste for the architectural delights it has on offer. Dalt Vila is a must see for any visitor and provides a long lasting reminder that Ibiza existed long before the likes of Pacha and Space. For anyone fancying a bit of culture from their break, there are a wealth of small museums situated throughout Ibiza. An array of artefacts and paintings can be found to take you on a fascinating walk through time. Read on for a few that we think are worth a look…
Interpretation Centre of Amunts
Situated to the north of the island, the Centre d’Interpretacio des Amunts looks to educate visitors about the history of this beautiful part of the island. The ‘Tramuntana’ region spans 15,000 hectares of lush, green mountains. Built within a tasteful glass building, visitors are guided through an understanding of the history of and current conservation concerns of the island.
Archaeological Museum of Ibiza and Formetera – Dalt Vila
Another museum which should be on tourist’s hit lists in the Archaeological Museum of Ibiza and Formentera. The Dalt Vila centre is perfect for anyone perusing the impressive sights of Dalt Vila itself. The artefacts found here date back to when Ibiza was referred to as the Pityusic Islands. Ancient remains and pottery have been collected and displayed here since its conception in 1903. A fascinating walk back in time.
Madina Yabisa Interpretation Centre
Throughout the 16th century, the Madina Yabisa was Ibiza’s seat of justice. The area was built using the structure of the Andalusian defence wall. Situated within Dalt Vila, this centre looks back to the Middle Ages, when the area was seen as a significant Islamic city. A series of images lead visitors through to an impressive model, which aims to show the journey the city has been through.
Eivissa Contemporary Art Museum – (MACE)
Opened in 1964, the Eivissa Contemporary Art Museum displays art from both established individuals and up-and-coming artists. Their permanent collection includes a selection of celebrated Japanese prints and the Mari Ribas “Portmany’s” Drawings. Regular exhibitions are held and it always worth checking out what is on during your stay.
Interpretation Centre of Santa Eulalia Can Planetes
Santa Eulalia seems to increase in popularity year on year. It offers beautiful beaches, lively bars, restaurants and a wealth of fantastic shopping. Another draw to this resort is the Centro de Interpretación del río de Santa Eulalia Can Planetes. The centre offers insight into a traditional Ibicenco dwelling demonstrating how homes were previously used to mill flour. They offer a range of educational programmes and it is a popular destination for school trips.