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Ibiza old town guide for Muslim travelers
24th July 2020

Ibiza old town guide for Muslim travelers

Explore the cobbled streets, the numerous attractions and the local shops of this beautiful Baleary Island in Spain

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 When in Ibiza, a visit to Eivissa Dalt Vila is a must.  Dalt Vila refers to the oldest part of Ibiza’s Old Town and is therefore the ideal place for those looking to explore and discover. Literally translating to ‘Ibiza Upper Town’.

A lot of this old town has in fact been named an UNESCO World Heritage site, as it is home to networks of narrow, winding, steep cobbled streets and incredible architecture. A great way to explore this part of town is on foot.

Visitors to the area will start off their tour at the main entrance consisting of a drawbridge and statues. They will then come across the Plaza de Vila; a lively square, as well as the 14th century Cathedral of Santa Maria d’Eivissa, the Necropolis of Puig des Molins; which is a fascinating cemetery with a network of burial chambers hidden deep underground, remnants from Arab, Catalan and Renaissance periods, numerous shops and restaurants, a preserved fortified acropolis, the Museu Arqueologic d’Eivissa i Formentera; which is a free museum, and many more. Although the area is a popular nightlife spot, during the day, it makes a great destination for shopping, sightseeing and people watching.

Ibiza Beach Spain Travel

 

Small coves lapped by the intense blue Mediterranean, pine forests that practically embrace the sea, days spent on-board a yacht, sleepy villages full of rural charm, luxury beach clubs, accommodation in paradise-like settings…

Ibiza is a heavenly Mediterranean destination, a place where you can let your hair down and enjoy the laid-back hippy atmosphere of its fashion and street markets, chill out on a Bali bed next to the sea or watch the sunset surrounded by beautiful scenery. Ibiza is so authentic that it can combine the world’s most exciting nightlife with a UNESCO World Heritage town and Biodiversity Reserves.

An island where you can feel free

Comfortable clothes in cool white fabrics are part of the identity of Ibiza’s fashion and island lifestyle. Ibiza means freedom, finding yourself, and comfort in every sense. Because everything is close by, and it’s easy to find spaces where you can relax, be refreshed and feel younger than ever. The turquoise waters of its coves suggest relaxation and privacy. You can discover some of the quietest with a delightful sailing expedition from the ports of Eivissa, Sant Antoni de Portmany and Santa Eulària des Riu. Lunch or dinner on or around their seafront promenades is a great way to enjoy the island’s seafood.There are many ways to experience the coast of Ibiza – the beaches of Cala d’Hort, opposite the beautiful nature reserve of Es Vedrà, and Es Caló d’es Moro, with one of the most admired sunsets to be seen on the island; the rocky shore of Ses Variades, full of lively bars and nightclubs; Cala Benirrás, epicentre of the hippie lifestyle every Sunday with its drum parties; coves like Tarida, Jondal, Conta, and the beaches of Ses Salines and d’en Bossa, with a variety of beach clubs; or Cala Llentía, with standing stones on the cliffs, regarded by many as Ibiza’s Stonehenge.

Spectacular nature and views

Ibiza’s unique natural environment is also home to other landscapes of great interest. Places like Benimussa Valley and the plain of El Pla de Corona stand out for their rural charm. Apart from their traditional country houses and lush olive groves and vineyards, they are particularly attractive in winter when you can see thousands of almond trees in full bloom, adorning the countryside with delicate white flowers.Another great place to visit is Ses Salines Natural Park. The salt pans and maritime marshes extend across the south of Ibiza and the north of Formentera, and the sea here is home to a large part of the posidonia oceanica seagrass meadows. These meadows have earned the island its place on the World Heritage biodiversity list.Ibiza’s cultural World Heritage sites are mainly concentrated around the upper part of Eivissa, Dalt Vila, considered the best preserved coastal fortress in the Mediterranean. The area is perfect for strolling around the small streets and hidden squares. Sa Caleta, the nearby Phoenician settlement, and the necropolis at Puig des Molins also form part of Ibiza’s UNESCO World Heritage assets.

Where to find Halal food?

Eivissa Dalt Vila is one of the best places in the city for those looking for dining options. The main square found here has numerous incredible restaurants. While these restaurants may not be Halal certified, visitors are sure to find a selection of seafood and vegetarian dishes. For those looking for Halal restaurants specifically, there are a few on the island.

 

There are Prayer Facilities?

Muslims visiting Eivissa Dalt Vila may not be able to find prayer facilities while here, but the city of Ibiza is known to house a couple of mosques due to its sizeable Muslim population. Here find some of them.

 

Masjid Yousef Ibn Tachafin

30 Carrer de Balears, 07800 Eivissa, Spain

 

De la Misericordia Mosque

Carrer de l’Historiador Clapés, 15, 07840 Santa Eulària des Riu, Illes Balears
Phone: +34 696 02 42 47

 

Moulvi Idris Mosque

Calle de Balouzat Harilla 1624, Ibiza, Spain, 28009

 

Halal Restaurants

Quick Facts:

  • Full halal menu or Halal Section of meats separate from non-halal meats
  • Alcohol-free
  • Cash VISA MasterCard Debit Card accepted
  • Takeaway available

 

Pad Thai Wok (Thai)
64 Avinguda Pere Matutes Noguera, Eivissa, Illes Balears 07800

 

BeyKebap (Turkish, Mediterranean)

6 Carrer Lluís Tur i Palau, Ibiza, Illes Balears

 

Restaurant Moorea (Mediterranean)
Carretera de Platja d’en Bossa, Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Illes Balears 07817

 

 

 

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