Dalt vila, as charming as it is mysterious, will take you to another time in which its walls served as refuge for its inhabitants, with its entangled streets and whitewashed walls. A marvel at sight, an unforgettable experience and the heart of the island. In this post we want to show you 5 alternative activities you can enjoy inside the walls. If you want to know more about the history of this open air museum click aquí.
Authenticity and Peace in Bar S’Escalinata
Our first proposal is a haven of peace. A very authentic little corner of Dalt Vila. A special bar where there are no chairs or large tables, just a few big puff chairs where you can calmly enjoy a cocktail, fruit juice or a beer with a view to the center of Ibiza that is simply magical. They have a simple drink and food menu but that will please everyone because, to be honest, sitting in this charming place does not require anything more. It is located in Calle Portal Nou 10, going up by the Parque Reina Sofía entrance on the right side. It is a very recommendable stop you can’t miss in your stroll around Dalt Vila.
A Must-see in the Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Eivissa (MACE), in the bastion of Sant Joan, is one of the most striking and avant-garde spaces in the city. It is well worth to pay a visit, plus the entrance is totally free.
Our alternative recommendation comes now… The renowned firm Loewe opened its “Summer shop” in the lower part of the museum, where you’ll find their collection, inspired in the work of British artist John Allen. A very cool must-see that you can not miss if you are a fan of art and fashion, as this collection is very special. In it you’ll find handkerchiefs, towels, tote bags… with very chromatic prints and abstract British landscapes present in the work of Allen. Another curious activity you can add to your list!
Fan of Electronic Music? Then the IMS (International Music Summit) Is for You
It is one of the most unique festivals in the world. It is held in the historic district of Dalt Vila which makes it totally different from any other festive space within electronic music. During these last years the stage has been visited by prestige artists such as Carl Cox, Luciano, Seth Troxler, Jaime Jones, Solomun, Sven Väth and many other international stars in the DJ world. This 2-day festival is celebrated just before the starting of the summer season, which is ideal to enjoy the essence of Ibiza without too much of the summer fuss.
Sunrise or Sunset with endless views
This activity implies an early morning wake up, but, of course, it is totally worth it. You can also choose to go in the evening to see the sunset. Both options will surely enchant you. Either from the foot of the Cathedral of Santa Maria in Dalt Vila or from any of its other viewpoints, it is something that you can not miss. An incredible experience that will make you fall in love with the island even more. To get an idea of what you can see if you decide to welcome or farewell the King Star, click here.
As you can see, in our beautiful Ibiza not everything is party and clubs. The island also offers hundreds of entertaining, fun, curious and unique activities. A very special one is the open air cinema, but not just in any place, open air cinema at the castle! This is the proposal of Cinema Paradiso Ibiza, a great experience to enjoy the best classic and contemporary cinema in the heart of Dalt Vila. Relax, get some gourmet popcorn and enjoy the film under the stars. Action!