Architect designed stunning villa sitting high on the hill in Can Furnet with lovely views to the sea and Ibiza town.6 luxury bedrooms, 3 masters and 3 doubles, all ensuite. One master ensuite with large private terrace adjoins the dining area. Downstairs 4 more ensuite bedrooms [2 masters]. The 6th ensuite double is self-contained with its own kitchen/dining areaBathrooms:
Seven luxury designer bathrooms. One of the master bedrooms has two bathrooms.Kitchen:
The contemporary open-plan dine-in kitchen has 3 ovens, 2 fridges and luxurious breakfast bar seating 8, for a true chef table experience. Outside is a gazebo area for breakfast, overlooking the gardens and views.
The open staircase leads down to the magnificent, light filled main living and dining area and dine-in kitchen. Large sliding windows open to the 6m infinity pool and sun deck. There is a guest WC and access to the 4-car garage, with Torque gym system.
Ideally suited to adult groups or older families. The villa is fitted with a music system and there is also satellite TV with international channels in the main living area and all the bedrooms, as well as Wifi throughout.
Ibiza Town really is THE most fascinating part of the island, day or night. Here you will see, in glorious living colour, a concentration of all the attractions,
biza Town, the largest city on the island, ticks the most outrageous number of boxes for those who really want to know and partake in some of the Worlds best – hotels, clubs, restaurants. You won’t be alone as it’s also a hotspot for international celebrities. Whilst Ibiza Town doesn’t have its own beach – panic not, they’re just a leisurely ten minute stroll away! – Ibiza Town isn’t short on offerings, by day or night. Taking the best of the Mediterranean and mixing it effortlessly with chic, chilled and super club, for many it is the place to know.
Wonderful panoramic views, a treasure trove of history, mystery and discoveries, spanning 2,500 years are all encapsulated in this UNESCO World Heritage site.
ou’re better off on foot, in sensible shoes, exploring the narrow, winding, steep cobbled streets and magnificent views from the breaks in the high ramparts and the vast terraces at each level (Dalt Vila actually means ‘High Town’). The dramatic main entrance is up a slope, crossing a drawbridge through the Portal de Ses Taules, flanked by mighty statues in roman stone, entering into an ancient cobbled stone courtyard, giving immediately on to the Plaza de Vila or main square.
The other entrance, Portal Nou (reached from behind the Plaza del Parque) has a more gradual ascent. Take your time as there’s so much fascinating detail. Traditionally black clad Ibicencos, untouched by time or change, go about their lives in the ancient, Gothic Catalan buildings overhanging the streets.
Sturdy wooden doors ajar reveal spacious stone courtyards and private chapels. The gift shops and art galleries on the walk up to the cathedral are treasure troves of the unusual and unique works of talented local crafts people.
There are many first class restaurants in Dalt Vila – La Oliva and Tentazione to name a few – “Candlelit dinners in a Medieval castle under the Mediterranean stars” – can you imagine anything more romantic?
Looking down from the battlements by the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Snows, their are some wonderful panoramic views. Look down on the red tiled cupolas of the 16th century church of Santo Domingo. From here you can also spot the statue of General Joaquin Vara de Rey, the Ibicenco hero of the Cuban War, standing proudly at the centre of the Main Square which bears his name.
Here is also the archaeological museum with many collections from the Carthaginian era. The museum Museo Puig des Molins set in the Carthaginian burial grounds is to be recommended – Ibiza is home to one of the world’s most impressive Roman museum collections, with artifacts on display which have been found exclusively on the island.
A room which contained an exit to the outside of the old castle in Ibiza Town was discovered (2002) full of pottery, armaments & other objects used in everyday life in Ibiza from Phoenician times right up to the 13th Century.
The room connected 2 towers of the castle during the Arab occupation of the island & would be used as a way for the population to retreat into the castle in times of attack. As a way of stopping the attackers following them, it was the custom to fill the room with earth to block securely the entrance from the outside. It is thought that when the castle was overrun by the invading knights from mainland Spain this room remained buried full of earth & was forgotten about until it was discovered just recently. This is the reason why all the objects that have been found are in such a good state & are really giving the archaeologists an insight into life in Ibiza at this time.
A selection of clubs, bars and things to do for clubbers and party lovers in Ibiza Town.
As the capital of the White Isle, Ibiza Town (Eivissa in Catalan) is the heart of the island and home to beautiful historic sites as well as offering visitors all that a Mediterranean city should. From the gorgeous harbour which is overlooked by the fortified walls of Dalt Vila to the cobbled paths of the old town, Ibiza Town truly captivates the magic and beauty of the island. As a compact and pedestrian friendly town parking spaces can be hard to find (even though there is a new and big outdoor parking space just off the port) so consider walking, taking a taxi or a bus.
A great place to take a trip to during the day the island's capital has a wide variety of shops, boutiques, restaurants and bars. The 16th century walls of Dalt Vila are undeniably one of the biggest attractions in Ibiza Town and with an array of restaurants from Italian to Tapas it makes the perfect evening escape – whilst being very romantic. Through the cobbled streets you are led to the Baluarte de Santa Lucía where breathtaking views can be seen of Ibiza Town and its neighbouring resorts such as Talamanca. Although the majestic views at the peak of the town are next to none, the port at the foot of the hill offers trips to the blissful Formentera as well as being home to some very plush yacht's.
To escape the city buzz take a moment to grab a coffee from the tree-lined Plaza del Parque area which attracts anything from magicians to random performers as evening approaches. Whilst being perfect for a daytime excursion, Ibiza Town also comes alive at night with entertainers, music and markets which attract a strong crowd each night.
With Pacha and Booom both being just a short stroll away the streets are often the catwalks for the sexy and scantily glad dancers who along with the PR staff set out to entice you into one of the islands best clubs. Expect naked flesh, extravagant costumes, stilt walkers and leather. So if seeing hot models getting progressively tipsy in their platform stiletto's appeals to you then head towards the gay-orientated Calle de la Virgen where they will be enjoying a mixture of Chupitos – free shots!
The hippie chic boutiques, fetish shops (open until 10pm or even midnight during peak season) midnight), fast food joints, Italian restaurants and gay bars which line the the inappropriately-named street of the virgin make for a fascinating midnight stroll. Although music is not meant to be audible on the street after 12am you can still party inside the small but perfectly-formed Lola's on Calle Alfonso XII perfectly warming up your night before heading to one of the super-clubs; Amnesia, Pacha, Privilege or Space – usually open from midnight.
A little out of the hustle and bustle of Ibiza Town sits Marina Botafoch and Ibiza Nueva, true beauty spots for the rich and famous – and nosey. Here you will find the more glamorous venues such as El Madrigal and Sushipoint which all offer tantalising food and drink accompanied by stunning views of Ibiza Town. With so many places to visit this area becomes a real attraction over the weekend as it is the perfect place to mingle, dance and enjoy a cocktail – or two, so what's stopping you?
The luxurious dinner show restaurant Lío – the old El Divino, , also sits nearby and hosts a range of high calibre events such as Carl Cox's 50th birthday... glamorous and luxurious are the words that spring to mind. Not forgetting the Cipriani which is located within the 5 star Ibiza Gran Hotel near Pacha; both are top end places with high end cuisine - expect to see familiar faces from world class models to headlining DJ's. Less luxurious, but with a much more local feel is Veto (ex Grial), which is very close to both Booom and Pacha - perfect for a drink or two on the way to the clubs!
Calle de la Virgen is a must as it will open your eyes to the diversity and spark of Ibiza, also try Plaça de Sa Drassaneta which is just around the corner and the strip that lines the port which is home to some notable institutions such as Jason's Bull's Base Bar and the neighbouring Rock. Lately, NINE Ibiza has become a hotspot for pre-clubbing drinks. You'll find it in calle Felipe II which is behind the Mc Donalds in the port.
The aforementioned Marina Botafoch should also be on your to do list during your visit; laying on the cusp of Ibiza Town it embraces a more tranquil side to Eivissa. Providing you with views, great food and drink and of course music it makes a perfect escape to grab a cocktail of an evening.
Culture and history
Phoenicians founded Ibosim at the end of seventh century or beginning of sixth century B.C. after leaving their primitive settlement in sa Caleta, the origin of the current city of Ibiza. The place chosen by the primitive settlers to found the new colony was Vila hill, where there´s a view over the whole bay which was surrounded by walls to protect themselves from the Greeks and Romans. Ibosim was the first city from the Balearic Islands, becoming one of the most important Mediterranean cities thanks to maritime trade driven by Carthaginian Empire. From this period also dates the enclosure of Puig des Molins, considered as the best preserved necropolis of the Punic-Phoenician culture.
The third Punic war involved the destruction of Carthage and the beginning of second century. B.C. Ibosim became a federated city of Rome taking the name of Ebusus. During fifth century A.D. and the fall of the Roman Empire, the city fell into decline and it was conquered by the Vandals, then by the Byzantines and at beginning of tenth century A.D. it became part of the Emirate of Cordoba by the name of Yabisa. Muslims rebuilt the walls and settled the island contributing to its economic and cultural developing.
In 1229 King James I conquered Mallorca and in 1235 occupied Ibiza in an expedition organized by Guillem de Montgrí. The city and the island became a dependent of The Crown of Aragon and was repopulated by Catalans. In the sixteenth century, due to the new firearms and the frequent attacks of the Turks, king Philip II agreed to build a new wall to surround the city. The project was entrusted to Giovanni Battista Calviand subsequently it was modified and extended by Giacomo Paleazzo. Preserved until today, the Renaissance walls have seven polygonal bastions and a ravelin. In the eighteenth century during the War of Succession, which pitted supporters of Philip V of Bourbon and Charles of Austria to occupy the monarchy of the Hispanic Federation, Ibiza was in favour of the second. Due to this positioning, the Bourbon troops occupied the city losing their own government institutions of the island and the salt mines property, one of the main economic activities of the period which was taken over by the crown.
The walled enclosure of the city of Ibiza, traditionally known as Dalt Vila, has five gates. The main entranceis portal de ses Taules, located in front of the seafaring district from the Marina. There are two roman statues to both sides of the main entrance that are two identical copies from the ones discovered when enclosure was under construction and they are preserved nowadays in the Archaeological Museum. After the main entrance you reach the parade ground, a unique place with ten rounded arches that during many years welcomed the first hippie market of the island. From this point and going through a new gate decorated also by a roman statue, you reach the Vila Square. From here you can choose different ways to see the enclosure.
We highly recommend you to visit the following places: The bastions and ravelin overlooking the bay, the modern city of Ibiza, the beach of En Bossa, ses Salines and Formentera Island. The ancient convent of Dominicans, nowadays the Town Hall of Ibiza where it often hosts celebrations with dancing peasants and exibitions; The Cathedral of Ibiza, started in Fourteenth century and finished in eighteenth Century; Episcopal Palace, bishop´s residence; The Archaeological Museum based in the old building of the University, government institution from the island until its abolition by Philip V in the eighteenth century; Real Curia Building, similar to the current courts of justice, the Castle, La Torre del Homenaje ( Homage Tower), La Almudaina and The House of the governor, military buildings located on the top of Vila and currently in restoration process driven by Consel ld´Eivissa i Formentera; Sa Carrossa, a square with an statue of Isidor Macabich (Ibiza, 1883-1973), popular priest and historian native of Ibiza; Museum of Contemporary Art, housed in a former warehouse and parade ground of the eighteenth century, santCiriac chapel, with an entry that according to legend the Catalans used in 1235 to conquer the city; The seminar, former residence of the Jesuits and later diocesan seminary, now converted into apartments, and l’Hospitalet, a former church which is now usedas an exhibition hall.
Dalt Vila offers visitors many other attractions such as bars, restaurants, shops and art galleries and some small hotels, facilities that complement the wide and varied range of services from the popular seafaring district of Marina located between the fortress and harbor.
The walled enclosure from the city of Ibiza was declared in 1999 World heritage by Unesco. This declaration included also the necropolis of Puig des molins, the Phoenician settlement of Sa Caleta and the Posidonia meadows from The Ses Salines Natural Park. To celebrate this international recognition, the City of Ibiza organizes every second weekend of May a large galadevoted to culture and leisure. Recently, the city of Ibiza has joined the group World Heritage Cities of Spain, an association formed by the city councils of the Spanish State that for their unique historical, architectural and cultural values has been acknowledged by UNESCO as World Heritage Cities. Finally, we would like to highlight that Ibiza Town Hall regularly organizes guided tours through the streets of the historic Dalt Vila and the districts of Marina and saPenya..