IBIZA: ART CULTURE
Ibiza it's not just sea, discos and crazy fun; in fact, the queen of the Balearics is a place rich in history, art and culture. Kanoa accompanies you to the discovery of the less common places, underlining how Ibiza in the course of history, has been the crossing point of many civilizations.
Today, Ibiza is known for its authentic beauty. Behind all this there is a story made up of peoples who have shaped it to make it unique and proud, with a strong identity that it still preserves.
The imprint left on the island of the past Phoenician it's everywhere: Kanoa advises you to get into the es Culleram cave, in Sant Vicent de sa Cala, an ancient sanctuary dedicated to Tanit, goddess of fertility, health, life and death.
This place, almost mythological, immersed in a natural environment of impressive beauty, will seduce you from the first moment.
But it is in the village of Sa Caleta, in Sant Josep, that the Phoenicians settled for the first time in Ibiza; right here, there are testimonies of ancient houses, and archaeological remains dating back to the VIII and VII centuries BC. C .; do not miss the visit of this declared archaeological site World Heritage Site.
Narrow streets, small squares with irregular lines and architectural constructions of different shapes make the impression Phoenician a true monumental outdoor complex.
Following the traces of this millenary civilization you will also come to the necropolis (photo below) of the Puig des Molins, the largest and most preserved in the Phoenician world, with an incalculable historical value.
Stroll in this huge space, awarded as World Heritage Site by UNESCO, surrounded by olive trees and where you can breathe the quiet; you will see pottery, earthenware sculptures and amulets found during excavations, many of which are exhibited in the Dalt Vila Archaeological Museum, the oldest part of the historical center of Eivissa.
From 1 October to 31 March: Mon-Fri from 9.30 to 15.00;
Sunday from 10.00 to 14.00;
From 1 April to 30 September: Mon-Fri from 10.00 to 14.00 and from 18.30 to 21.00;
Sunday from the 10.00 14.00
Standard 2,40 ticket €;
Reduced ticket 1.20 €;
Official Site: www.maef.es
Dalt Vila is the old part of Ibiza; it is a fortified citadel that dominates the bay from a promontory on which in the 654 ac the Carthaginians had founded the city of Bes, occupied by the Arabs in the 902 and by the Catalans in the 1235.
From the port you can admire the imposing boundary walls in the form of a heptagon, which were used to protect the citadel during attacks.
Dalt Vila it is an open-air museum (photo below), declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO, between historic buildings, ancient monuments and the famous Archaeological Museum of Ibiza and Fromentera.
The Archaeological Museum of Ibiza and Formentera, proposes a journey along the history of these two islands, from prehistory to Christian reconquest, through finds of great value, located in the monumental part of Eivissa, and occupies various buildings.
The permanent exhibition spans more than three thousand years of history and is divided into six thematic areas: prehistory, Phoenician colonization, Punic era, high and low Roman empire, late antiquity and Islamic Middle Ages.
Currently the museum is closed for renovations, but we recommend visiting the official website for any updates.
Official Site: www.maef.es
Kanoa recommend visiting these places to see how much beauty Ibiza can offer. A wonderful island, illuminated by the Mediterranean, and a favorite destination for travelers from all over the world.
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