Hedonistic and historic, Eivissa (Ibiza, in Castilian) is a city jam-packed with cafés, nightspots, and trendy shops; looming over it are the massive stone walls of Dalt Vila —the medieval city declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999—and its Gothic cathedral. Squeezed between the north walls of the old city and the harbor is Sa Penya, a long labyrinth of stone-paved streets that offer some of the city's best offbeat shopping, snacking, and exploring. The tourist information office on Vara de Rey has a useful map of walks through the old city.
Ibiza's discos are famous throughout Europe. Keep your eyes open during the day for free invitations handed out on the street—these can save you expensive entry fees.
Although the Sa Penya area of Eivissa still has a few designer boutiques, much of the area is now home to the so-called hippie market, with stalls selling clothing and crafts of all sorts between May and October. Try Avenida Bartolomeu Rosselló for casual clothes and accessories.
This shop sells trendy casual gear, sandals, belts, and bags.
The roof of this 16th-century church is an irregular landscape of tile domes. The nearby ajuntament (town hall) is housed in the church's former monastery.
Ibiza's cathedral has a Gothic tower and a baroque nave, and a small museum of religious art and artifacts. It was built in the 13th and 14th centuries and renovated in the 18th century. The site has been used for temples and other religious buildings since the time of the Phoenicians.
Centre d'Interpretació Madina Yabisa
A few steps from the cathedral, this center has a fascinating collection of audiovisual materials and exhibits on the period when the Moors ruled the island.