|History of Ibiza City|
A meeting place and point of exchange for different cultures. Carthaginians, Phoenicians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Visigoths, Muslims, Catalans and so on have occupied Eivissa. This cultural wealth has influenced its cultural singularity and landscape. In the last 40 years, the needs of a tourism – at times excessive – have occupied the territory, transforming a poor island from which many of its inhabitants had to emigrate into a source of wealth. Society develops quickly towards modernity. Eivissa-Ibiza is full of marvellous places, which together with the character of its inhabitants, make it a special island in the Mediterranean.
The city of Eivissa or Vila, concentrates a large number of services and activities but their evolution has taken place in harmony with the traditional districts, such as La Marina, El Eixample or Dalt Vila, which is preserved in an exceptional state and has been declared World Heritage.
A strategic maritime fortification in the Mediterranean since historic times, in the 1930s, the first visitors, adventurous tourists, found a singular island, and started to disseminate the international myth of Eivissa.
Today, Eivissa/Ibiza, World Heritage, a multicultural city with a great tradition in tourism, offers a whole host of possibilities all year round. Welcome to Eivissa/Ibiza.
"Welcome to Eivissa/Ibiza" video: