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In this post we take you on a walk through Ibiza´s medieval past. It was in 1990, when the old town, D’alt Vila was declared World Cultural Heritage, and in the multitude of little streets, stairs and passages on the uptown hill you can still get lost today. We think it is a wonderful stroll into the colourful past of this island and a place, where time seems to stand still.

Let’s begin with the walk Pouet Simó Passage, turning right to reach the Plaça de Vila, where once there was a market but now you can find shops, terraces and restaurants.

We continue down the street until Santa Creu de Sant Antoni and Santa Ana. These streets are narrow, with unique architecture and of course cobblestone pavement. They certainly evoke the times gone by. They are very authentic.

view of a typical street with restaurants in dalt vila, ibiza

We then arrive at the steps of the Portal Nou, which will take us, after turning left into the street of Sant Josep, to the medieval houses and medieval walls with two towers. At the end of the street you can find the church of Hospitalet, now servicing the Orthodox community.

We follow Conquesta Street, one of the most curious streets of Dalt Vila and here you have your particular “walk of fame”. On this street wall some famous film stars have affixed their hands in cement.

Going down the street to Calle Joan Roman Painter, you reach Mariano Tur Street first and then you go onto Calle Santa Maria. The latter is located at the foot of the Renaissance walls.

We follow the path to the Portella d’en Serra (Sa Portella) with the first Muslim wall enclosure, and leading to the Main Street. This area is quieter with stately mansions from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

So now as you stand in the Plaça de la Cathedral, at the top of Dalt Vila. There are incredible views of the Marina and all around Ibiza. Here you will find important buildings such as the House of the Clergy, the Mirador del Rey Jaume I, the Archaeological Museum, the Cathedral and the Episcopal Palace.

Then you need to begin the descent down the Calle Major, and to Plaça d’Espanya, Plaça de Vila after the Parade and this would take us to the end of the tour, arriving at the Portal de Ses Taules, the huge walled entrance doors.

Let yourself go and enjoy these streets with so much history and the essence of the real Ibiza.

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