Castell d'Eivissa

Ibiza, Spain

Castle d'Eivissa, also known as Ibiza Castle, stands atop Puig de Vila. Its history goes back to the Middle Ages and the Moorish era. Currently, the partially restored complex is surrounded by thick walls, which are a reconstruction of the Renaissance fortifications.

The two defensive elements of the old fortress have been best preserved to the present day. The first is the Baluarte de Sant Jaume bastion, where you can see an exhibition of weapons used to defend the walls of Ibiza. The second is Baluarte de Sant Pere, which houses an exhibition devoted to the history of the castle and its subsequent extensions.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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stevie mn (12 months ago)
It's a good walk to the top and the surface is slippy even when dry, but the views are great and the cathedral is nice ?.. Free of charge to enter.
Jake Nong (13 months ago)
Nice views, very interesting spot with a lot of history. The castle is formed with various settlements with its own business area, restaurants, local government, galleries, church and shops. Nice walk to the top.
Burger boy (14 months ago)
What a great place to visit, lots of different stairs and narrow alley ways leading up to the top of the castle. We stopped for a beer halfway up in a very nice relaxed café. Definitely recommend seeing the great views from the top and looking at some fantastic old town streets on the way.
Caitlin Broadhurst (2 years ago)
Fantastic views over the port and Ibiza Town, Dalt Vila. Lovely monuments to walk and explore around. Obviously gets very warm and little shade along the routes so make sure to take plenty of water and suncream when walking up.
Ognyan Ivanov (2 years ago)
It is a beautiful, impressive and really massive Fortress. The Walls are at least couple of meters wide. The City Walk is quite long, but it opens amazing views to the sea, the harbour and the old city. Inside there are some very nice Restaurants and a Cocktail Bar with beautiful view. Very nice place and very recommendable!
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